Children practice family style dining in a daycare setting.
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Children practice family style dining in a daycare setting.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The Child & Adult Care Food Program is a federally funded nutrition program sponsored locally by Cornell Cooperative Extension, Child Care Council. The Child Care Council's food program serves legally exempt, family and group family child care providers in Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties. The program offers nutrition education and monetary reimbursement to offset the cost of serving nutritionally balanced meals and snacks within child care settings.

Can My Child Care Program Participate?

Programs can be reimbursed monthly for meals and snacks served to children in care, ages 6-weeks to 12-years-old, based upon compliance with the following CACFP requirements:

  • Program must be a NYS regulated family or group family home, or a legally-exempt child care program, funded by county subsidy funding.
  • Participate in initial on-site visit to assist in meal planning, nutrition education and program record keeping requirements.
  • Allow 3 to 4 home visits yearly, to monitor food preparation and service, and program records.
  • Submit appropriate paperwork (attendance and menu logs).
  • Attend an annual training

Contact

Beverley Burton
CACFP Manager/Community Educator
bjb255@cornell.edu
(315) 736-3394 Ext. 229

Last updated March 3, 2017