Community Connections


Find information on specific grants, as well as resources to locate grants and information on the grant writing process.

Food for Thought

Sesame Workshop.

Food for Thought: Eating Well On A Budget is a bilingual, multimedia program designed to help support families who have children between the ages of 2 and 8 and are coping with uncertain or limited access to affordable and nutritious food.

Eat Smart Guidelines for Child Care

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Bureau of Community Food and Nutrition Assistance.

These guidelines challenge child care facilities to improve their meal service by following recommended standards that are above the minimum requirements.

Ready, Set, Go! Creating and Maintaining a Wellness Environment in Child Care Centers Participating in the CACFP

National Food Service Management Institute.

This best practice resource is a self-assessment checklist designed for child care directors who are implementing or assessing wellness practices in child care centers participating in the CACFP. Includes sections examining Resources and Partnerships, and Parent Involvement.

CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

National Food Service Management Institute.

Lessons describe how child care centers and family day care home providers can participate in the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) as well as tips for gaining support for your program from parents and the community. From the CARE Connection curriculum series.