Federal Food/Nutrition Programs

Federal Nutrition Program Resources


CACFP Improves Diets for Children, Decreases Obesity Risk

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) helps provide nutritious meals and snacks for eligible children and nutrition education to child care providers. The Institute of Medicine and others promote increasing CACFP participation to encourage healthy eating, citing research on the program’s benefits. To learn more visit FRAC’s CACFP Wellness Tool Kit

SNAP/Food Stamps


Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Implementation

President Obama signed into law the new Child Nutrition Reauthorization law on December 14th. Titled The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S. 3307) (pdf), it broadens the Afterschool Meal Program to cover all 50 states (currently it covers just 13), supports the expansion of direct certification for school meals, improves area eligibility rules so more family child care homes can use the CACFP program, changes summer food rules to make it easier for nonprofits to operate, makes important reforms in the nutritional quality of food served in schools and child care, and makes “competitive” foods sold or offered in schools more nutritious. This page contains the most up-to-date information and links to information on implementing The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act.

Implementation Webinar Series

  • FRAC’s Webinar series, Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Putting the Act Into Action, examines the provisions of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and provides steps to make the provisions of the Act a success.

Implementation Resources