Nutrition and Meals

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

This child care facility participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a Federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children receiving day care.

Each day more than 2.6 million children participate in CACFP at day care homes and centers across the country. Providers are reimbursed for serving nutritious meals which meet USDA requirements. The program plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for low-income families.

MEAL REQUIREMENTS

Breakfast – Milk, fruit or vegetable, grains or bread

Lunch or Supper – Milk, meat or meat alternate, grains or bread, two different servings of fruits or vegetables

Snacks (two of the four groups) – Milk, meat or meat alternate, grains or bread, fruit or vegetable