Training, Nutrition, Support
The Child Care Food Program is a federal program administered by USDA through the Nebraska Department of Education. The Child Care Food Program reimburses child care providers for the nutritious meals served to the children in their care. In doing so, the program allows you to buy higher-quality food while charging competitive rates. The Program means better nutrition for healthy bodies and growing minds.
The reimbursement rates are the same for all Child Care Food Programs throughout Nebraska.
Child Nutrition Services of SE Nebraska is dedicated to educating family child care providers on the importance of providing nutritious meals and snacks to the children in their care.
Child Nutrition Services has been assisting family child care providers since 1987.
A recent national child care study reports that participation in a Child Care Food Program is a primary indicator of a top-quality child care!
If you want to give the best possible care to the children and have more income the CACFP is for you. The friendly staff of Child Nutrition Services cordially invites you to join our Child Care Food Program.
Our Program Educators have all been family child care providers so we understand your needs – topics ranging from nutritious snacks, discipline, childcare contracts and tax information. We have experience to share!
Additionally, when you join the program, you have access to a full range of nutrition education services. Nutrition information, training, and support can help keep food costs down and assure higher quality meals. Nutrition education will also benefit your own family.
We are devoted to helping you have a successful and enjoyable child care business and are happy to offer you a variety of resource handouts and also nutrition information you will find useful in your profession!
We provide a monthly newsletter “What’s Cookin.” You will find it very helpful. It contains nutrition information, recipes, activities, and special tips for your child care business geared to the month and season.
We will come out to your home to get your started!