Child Development Associates, Inc.

“Caring for our future”

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call
(866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)      mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(2)      fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3)      email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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What is the CACFP?

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) designed to ensure that children in child care in America get the best possible nutrition, to help them grow up strong and healthy and to assist in establishing healthy eating habits for life. This program plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care. On a daily basis, the CACFP is responsible for ensuring that over 2.9 million children (and 86,000 elderly Americans) are given the nutritious meals and snacks they need to stay healthy.

For child care providers, the CACFP not only helps cover the cost of the food they offer to the children in their care, but it also provides training and education to make the best nutrition choices when feeding the children.

What are the requirements of the program?

· Prepare and serve meals that meet the CACFP Healthy Meal Pattern.  The requirements include serving certain groups of foods in amounts appropriate to the child's age.

· Record daily menus served.

· Record the numbers of children served at each meal.

· Follow safe food handling practices.

· Participate in training offered by CDA

· Promote the safety and well-being of the children in your care.

· Accept three unannounced visits per year from your Field Services Representative (very nice ladies!)

180 Otay Lakes Road, Suite 300  ·  Bonita, CA 91902  ·  619-427-4922  · 800-698-9798