Nutrition is an important part of good child care and a healthy lifestyle. All children need well-planned meals and snacks that provide a variety of foods and the nutrients needed for good health and energy. The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides reimbursement to child care providers for qualifying meals served that meet nutrition requirements for breakfast, lunch or supper, and snacks. A meal pattern outlines the kinds and amounts of food that must be served. Training and educational programs are also offered to child care providers that participate with CACFP, to ensure that nutritious, safely-prepared meals and snacks are available to children in their daycare program.
CCCCNC is the CACFP sponsor agency for licensed/registered family day care homes and legally exempt child care providers in Franklin and eastern St. Lawrence Counties. For more information on this program and to attend our “Introduction to CACFP”, please contact:
In Franklin County, contact Kaila Tucker, CACFP Coordinator
In Clinton County, contact: Chris Danussi at JCEO
In Essex County: Ginger Phinney, ACAP