The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program that provides payments for eligible meals and snacks served to Minnesota children and adults who meet age and income requirements. Meals and snacks served by participating institutions must meet minimum guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The CACFP helps institutions serve well-balanced, nutritious meals to the participants in their care. Serving nutritious meals and snacks helps improve and maintain the health and nutritional status of participants and can help them develop and maintain good eating habits.
The CACFP serves:
The funds provided for CACFP are from the USDA. The program is operated in Minnesota through the Division of Nutrition, Health and Youth Development at the Minnesota Department of Education.
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Current Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) related to this program are available on the U.S. Government Printing Office website: