The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program administered through the New York State Department of Health which provides reimbursement for healthy snacks and meals. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), similarly, is a federally funded program that provides reimbursements for meals provided during the summer, including through summer camps. Access the slides for the above webinar here.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
To apply or receive more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Outreach Coordinator”, or call (518) 402-7400.
*NEW* Our International Sample Menu has meals from around the globe to make for youth! It is complete with cooking instructions and serving sizes.
New supper and snack sample menu which follows the new meal guidelines for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). CACFP centers and day care homes must comply with the new meal patterns by October 1, 2017.
Sample cycle menus which can be used by afterschool providers with and without access to a working kitchen. Cycle menus assist food staff in planning meals and keeping the cost of foods low.
Our updated menu planning template helps program providers in planning menus that meet CACFP requirements by clearly indicating how each meal component will be satisfied, whether it is a snack or supper. This new template introduces the expansion of the adolescent age group to include serving sizes for children ages 13 – 18 years and new vegan menu options creditable by CACFP.
Note: The reimbursement rates have been updated as of July 2018. The following webinars mentions the old reimbursement rates. The new rates are $3.31 per meal and $.91 per snack per child served.
CACFP Success Stories
The NYS Network for Youth Success has created a series of videos with the Hudson River Museum about using the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in their afterschool programs. The videos interview both staff members and youth participants of the program. The interviewees discuss why CACFP is important to them and their program as well as the long term impacts it can have on healthy eating choices. The staff also discuss the process of applying for CACFP and why they found it to be an integral part of the afterschool program. Click the links below to view the three segments.
Share our Strength’s
Learn how to reach school food professionals to obtain sponsoring for your afterschool meals.
No Kid Hungry School Calculator
This interactive calculator provides decision-makers in schools and districts with a business model to understand the financial feasibility of feeding students by maximizing three federal nutrition programs: school breakfast, afterschool meals and summer meals.
New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) menu planning form
The form can be used by afterschool providers who plan to serve supper and/or snack during their program. It provides a menu template for programs required to provide sample menus along with their CACFP paperwork.