Who is Eligible?

Licensed and registered child care home providers can join the program and receive child nutrition education, learn how to plan and serve nutritious meals and receive reimbursement for the meals they serve to children that meet USDA guidelines.

As a part of services offered through this program, a Child Nutrition Consultant conducts three on-site home visits per year.

You will:

  • Learn how to plan and serve low cost, nutritious meals
  • Receive reimbursement for meals and snacks you serve that meet USDA guidelines
  • Assure parents that children eat healthy meals while in your care

Child Care plays a central role in shaping the nutrition habits of children. Many children are in child care over eight hours each day and eat the majority of their meals in child care. By the age of 30 to 36 months, the foundation of eating behaviors has been formed.

CACFP can make sure that these nutrition habits are good ones.

For questions please contact Lisa Smith, Program Director at 314.531.1412, ext. 29 or 800.418.3663 or by e-mail at smithl@united4children.org.

Visit the Illinois Child and Adult Care Food Program website.

Other Illinois child care program links:

State Forms and handbooks

FORMS
Please click on the appropriate link below to download and/or read the Forms.

Tier 1 – Providers by school or census and have children living in their home under 13 years old.

Tier 2 – Providers wanting to change to Tier 1 *Must submit all tax & income proof*

Parent Application – For questions please contact Lisa Smith, Director of Nutrition Services at 314-531-1412 ext. 29.

Medical Substitution Form

Direct Deposit Form

Holiday Sign-In/Out Form

On-Line Claiming Agreement

View Video for Online Claiming Providers

Click here for instructions for using the online demonstration account.

HANDBOOKS and GUIDES
Please click on the appropriate link below to download and/or read the Handbooks and Guides.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program and How It Works

Recipe for Healthy Kids Cookbook For Families

Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children

United 4 Children Nutrition Handbook

Creditable Foods Guide

Feeding Infants Guide

Click here for instructions for using the online demonstration account.

TRAINING

Interested in training opportunities at United 4 Children?  Click here to view our 2017 Training Catalog.

Find more child nutrition resources below: