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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Attention DHS Certified Family Child Care Homes and Relative/Neighbor Providers*:

Child Care Consultants, Inc. is now a sponsoring agency for 21 counties across Pennsylvania!

You can be partially reimbursed for serving healthy meals to the children in your care.

HOW? JOIN THE CHILD CARE FOOD PROGRAM AND LET US SPONSOR YOU!

 

What is the Child Care Food Program?

The Child and Adult Care food program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the PA Department of Education. The primary goal of this program is to help children receive nutritious meals while introducing them to a variety of different types of food. The program is available to children birth through 12 years of age who are in care in a DHS certified group or family child care home. *Relative/Neighbor providers located in York County are also able to participate under our sponsorship.

Click Here to: Learn more about the USDA Child & Adult Care Food Program.

THE CACFP BENEFITS your business and your families. Studies show that a key indicator of a quality child care home is participation in the CACFP. Your food costs count as a business expense, so you only pay taxes on the amount of reimbursement that is more than your food expense.

Click Here to: Learn why it’s always financially beneficial to be on the CACFP.

Click Here to: View more ways the CACFP benefits YOU.

YOUR CACFP SPONSOR makes a difference. Choose Child Care Consultants, Inc.

Under our sponsorship, you receive:

  • Downloadable forms online.
  • Email, mail or fax your monthly menus.
  • Recipe ideas and guidance in menu planning.
  • Free resources given throughout the year.
  • Annual training held live or via online webinar.
  • FREE, easy electronic tracking and submission using Minute Menu KidKare.

 

Join us in promoting good nutrition and positive health habits for children.

Participation in the CACFP is FREE!

Still unsure? Watch this video debunking the most common objections to joining the program.

CONTACT US TODAY TO GET STARTED!

Call: 717-854-2273 or 1-800-864-4925 | Email: cacfp@childcareconsultants.org

Click Here to: See what is needed for a child care provider to participate.

 

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FOR CURRENT CACFP PARTICIPANTS (Sponsored by CCC only)

Find the forms and resources you need below! Click each link for a downloadable, printable copy.

FORMS & TOOLS

  • Attendance/Meal Count
  • Civil Rights Complaint Form
  • Crediting Guidelines Handbook
  • Enrollment Form
  • Meal Verification Form
  • Medical Plan of Care

MENUS / SAMPLE MENUS

  • INFANT Breakfast/Lunch/Snack (Menu Form)
  • INFANT Supper/Snack (Menu Form)
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Snack (Menu Form)
  • Supper/Snack (Menu Form)
  • **Sample Menu 1**
  • **Sample Menu 2**
  • **Sample Menu 3**
  • Fluid Milk Substitution Ideas

NEW CACFP MEAL PATTERN RESOURCES (October 1, 2017)

  • New Meal Patterns Shopping Guide
  • Grain-Based Desserts: Changes/Substitutions
  • A Menu Now vs. A Menu Following New Meal Patterns
  • Are You Ready for the New Meal Patterns?

HELPFUL RESOURCES

  • Counties Served by CCC
  • Introduction to Minute Menu KidKare
  • Let’s Move! Activity Calendar
  • Sugars Calculator
  • Ways the CACFP Benefits You
  • Why It’s Financially Beneficial to Participate in the CACFP (Tom Copeland)
  • Why Should I Stay on the Food Program? (Tom Copeland)
  • WIC (PA Women, Infants and Children)

THE HEALTHY HABIT Newsletter Archives

  • Summer 2016
  • Fall 2016
  • Winter 2017
  • Spring 2017
  • Summer 2017

Fall 2017

 

PDF’s & URL LINKS

 

FORMS & TOOLS

  • Attendance Meal Count (PDF)
  • Civil Rights Complaint Form (PDF)
  • Crediting Guidelines Handbook  **I need to check on this**
  • Enrollment Form (PDF)
  • Meal Verification Form (PDF)
  • Medical Plan of Care (PDF)

 

MENUS/SAMPLE MENUS

  • INFANT Breakfast Lunch/Snack (Menu Form) (PDF)
  • INFANT Supper/Snack (Menu Form) (PDF)
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Snack (Menu Form) (PDF)
  • Supper/Snack (Menu Form) (PDF)
  • **Sample Menu 1** (PDF)
  • **Sample Menu 2** (PDF)
  • **Sample Menu 3** (PDF)
  • Fluid Milk Substitution Ideas (PDF)

 

NEW CACFP MEAL PATTERN RESOURCES (Effective October 1, 2017)

  • New Meal Patterns Shopping Guide (PDF)
  • Grain-based Desserts: Changes/Substitutions (PDF)
  • A Menu Now vs. A Menu Following New Meal Patterns (PDF – “MPC Menu Makeovers”)
  • Are You Ready for the New Meal Patterns? (PDF – “MPC Self-Assessment”)

 

HELPFUL RESOURCES

 

THE HEALTHY HABIT (Newsletter Archives)

  • Summer 2016
  • Fall 2016
  • Winter 2017
  • Spring 2017
  • Summer 2017
  • Fall 2017