United States Department of Education (USDA)-
The United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA) is the fourth largest agency of the federal government who works in
collaboration with the Food and Nutrition Service and the Center for Nutrition Policy and
Promotion to ensure US food production for healthy and safe consumption.
The USDA, through its Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers, day care homes, and adult day care centers. CACFP also provides reimbursements for meals served to children and youth participating in afterschool care programs, children residing in emergency shelters, and adults over the age of 60 or living with a disability and enrolled in day care facilities. CACFP contributes to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children and adults in the United States.
For more information, please visit: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp
MyPlate- As part of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPlate has been designed to remind consumers about the importance of healthy food selection by using the five food groups: fruit, vegetable, grains, protein foods, and dairy group.
For more information, please visit: https://www.myplate.gov/
California Department of Social Services (CDSS)- The California Department of Social Services CACFP Branch administers the CACFP program in California.
For more information, please visit: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/cacfp
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)- Women, Infants and Children is a federally- funded health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children that provide assistance in purchasing healthy supplemental foods from WIC authorized vendors. WIC also informs the public about healthcare and other community services.
For more information, please visit: https://www.myfamily.wic.ca.gov/
KidKare by Minute Menu- KidKare is a web application designed to allow child care providers to record food program claim information online.
For more information, please visit: https://www.kidkare.com/