Topic: CACFP

New USDA Rules for Meals and Snacks in the Child and Adult Care Food Program Promote Healthy Eating Habits

WASHINGTON, September 28, 2017 — Starting October 1, 2017, all child and adult care centers and child care homes receiving federal funds from CACFP must implement new nutrition standards that include a greater variety of vegetables and fruit, more whole grains, and less added sugar and saturated fat. The new standards also encourage breastfeeding, and better align with WIC and other child nutrition programs, such as school breakfast and lunch.