Child and Adult Care Food Program

Leap of Taste: Child Care Nutrition Standards (PDF | 8.32 MB)

Nemours Health and Prevention Services.

This guidebook provides child care providers with information on how to help children in their care grow up healthy.

Wellness Policy Resources for Child Care Providers

Links to resources to develop a wellness policy for your program and establish practices that encourage healthy lifestyles in children.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): Overview (November 2015)


Main USDA Web site dedicated to CACFP that provides information on how to manage CACFP, information specific to the type of child care setting, and more.

CACFP Promotional Flyer (June 2015) (PDF | 1.56 MB)


Designed for State agencies and sponsoring organizations, this eye-catching flyer highlights some of the benefits of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Use it to help inform non-participating child care centers and family day care homes about CACFP. If desired, customize it with agency or organization information on the back side.

Nutrition Standards for CACFP Meals and Snacks


USDA is providing guidance, resources, best practices, and training for CACFP centers and day care homes to support them in providing healthy, balanced meals and snacks to the children and adults they serve.

National CACFP Sponsor Association (NCA) (2016)

National CACFP Sponsor Association.

A Web site dedicated to CACFP providers with hot topics, conference information, and other resources.

Mealtime Memo for Child Care (2016)

Institute of Child Nutrition.

Two-page newsletter for child care providers, published six times per year and also available in Spanish.

Mealtime Assessment for Child Care Centers (PDF | 113 KB)

Minnesota Department of Education.

A tool to evaluate the meal environment in a child care center. To complete this assessment, individuals will examine the serving and dining spaces where children eat meals and indicate whether each statement is true by checking the corresponding box.

General Guidance on Infant Feeding

Food Safety for Caregivers of Infants