Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program is part of the National School Lunch Act. It reimburses child care providers for a portion of the cost of the food served to children in their care. This makes it possible for the provider to buy more nutritious foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.

Why CACFP?

The CACFP provides nutrition education and food safety training to licensed child care centers and homes.

This program encourages children to eat wholesome nutritious foods to help build strong bodies and develop good eating habits that can last a lifetime. Your child will be exposed to a variety of nutritious foods and may develop new tastes.

Program Statistics

27

COUNTIES

178,104

MEALS + SNACKS LAST YEAR

70+

LICENSED CHILD CARE HOMES

Interested in participating?

CACFP is a federal School and Community Nutrition Program funded and operated by the Indiana Department of Education (IDE). For more information visit the IDE site page at doe.in.gov/nutrition/child-and-adult-care-food-program.