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Child and Adult Care Food Program Recommendations

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers the following recommendations to strengthen CACFP



October 4th, 2022


  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) should expand the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to allow the option of a third meal service, and Congress should appropriate additional funding if required.
  • USDA should continue streamlining CACFP program operations and paperwork to allow for easier enrollment for providers to serve as sponsors of the program.
  • USDA should ensure that CACFP can fund nutrition and wellness education and program efforts.

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