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Celebrate National Child and Adult Care Food Program Week

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Afterschool programs, childcare centers, and preschools that participate in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) are encouraged to celebrate National CACFP Week to raise awareness of the program. The purpose of CACFP Week is to: 

  • Educate parents and the community about CACFP
  • Increase awareness about proper nutrition for growing children
  • Ensure long-term health benefits by creating good eating habits at an early age

March 15-21 is a great opportunity to bring positive attention to CACFP and the impact it has on your school community. Ideas to celebrate CACFP Week include:

  • Plan a healthy activity with children and promote it with the school community.
  • Share a few of the children’s favorite recipes with families to try at home.
  • Have children complete activity pages and send home so families can learn more about CACFP.

Additional promotion ideas can be found at: CACFP.org. For more information on CACFP, contact Cheryl Tollely at cheryl.tolley@iowa.gov.

Photo courtesy of DMACC Child Development Center in Ankeny.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on September 26, 2020 at 1:54pm.