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Mid-Sioux Service Area


The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is an extension of the national school lunch program which reimburses child care providers a set reimbursement rate for serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care. The goal of the program is to provide nutritious meals to children, introduce them to a variety of foods, promote good eating habits, and provide opportunities for them to learn about food.

What are the benefits of participating in CACFP?

Children will:
  • Continue to receive nutritious meals and snacks in spite of rising food costs
  • Develop good eating habits
  • Learn about nutrition through regular visits from the sponsor
Parents will:
  • Be assured their children are receiving balanced, nutritious meals
  • Not be asked to pay the expense of meal reimbursement
Providers will:
  • Increase their income without raising their rates while adhering to the CACFP standards to best meet the needs of the children
  • Enhance their professional skills through free nutrition training
  • Have opportunities to network with other providers 

Child Development Home Providers will be reimbursed to serve nutritious meals and snacks to the children. All it takes is a few minutes per day.

Reimbursement rates for July 1st, 2015-June 30th, 2016 are:
  • Breakfast ranges from $.48 to $1.32
  • Lunch and Suppers range from $1.50 to $2.48
  • Snacks range from $.20 to $.74
These rates are adjusted every year.

Child Development Home Providers Contact: Child Care Centers Contact:
Clydene Canady Robin Holz
Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. Bureau of Nutrition, Health & Transportation
Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Cherokee & Ida Counties Grimes State Office Building
418 S. Marion Street 400 E 14th Street
Remsen, IA  51050 Des Moines, IA  50319-0146
800-859-2025, ext. 3492
or 712-786-3492

Federal CACFP Website