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Water Availability in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Last Published: 05/11/2017

This memorandum explains the water requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and supersedes CACFP 20-2011, Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Water Availability in the Child and Adult Care Food program. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Public Law 111-296, amended section 221 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C.1766(u), to require that CACFP providers make potable water available to children. Subsequently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service issued the memorandum CACFP 20-2011 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Water Availability in the Child and Adult Care Food Program on May 11, 2011. That memorandum required that child care centers and day care homes make water available to children upon request throughout the day.
 

Document #: 
CACFP20-2016