Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
What is the CACFP?
The USDA CACFP is sponsored locally by the Butte 4-C's. Their primary goal is to improve the nutritional intake of children in child care facilities and to give nutrition training to child care providers.
Providers who participate in the CACFP are responsible for feeding children in child care homes wholesome and attractive meals that meet children's nutritional needs. Meal time should be a pleasant and social experience that promotes making wise food choices.
The way a child accepts food is determined by early eating habits.
Benefits to Children:
They will receive nutritious meals and snacks
They will participate in healthy meal time activities
They will learn about eating habits that will help them learn and grow today and reach their full potential for the future
Benefits to Parents:
They will not have to provide any food for their child(ren) in child care
They will not be charged for foods served at child care
Assurance children will receive well-balanced meals and snacks
How do I apply?
Family or Group Child Care Provider
You will contact us at the Butte 4-C's to get started on the CACFP. Our CACFP Coordinator will provide you with everything you need to get started right away.
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