Providing Good Nutrition Education and Training to Childcare Providers and Their Families

How the Program Works

How the Program Works

ALL Licensed Family Child Care Providers and Independent Child Care Providers (ICC) are eligible to participate. 
This program serves all children enrolled in family child care homes through the age of 12, regardless of income.

    Providers submit menus on a monthly basis.
    • Each menu is read and each meal containing all required components is approved.
    • Providers may claim for two meals and one snack or two snacks and one meal per child per day.




Providers are visited three times per year no more than six months apart. Two of the visits are unannounced.


    Providers are required to have six hours of training per year:
    • 2 hours on Record Keeping and the CACFP Pattern
    • 2 hours on Nutrition
    • 2 hours on Food Safety
    Training Opportunities
    • Home Study Courses
    • Conferences
    • One-on-One Tutorial