Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
How can organizations participate in CACFP?
How to Get Food in the District of Columbia (pdf) is for anyone who would like to sign up for, or find out more information on, federal food programs.
- The CACFP section includes information on who qualifies, and how to enroll in the program.
- Office of the State Superintendent of Education's CACFP page.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture's Web site section on CACFP.
- Food Research and Action Center's Web site for CACFP advocacy information.
D.C. CACFP Participation Data
- In Fiscal Year 2012, on an average day CACFP helped feed more than 200 children in family child care and 7,500 children in Head Start and child care centers.
- In Fiscal Year 2012, D.C. child care providers were able to tap into nearly $7.5 million in federal funding to serve nutritious meals to the Districtís children.
OSSE Nutrition Standards for CACFP Flyers
Created in partnership with OSSE, these nutrition resources are geared for child care providers. Each is a pdf file.
- Choose Low Sugar Cereals - English | Spanish
- Milk - English | Spanish
- Healthy Cooking - English | Spanish
- Limit Fried and Pre-Fried Meats and Vegetables - English | Spanish
- Together, we can PREVENT overweight & obesity - English | Spanish
The development of these materials was supported by the Altarum Insitute.