Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded nutrition program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS).

The program purpose is to ensure that nutritious meals and snacks are served to eligible children and adults in qualifying care facilities.

CACFP provides reimbursement for nutritious meals and snacks served to:

State agencies are responsible for administering the program and for providing assistance to institutions. In Maine, the CACFP is administered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

www.fns.usda.gov/cnd


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