As a participant in the USDA Child & Adult Care Food Program, you can help young children get the meals they need to grow healthy and strong, fight against childhood obesity and early health problems.
How does the Program Work?
The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federal program supported by your tax dollars. The Program was created by Congress in 1968 in response to the need to provide good nutrition to the children of working parents. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture.
The Program helps family day care providers, day care centers, and afterschool snack programs improve the health and eating habits of the millions of pre-school and school age children in our country by offering free nutrition training and financial assistance. As an incentive, providers receive a monthly reimbursement check for the meals and snacks served that meet basic nutritional requirements.
Who is Eligible for Day Home Reimbursements?
|Day Care Center Participation:|
a. A day care center may participate in the food program when the sum total of the enrolled children who receive Title XX benefits represents 25% or more of the total enrollment or licensed capacity of the day care center
The reimbursement of the day care center is determined by the percentage of free, reduced and paid for every meal served to enrolled children.
|Day Care Centers|
We provide the same training as the day home providers; however the centers are required to attend 2 workshops each year.
We also have available for our clients, self-instructional materials in Nutrition, Sanitation, and Menu Planning that offer free credit hours for your childcare licensing requirements.
Food for Kids, Inc. does not discriminate
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Food and Nutrition Services
Office of Civil Rights
Dallas, Texas 75242