Child and Adult Care Food Program
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a USDA federally funded program administered by the RI Department of Education. It is designed to provide nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children and adults attending qualifying day care (non-residential) facilities.
Sponsors are reimbursed for snacks and meals served which meet USDA guidelines.
The program operates in child care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, family and group day care homes, homeless shelters, and adult day care centers.
All snacks and meals must meet the requirements of the CACFP Meal Patterns and be served at no cost to the children and adults.
The CACFP is administered nationally by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and governed by Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR) Part 226. The Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs administers it in RI.
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For additional CACFP information, go to the USDA CACFP website.