The South Eastern North Dakota Community Action Agency is a sponsoring organization of the USDA Child Adult Care Food Program in North Dakota. The goal of the Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is to assist in providing nutritious meals and snacks for children (birth through age 12) in family child care homes.
Participating on the CACFP will give you the tools to help the children enrolled develop healthy eating habits. The SENDCAA CACFP services the counties in the eastern part North Dakota, serving approximately 330 providers and 2,500 children on a daily basis.
Benefits to Child Care Providers
- Providers receive monthly reimbursement to help defray the costs of approved meals and snacks they serve.
- Available to all licensed or self certified family child care providers at no charge.
- Opportunities of nutrition education training, through publications and seminars throughout the year that are Growing Futures approved.
- Qualified nutrition educators on staff to assist providers with menu planning and to answer questions.
- Online record keeping available with Kidkare.com
- Monthly newsletters and tri-annual educational nutrition packets.
- Reimbursement for own children, if income eligible.
Benefits to Parents
- Parents can be confident that their children are being well nourished while away from home.
- Parents who select providers who participate with the SENDCAA Child & Adult Care Food Program will not be charged an additional fee for food.
Benefits to Children
- Children receive nutritious meals and snacks, which help ensure proper child development and growth.
- Children learn a lifetime of healthy eating habits through example, by being offered a variety of foods and by having the opportunity to participate in food related activities.
From a CACFP Provider:
"Not only have you provided me with good, healthy, nutritional information, but you have also been a great source of strength and support for my program. ... It gave me an extra professional boost! Thanks for the encouragement and support."
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:
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