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Child and Adult Care Food Program

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The CASY Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is designed to help children enrolled in child care facilities receive the nutritious meals their growing bodies need, while keeping costs down for the child care provider or facility. The program does this by reimbursing the child care provider or facility based on the number of meals served to enrolled children and providing ongoing nutrition education to child care providers. This in turn aids the parents, because not only are they assured their children are receiving nutritious meals and snacks, but their child care costs are kept down as well. The CASY CACFP staff also offers continuing education and support to CACFP-enrolled child care providers. This federally funded program is administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Indiana State Department of Education administers CACFP at the state level. CASY is a Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsor contracted with the Indiana State Department of Education and serves the West Central Indiana. 

Click here to learn more about Indiana’s Child and Adult Care Food Program or view the current reimbursement rates.

For more information regarding the CASY Child and Adult Care Food Program contact CACFP Director Terri Hemminghouse at themminghouse@casyonline.org or by phone 812-231-8913.

CASY CACFP Newsletters:

CACFP Resources:

CACFP Claiming and Reimbursement Information

CASY CACFP uses Minute Menu KidKare as our claiming system. With Minute Menu KidKare, a child care provider documents claim information and enrollment online. Minute Menu KidKare reduces time spent on claim documentation as well as reducing claim errors and dis-allowances. Minute Menu KidKare also maintains several of the required CACFP records online which decreases the amount of paper files to maintain for your CACFP facility. Monthly CACFP reimbursement dates are immediately sent out to CASY CACFP providers through Minute Menu KidKare broadcast messages. View reimbursement rates here. View CACFP Income Guidelines Here.

CACFP Online Training Resources

 FY21 Required Food Program related trainings:

These Food Program related trainings must be completed by CASY CACFP Food Program providers this fiscal year, FY21 (October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021). Submit all certificates of completion by email to themminghouse@casyonline.org. See information below for these required trainings:   

Civil Rights in Child Nutrition Programs (1 hour)

CACFP Child and Adult Meal Pattern Requirements (4 hours)

Additional Health and Nutrition Resources

ICN’s research-based education and training resources are designed to support CACFP professionals in successfully implementing the program’s requirements.

 Learn more about the topic of nutrition and physical activity for children. These child care provider training courses cover topics such as healthy weights, feeding young children, food allergies, food safety and more. (Must be CACFP approved training topic)

Better Kid Care’s On Demand Distance Education system provides professional development online anytime you are ready to learn! (For Child Care Homes only, must be CACFP approved training topic)

Bright Futures Obesity Prevention Training for Child Care Providers, a curriculum that helps child care providers working in local programs make sure young children are physically active.

ServSafe Food Handler Online Training information and options.

Non Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: Program.Intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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