(SPARKS, Nev.) - February 07, 2019
The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) announces the renewal of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for 2019, which provides funding for nutritious meals and snacks served to children and adults receiving day care.
“The program plays an important role in Nevada by contributing to the health and well-being of participants and supporting quality care,” Diane Hogan, NDA’s community nutrition supervisor, said.
To operate the CACFP, independent centers and sponsoring organizations enter into an agreement with the NDA. Sponsors partnered with the state receive payment for the meals and snacks served based on the percentage of participants who live in households with income that fall within three different income categories (free, reduced-price and above scale).
Foster children or children who are members of a household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR), Head Start eligible participants, At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program participants and Emergency Shelter for Homeless Children all automatically meet the income guidelines for the free meal category.
Participating adults in day care who are members of SNAP households, Supplemental Security Income, FDPIR or Medicaid recipients also automatically meet the guidelines for the free meal category.
Centers that participate in the CACFP do not discriminate against any child or adult because of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Check online for more information regarding Nevada’s CACFP and eligibility requirements and a full list of participating agencies.
The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) promotes a business climate that is fair, economically viable and encourages a sustainable environment that serves to protect food, fiber and human health and safety through effective service and education. The NDA includes divisions of Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition and Plant Industry.