The mission of the Child & Adult Care Food Program is to improve the diets of children by reimbursing family day care providers for serving food that meets USDA nutritional guidelines. Day care providers who participate in the program receive monthly payments.
The program also provides training in proper nutrition, meal planning, developing good eating habits, and healthy attitudes about food. Western Dairyland is an approved CACFP sponsor for family day care serving children in Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix, Trempealeau, and Vernon counties, including the Ho-Chunk Nation.
To become a part of the program, family day care providers must be licensed by the State of Wisconsin or certified by the county. Participating homes must meet regulations and keep records of menus, meal counts, and child care enrollments. There are no income guidelines for this program.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.