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Child Care
Food Program

Built for Your
Child Care Business

The Child Care Food Program is a United States Department of Agriculture program designed to help children receive nutritious, well-balanced meals. The program is available to children under the age of 13 who are in licensed family childcare homes. Beanstalk acts as an umbrella sponsor for over 600 licensed family childcare homes throughout the region. The meals must meet the standards established by the USDA. Beanstalk staff regularly monitor homes and centers for compliance, offer technical assistance, and training.

Benefits for Children in Centers & Homes that Use the Food Program:

  • Will receive well balanced & nutritious meals

  • Helps lower the cost of child care (providers cannot charge parents for meals when they are on the food program)

  • Your provider is reimbursed for up to three meals per day per child (the meals can consist of either 2 main meals and a snack or 2 snacks and 1 main meal


Providers are REQUIRED to serve meals as followed:

  • Breakfast: Must serve bread/bread alternative, fruit or vegetable, and milk

  • Snacks (AM or PM): Must serve at least two items from two different food groups

  • Lunch/Dinner: Must serve meat/meat alternative, fruit AND vegetable, bread/bread alternative, and milk

Requirements for Providers on the Food Program:

The following criteria must be followed in order to qualify for the program.

A provider must:

  • Be licensed or Trust Line registered

  • Be willing to serve meals that meet USDA requirements

  • Have at least, one (1) child in care

  • Keep accurate and up-to-date records

  • Submit CACFP records monthly

  • Be available during meal times for monitoring reviews and to meet with program representatives

  • Participate in annual training as well as on-going training

Call today for more Food Program info
(916) 344-6259 Ext. 351

Non Discrimination Policy

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:

"This institution is an equal opportunity provider."

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