National CACFP Week helps raise awareness of how the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) works to combat hunger by bringing healthy foods to children in child care centers, homes, and after-school programs as well as adults in day care.
According to the Food Research and Action Council, in FY2018, CACFP provided 2 billion meals and snacks to:
The National CACFP Association shares helpful tools and tips for making the most of National CACFP Week. Some are available publicly on the association's website, others are available to members only.
Some of the ideas centers can incorporate into the week-long celebration include:
Follow the National CACFP Association on Facebook for shareable content throughout the week.
As part of your celebration, be sure to highlight the diversity of NutriStudents K-12 CACFP menus you offer as well as how much your consumers love the meals!