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

For more information on CACFP, click here or go to


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.


Marlene Wyer

at the

Union County Extension Office


You can also find us on Facebook!

Information For Providers:

Approved CACFP Trainings:

CACFP Healthy Menu Makeover On-Line Learning Module

CACFP Actions Speak Louder than Words - Feb. 26, Greenfield

CACFP Actions Speak Louder than Words - Mar. 7, Corning

  CACFP Online
Submit claims easily and securely online.

Infant Menu Worksheet

Main Menu Worksheet

 May 2013 Newsletter

Building Furture Brochure

Income Eligibility Guidelines

Civil Rights Brochure

Infant Meal Requirements
Children 1-12 Meal Requiements

Reference these charts to know what food groups and how much of each food group to serve to which age bracket.

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.

Infant Foods Tried at Home
Is this infant meal reimbursable?

Use these documents when serving infants.  Serving Size Chart

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.

Part-Time Hours Attendance Sheet
Suggested daily attendance record sheet. For a sample, view this PDF.

Maximum Capacity of Children, by Category

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. 

Archived Newsletter

April 2013 Newsletter

March 2013 Newsletter

February 2013 CACFP Newsletter

January 2013 Newsletter

February 2012 CACFP Newsletter

March 2012 CACFP Newsletter

April 2012 CACFP Newsletter

May 2012 CACFP Newsletter

June 2012 CACFP Newsletter

July 2012 CACFP Newsletter

August 2012 CACFP Newsletter

October 2012 CACFP Newsletter

November 2012 CACFP Newletter

December 2012 CACFP Newsletter


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