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The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that provides nutrition training and financial reimbursement for approved meals and snacks served in licensed child care homes, approved relative care homes and approved licensed day care centers. It is an extension of the National School Lunch Program and is administered in Michigan by the Department of Education and funded by the USDA. Mid Michigan Child Care Food Program (MMCCFP) is a "sponsor" of the CACFP and has a contract from the state to provide services and reimbursements directly to participating child care homes. 

 

 The primary objective of the CACFP is to ensure that children 12 years of age and younger enrolled in child care homes and centers receive well-balanced, nutritious meals. The program helps child care providers meet this goal through nutrition education, program training and financial reimbursement.

 

The CACFP 
· Promotes good nutrition during the years when children are developing eating habits that can continue into adulthood.
· Educates children to make nutritious food choices and helps them develop a positive attitude towards food.
· Assists providers with planning balanced meals/snacks and dealing with issues that can arise when feeding children.
· Provides financial assistance to child care providers to help them run a quality business.
· Reassures parents that their children will receive high quality, nutritious meals while in care.

 
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