See how Parents and Children Benefit from the Food Program.
Healthier foods made available for your children.
Your child care provider will receive additional income to choose healthy foods for the children they care for. No more worrying about sending complete and nutritious meals with your children.
There’s no additional cost to you.
Your child care provider will receive additional income to purchase the healthier foods that your children deserve. These meals and snacks will be monitored on a monthly basis to assure USDA standards are met at no additional cost to you! View the meal pattern your child care provider will serve.
View the Meal Pattern for Children. | View the Meal Pattern for Infants.
On-site visits 3 times per year.
You get the assurance that a professional from our agency will be visiting your child care provider, offering assistance and resources to help provide for the nutritional needs of your children.
Meet our Field Representatives.
A sign of professionalism and quality.
Food Program participation shows your provider’s concern for the nutritional health of children. It is a benchmark of quality that benefits your children. One reason is because child care providers are required to be certified by the county or licensed by the state to be on the Food Program.
See what the research has to say about Food Program participation and the quality of child care.
It saves you time and money as a parent.
You do not have to prepare or pay for meals and snacks when your children are at their child care facility, thus saving you time and money.
Resources on child nutrition made available.
Resources are made available to your child care provider and you to help meet the variety of concerns and questions about child nutrition.