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Federal Child and Adult Care Food Program, nutritious meal reimbursement and nutrition training for home care providers

Child and Adult Care Food Program


The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a Federal program that provides reimbursement to family day care providers for healthy meals and snacks served to children and adults receiving day care. Each day more than 2.6 million children participate in CACFP. The program plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care.

Positive Bright Start is a sponsor in Eastern Kansas.  


If you choose to join our food program, here are some of the extra services you will receive:

  • Nutrition Notes newsletter with nutrition information, recipe and meal planning ideas.

  • Trainings and workshops (in-service) which focus on nutrition, health & safety, and exercise.

  • Full access to our resource library, including nutrition books, games, lesson plan kits and other educational items for use in your childcare home. 

Requirements to Participate

  • You must be a licensed child care home.

  • You must agree to feed all children, aged newborn through 12 years old, by USDA standards.

  • Keep an accurate count of all children served at each meal or snack.

  • Deliver all menus and required paperwork to Positive Bright Start by the 3rd of the following month by 4:30 p.m.

  • Attend 2 hours of nutrition training each year.

  • Allow Positive Bright Start to review your home at least three times a year.

Nutrition & Health Links

Where to find Food Program, Nutrition Information.



USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

 Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

 To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA.  The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

2.      fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3.      email: 

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