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Updated Guidance for the Adult Day Care Component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Last Modified: 01/27/2014
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The adult component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) was authorized by The Older Americans Act Amendments of 1987 and codified in 7 CFR §226.19a. The purpose of this memorandum is to provide updated guidance relating to the adult day care component of the CACFP. Previous guidance relating to adult day care was issued immediately following the addition of the adult day care component to CACFP by Congress. Since that time, much of the guidance has been incorporated into the CACFP regulations, thereby making the memoranda obsolete. Additionally, there have been changes to the CACFP regulations and our understanding of adult day care that are not reflected in previous guidance.