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Nutrition & Adult Day Health Programs

introduction

Clarify your program’s role in promoting your participants’ health. Learn how the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) works to promote good nutrition. This section will explain the role of your program in promoting the health of your participants who are older adults.

in this section:

Nutrition & Adult Day Health Programs (download pdf of entire chapter)

  • The Role of Your Program in Promoting Health
    This section will explain the role of your program in promoting the health of your participants who are older adults.
  • Facts about the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
    This section will also provide some facts about the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that you may find useful, whether you are new to CACFP or have already been participating in this program.

    These include:
    • A description of the CACFP program
    • The types of facilities that provide CACFP benefits
    • How the meals are paid for
    • How much federal reimbursement is available
    • How programs receive credits for providing meals
    • Who prepares the meals for these programs
    • Who controls the content of meals
    • Where your program can get more information

 

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