Russell Child Development Center is the sponsor for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) providing food reimbursement and nutritional support to licensed child care providers in 14 Southwest Kansas counties.
CACFP is a federal program that provides reimbursement for healthful meals and snacks served to children under the care of a licensed family or group day care home.
Because CACFP participants’ nutritional needs are supported on a daily basis, the program plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for families.
CACFP facilities follow the meal patterns established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Breakfast requires a serving of milk, fruit or vegetable and bread or grain product.
Lunch and dinner consist of milk, bread or grain product, meat or meat alternate, and two different servings of fruits and/or vegetables.
Snacks include servings from two or the four components: milk, fruits or vegetables, bread or grain product, or meat or meat alternate.
Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Pattern
Infant Food Program Meal Pattern