Child Care Development Services, Inc. (CCDS) joins the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) for releasing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rules April 22 on the new meal nutrition standards for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP.
The new rules aim to make a good program even better. By offering meals consistent with the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, child care and after school programs will provide millions of low-income children better access to much-needed fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lower-fat dairy foods.
The implementation date is scheduled for October 1, 2017. Your CACFP representative will provide you with a chart of the changes in the near future.
A quick summary of the changes are as follows.
This is an important step in addressing the nutritional shortfalls in our nation’s children’s diets and helping to tackle the nation's obesity problem. For the full report, click below:
Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010