Menu/CACFP

Meals

Well-balanced meals are another important feature of the Atchison Child Care Center services.  Breakfast for Kindergarten and School Age children begins at 7:20 am.  Children must be here no later than 7:40 am if they are planning to eat breakfast, otherwise, children must eat at home.  Breakfast for Toddler, Nursery, Early Preschool/Fab 4 and Preschool begins at 8:00 am.  Children must be here no later than 8:15 am to eat breakfast.

PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD EAT BREAKFAST EVERYDAY EITHER AT HOME OR AT THE CENTER.  Our cook prepares for a certain number of children and this helps her keep the food costs down.  We would like for each child to eat at the center.  Menus will be posted weekly.  We serve breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.

Lunch is served: Nursery 11:15 am; Early Preschool/Fab 4 11:30 am; Preschool 11:45 am (summer) 12:00 pm (school year) and we serve a mid after-noon snack.  We participant in the Child Care Food Program under the State Department of Education.

SAMPLE MENU
Family Style

Breakfast – cereal, fruit, milk
Lunch – pizza, corn, fruit cocktail, cinnamon
rolls, milk
Afternoon Snack – peanut-butter with celery,
milk

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Building for the Future

This day care facility participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a Federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to participants receiving day care.  Each day more than 2.6 minion participants receive a CACFP meal at day care homes and centers across the country.  Providers are reimbursed for serving nutritious meals that meet USDA requirements.  The program plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for low-income families.

Meals: CACFP homes and centers follow meal requirements established by USDA.

Breakfast – Milk, Fruit or Vegetable, Grain or Bread

Lunch or Supper – Milk, Meat or meat alternate,           Grains or bread, two different services of fruits or vegetables.

Snacks (two of the four groups): Milk, Meat or meat alternate, Grains or bread, Fruit or Vegetable

Participating Facilities: Many different homes and centers operate CACFP and share the common goal of bringing nutritious meals and snacks to participants.  Participating facilities include:
  Child Care Centers: Licensed public or private   
  nonprofit child care centers, Head Start 
  programs, and some for-profit centers.
  Family Day Care Homes: Licensed private homes.
  After School Care Programs: Centers in low-
  income areas provide snacks to school aged 
  children and youth.
  Homeless Shelters: Emergency shelters provide 
  food services to homeless children.
  Adult Day Care Centers: Licensed public or   
  private nonprofit adult day care centers and 
  same for-profit centers.

Eligibility: State agencies reimburse facilities that offer non-residential day care to the following participants:
children age 12 and under,
migrant children age 15 and younger,
youths through age 18 in after school care
programs in needy areas,
adults age 60 or older, and
functionally impaired adults age 18 or older

Contact Information: If you have questions about CACFP, please contact one of the following:

Sponsoring Organization/Center:
State Agency:
Child Nutrition and Wellness
Kansas State Department of Education
120 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka KS
785-296-2276

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer

1/20/13   Form 6-B

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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