What is CACFP?
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program that "provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons." https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/child-and-adult-care-food-program (click the link for more information).
Setting up the CACFP process in the system allows administrators the ability to assign CACFP contracts to students and track the CACFP information for the students based on their eligibility code or family income. The Income Eligibility Guidelines used in this example are based on the USDA CACFP Guidelines, however a center's specific guidelines may differ. The USDA CACFP Income Eligibility Guidelines are available here: USDA CACFP Income Eligibility Guidelines.
- Setup Articles - Income Guidelines, Application Types, General Settings
- Meal Time Settings
- Family Settings - adding a child's status & calculation
- Serving Meals
- CACFP Reporting