Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Study of Nutrition and Activity in Child Care Settings

This study will collect a broad range of data from a nationally representative sample of sponsors, directors, food preparers and/or provider staff of childcare centers, family day care home and after-school programs that participate in CACFP and those that do not participate in the program, and from the children and parents of children receiving care from CACFP childcare centers, family day care homes, and after-school programs during 2015-2016. 

News Item
USDA Awards $5.3 million in Grants for School, Child Care Nutrition Efforts

New resources for nutrition education and food service training are coming to schools during this back to school season in 11 states selected to receive a total of $5.3 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grants awarded today.

Resource | Notices
Comment Request - Study of Nutrition and Activity in Child Care Settings II (SNACS-II)

SNACS-II is the second comprehensive, nationally representative assessment of CACFP providers and the infants, children, and teens they serve. It will update the picture of the CACFP after updated meal pattern requirements went into effect in October 2017.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0002
Revised: Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Area Eligibility for Family Day Care Homes

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the implementation of this modification in CACFP.

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Resource | Technical Assistance
Formative Research on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Electronic Media Use in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This report includes findings from formative research undertaken to help USDA assist child care providers in following the nutrition, physical activity, and electronic media use recommendations outlined in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Study of Nutrition and Wellness Quality in Child Care Settings (Sec. 223 of PL 111-296) - Peer Review Plan

Required by Section 223 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the study is a nationally representative study of child care centers and family or group day care homes that includes an assessment of (1) the nutritional quality of all foods provided to children in child care settings as compared to the recommendations in most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans, (2) the quantity and type of opportunities for physical activity provided to children in child care settings; (3) the quantity of time spent by children in child care settings in sedentary activities; and (4) an assessment of barriers and facilitators to nutritional and wellness quality.

Resource | Grants
Child Care Health and Wellness Grants

The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Act of 2010 authorizes the Food and Nutrition Services to award grants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for projects aimed at improving the health and nutrition of children in child care settings.