CACFP Week is March 11th-17th

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 (funded by county subsidy)¬†child care program.
  • Participate in initial on-site visit to assist in meal planning, nutrition education and program record keeping requirements.
  • Allow 3 to 4 unannounced home visits annually during operating hours to monitor food preparation, service, and program recordkeeping.
  • Submit appropriate paperwork monthly (attendance and menu logs).
  • Attend an annual training


Lori Bunce
Early Care & Learning Subject Educator
(315) 223-7850 x234

Last updated April 4, 2024