ERIC Number: ED568366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Supporting Nutrition in Early Care and Education Settings: The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Stephens, Samuel A.
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
Child care centers, Head Start programs, and family child care providers serving young children--as well as after school programs and homeless shelters that reach older children, adults, and families--are supported in providing healthy meals and snacks by reimbursements through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Administered by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, CACFP provides guidelines to ensure that the food served is nutritious and promotes healthy development, as well as requiring compliance with local health and safety standards. This program--along with several other child nutrition programs--last authorized under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is currently undergoing review by the Congress, a process that occurs every five years. This "Topic of Interest" includes recently published resources from the Research Connections collection on child care provider participation in the CACFP program and on the effects of CACFP participation on the nutrition of young children.
Descriptors: Nutrition, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Food Service, Barriers, Child Health, Participation, Program Effectiveness, Lunch Programs, Federal Legislation
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections. National Center for Children in Poverty, 215 West 125th Street 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 646-284-9600; Fax: 646-284-9623; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.cceerc.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections; National Center for Children in Poverty; University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research; Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation