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CACFP

Information for Providers about the Child & Adult Care Food Program

 

Join CACFP Today!

Toll Free: 1-800-782-1880

Phone: 715-836-7511 ext. 1185

Email: cacfp@wdeoc.org

 

Need Attendance Log Books?
Additional 52 Week - Daily Attendance Log Books are available for $7. Logs will be delivered at the next home visit or you can choose to have it shipped for an additional fee.

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Documents

Western Dairyland Food Program Provider Training

Infant Meal Pattern

Child Meal Pattern

Developmental Readiness

Crediting Infant Foods

KidKare Start Up Training

Provider Manual

Building For The Future

2022 WIC Flyer

Holiday Attendance Record

Additional Helper

Special Diet Form

Creditable Cereal

Direct Deposit Form

Eligible School Data

Income Statement - Provider's Own

Join CACFP Today!

Toll Free: 1-800-782-1880

Phone: 715-836-7511 ext. 1185

Email: cacfp@wdeoc.org

 

Need Attendance Log Books?
Additional 52 Week - Daily Attendance Log Books are available for $7. Logs will be delivered at the next home visit or you can choose to have it shipped for an additional fee.

Buy Log Books

What Providers Should Know About the Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). As a licensed or certified family child care provider, the program provides you with financial reimbursement for serving nutritious meals and snacks to kids in your care.


All children ages 0 through 12 years in child care are eligible to participate in this program. Each child can be paid for either two meals and one snack or two snacks and one meal per day.

 

Western Dairyland Child Care Partnership proudly serves Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer, Trempealeau, Washburn & Vernon Counties. 

 

Why is good nutrition in child care important?

  • Child care settings significantly influence children’s eating patterns.
  • 65% of children are enrolled in child care and spend on average 33 hours per week there. The meals and snacks they are provided while in child care makeup 50-75% of their overall diet.
  • As children’s healthy habits are developed at a young age, it is critical to start nutrition education early.
  • We have a great responsibility to ensure that children receive good nutrition from the start.

Why join the Food Program? 

  • You get valuable nutrition education to know the proper foods to feed children in amounts appropriate for these young age groups.
  • You receive help through nutrition education and personal visits from CACFP staff in understanding how to encourage positive eating habits that will benefit a child throughout life.
  • You get reimbursement to offset the cost of food.

For more information about why you should join the Food Program, check out this video from Tom Copeland!  Tom is the nation’s leading expert on the business of family child care and offers straightforward advice about the CACFP. Check more at Tom Copeland’s Taking Care of Business website.  

 

How do I join? 

If you are a certified or licensed family child care provider caring for at least one child, you are eligible to participate! Give us a call or send an email to learn about getting started!

 

CACFP Participation Requirements

When participating in the Food Program, you will be required to:

  • Maintain regulation (certification or license); Any changes such as closures or relocation need to be communicated as soon as possible with our office

  • Serve meals and snacks in accordance with the USDA Meal Patterns

  • Record daily (on paper or online) the food served, children in attendance, and meal counts

  • Submit your claim for reimbursement monthly

  • Participate in at least 3 home visits a year with our monitors

  • Enroll all children in care on the program (and update once a year)

  • Once a year complete an annual training

 

Reimbursement Rates 

For the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, all providers will receive Tier 1 meal reimbursement for all meals claimed (except for ineligible Provider’s Own children) and will not need to submit Household income statements or verification documents.

Here are the current CACFP Reimbursement Rates as of 7/1/2022:

CACFP Reimbursement Rates as of 7/1/2022

Tier I

 

 

Tier II

Breakfast

$1.66

 

 

Breakfast

$1.66

Lunch/Dinner

$3.04

 

 

Lunch/Dinner

$3.04

Snack

$0.97

 

 

Snack

$0.97

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.