Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Welcome to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) website! From this site you can access infromation related to CACFP as well as current infromation and events in food and nutrition.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federal program that
- gives reimbursement for healthy meals and snacks served every day
- encourages physical activity daily
- insures the safe environment of a state registered home
- supports working families
If you are a registered daycare provider in Adams, Ringgold, Taylor or Union County or if you would like a list of providers in these counties please contact us.
Union County Extension Office
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Information For Providers:
Approved CACFP Trainings:
CACFP Healthy Menu Makeover On-Line Learning Module
Submit claims easily and securely online.
Reimbursable Foods for Infants
Creditable Foods for Children 1-12 Years of Age (revised 9/11)
These documents indicates which food are creditable and which are not creditable according to the USDA and Iowa CACFP.
Food Allergy Medical Exception
If an infant or child needs to avoid specific foods for a medical reason, reimbursement is allowed only if a recognized medical authority has documented the need for the exception.
Iowa Family Child Care Handbook
Enjoy this Iowa State publication filled with information, ideas, and resources for the family child care provider. Child Care Weather Watch
Watching the weather is part of a child care provider's job. Planning for playtime, field trips, or weather safety is part of the daily routine. The changes in weather require the child care provider to monitor the health and safety of children.
Information For Parents:
Checklist for Parents
Let your families know what to look for in a quality child care through his handout. If families are looking for child care, they probably have a good idea of what they want — a place that is safe, happy, and loving, where children can learn and have fun. At the same time, child care must also meet their needs. Child care should be convenient, affordable, and offer care when they need it.
Helpful links for Providers and Parents:
Iowa State University - Food, Nutrition, and Health Link
Here you will find tips to encourage healhy lifestyles in your home.
Iowa State University - Home and Family link
Here you will find beneficial information for your family and the families you serve.
January 2013 Newsletter
May 2012 CACFP Newsletter
November 2012 CACFP Newletter
December 2012 CACFP Newsletter
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