Child & Adult Care Food Program
Child Care Centers
Child Care Centers
Child Care Centers- Public or private non-profit child care centers, Head Start programs, and some for-profit centers which are licensed or approved to provide child care may serve meals and snacks to children through age 12 years.
Overview of CACFP
CACFP Reimbursement Rates
Menu Planning Tools:
Eight Weeks of Cycle Menus Available!
The cycle menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are designed using the "USDA Recipes for Child Care" resource. A great starter for centers and homes new to the CACFP, and for some new menu ideas. Menus meet the meal pattern requirements for 3-5 year olds and portion sizes can be adjusted for other age groups.
Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs
Food Buying Guide Electronic Calculator
Sample Menu Form
Combination Food Recipe with Instructions
Combination Food Recipe no Instructions
Recipe Conversion Calculation Worksheet
Non-Creditable Foods in CACFP
New Mexico Food Purchasing and Production Guide
Easy to Use Grains and Breads Chart
Daily Vendor Receipt
Menu Evaluation Checklist
Manufacturers Product Analysis Sheet
MPAS Sample Letter of Request to the Manufacturer
What the CN Label Tells You
Standard of Identity
Approved Infant Formulas
Non-Creditable Infant Foods in CACFP
Meal Service Requirements:
Food Chart - Ages One and Up
Food Chart - Infants
Building for the Future:
Building for the Future Brochure (English)
Building for the Future Brochure (Spanish)
Required to be posted in facility
Building for the Future Poster (English/Spanish)
Building for the Future Poster (Chinese)
Building for the Future Poster (Russian)
Building for the Future Poster (Vietnamese)
The Child Care Nutrition Resource System
The Child Care Nutrition Resource System provides you with recipes, resources and information on preparing nutritious meals and food safety.
The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA/FNS) has a comprehensive listing of all the resources available through Team Nutrition for schools and child care facilities that participate in the Federal Child Nutrition Programs.
Child Nutrition Program - Program Mrg, Community Nutrition Programs
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