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LYON COUNTY SIOUX COUNTY PLYMOUTH COUNTY CHEROKEE COUNTY IDA COUNTY

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, 2013-June 30th, 2014 are:
  • Breakfast ranges from $.47 to $1.28
  • Lunch and Suppers ranges from $1.45 to $2.40
  • Snacks ranges from $.19 to $.71
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
515-281-3484



Federal CACFP Website