We offer support and training to child care providers and afterschool care programs so they can serve nutritious foods and teach healthy eating habits to the children in their care. Nutrition Works is contracted through Idaho’s State Department of Education (SDE) and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to administer the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Your child care provider’s participation in CACFP is an indicator of high-quality care; this program helps by reimbursing care providers for serving healthy and nutritious meals and snacks to children. Child care plays a significant role in shaping lifetime nutrition habits and helps children learn, grow, and be healthy. Meals and snacks provided by participating child care sites include a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean protein foods.
Child care providers sponsored by Nutrition Works receive regular training and guidance in areas including: nutrition, child development, food safety and menu planning. Nutrition Works staff members visit sponsored centers and home providers several times a year, providing on-site assistance and support.
Our goals as a CACFP sponsor are:
- To feed nutritious meals to children in child care
- To instill healthy eating habits at a young age
- To provide nutrition training and resources to child care providers
This Institution is an equal opportunity provider.