“Friendly House sponsors the Child and Adult Food Program, which is very beneficial to my child development home. The children and I enjoy having Lisa and Alice come to my home for inspections. They give me good nutrition information and tips for saving on food costs. I feel very comfortable asking Lisa and Alice questions about nutrition and food preparation. They are a valuable resource to me and my childcare program.” ~Kathy, CACFP Home Child Care Provider
Are you a home day care provider who serves meals and snacks to your day care children?
Would you like to get reimbursed for part of the cost of those meals?
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) gives cash reimbursement to providers for up to two meals and one snack per child per day. Providers are given guidelines for nutritious meals and snacks which encourages healthy eating habits. Training is regularly offered to help providers learn about child nutrition, human development and how to create a pleasant mealtime environment. The training offered at Friendly House is held on-site and is free.
The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Iowa Department of Education. We serve the following counties: Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine and Scott. Other program benefits include workshops, newsletters, recipes and activities, and inclusion in any Friendly House programs, events and activities.
To become a CACFP participant:
Your day care must be registered with the State of Iowa. Providers of all income levels may participate. Day care may be full or part time. For more information or to schedule a pre-approval visit, contact the program supervisor, Lisa, at 563-323-1821 ext. 16.
It is the policy of Friendly House to provide services to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, familial status, marital status, age physical disability, mental disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and any other class that is protected by federal, state or local law. Eligibility for the program is based on a first come first served basis and the availability of a space for the child in the program.
The regulations provide that people who feel that they or others have been the object of discrimination by a child care center, contrary to the provisions of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Public Law 88-352), as amended, and regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (45 Code of Federal Regulations--Part 80), may file a complaint. All complaints will be investigated and appropriate action taken when indicated. Inquiries should be directed to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission at (515) 281-4121.
Build 4 Future
CACFP Menu Checklist with Best Practices
CACFP Menu with Best Practices
Healthy Snacks and Physical Activities
Infant Meal Pattern
Meal Pattern Ages 1-12
Menu Magic for Children
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