Child and Adult Care Food Program
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). CACFP provides reimbursement for meals served in childcare settings and is made available in New York through the State Department of Health (DOH). DOH contracts with Pro Action Child Care Council a division of Pro Action to sponsor participation in this program for family day care, group family day care, and legally- exempt providers who care for subsidized children. Child care centers must contract directly with DOH. The mission of the Child and Adult Care Food Program is to ensure that child care providers serve nutritious and safely prepared meals and snacks to children age twelve and under in child care settings.