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Reimbursement of Infant Meals in the Child Nutrition Programs

Last Published: 04/16/2015

The child nutrition programs reimburse child care centers, family day care homes, emergency shelters, schools, and residential child care institutions for the costs of serving nutritious meals--including the costs of preparation and clean up of meals--to infants. We are revising program policy to recognize the non-food related cost of serving infants by allowing reimbursement for meals containing only infant formula, whether supplied by the caregiver or by the parent. This memorandum has been superseded by CACFP 14-2015: Infant Feeding in the CACFP, April 10, 2015.