USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program
The Center for Child Development participates in the Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP), which is a federally funded program administered by the USDA. The program provides regulations, which promotes good nutrition and balanced meals for children.
A breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack is provided daily. Meals are served family style as a teacher sits and eats with the children, encouraging them to serve themselves and engage in meaningful conversation. Children are encouraged to try new foods, but not forced to eat or taste food. Special attention has been given to increasing meals with whole grains, fiber, fresh fruits and vegetables while decreasing high fat content foods.