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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. 

03/23/2016
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.

08/31/2017
Resource | Research and Data | Nutrition Education 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.

03/09/2015
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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01/10/2011
Resource 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.

02/18/2021
Basic page Child Care Organization

Team Nutrition supports the CACFP by providing training for child care providers, nutrition education for children and families, and resources to support a healthier environment.

08/31/2023
Resource | Recipes Multicultural Child Care Recipes From Africa

The 40 recipes in this Team Nutrition collection will add the flavors from different cultures and regions to child care menus. 

11/16/2020
Resource | Recipes Multicultural Child Care Recipes From Europe

The 40 recipes in this Team Nutrition collection will add the flavors from different cultures and region to your child care menus.

11/03/2020
Resource | Grants Child Care Health and Wellness Grants

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

03/19/2010
Resource | Report Child Care Assessment Project Final Report

This report summarizes the results of the Child Care Assessment Project (CCAP), which was undertaken by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) during the period 2004-2007.

07/29/2009
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