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About Us

Child Nutrition, Inc. provides:

  • Training:  Instruction in USDA program management, CNI policies and procedures
  • Meal Planning:  Sample menus to teach about a variety of nourishing meals and snacks
  • Recipes:  Recipes for everyday, seasonal and holiday food to make mealtime interesting
  • Consultation:  Advice in food service, child development, and family child care business
  • Newsletter:  Information on the CACFP, nutrition, providers, professional opportunities
  • Reimbursement:  Payments in the range of $215 to $447 per month for 5 children

Benefits of the Food Program:

  • Provider receives training in planning and preparing meals
  • Children establish good eating habits
  • Parents are assured of high quality meals and safe family child care homes
  • CNI Field Specialists supervise the USDA homes, provide information and training
  • Providers are partially reimbursed for their food expenses

Rights of Child Care Providers in the USDA Child Care Food Program:

  • The right to choose a USDA sponsor 
  • The right to courteous and respectful treatment by all staff of the sponsor
  • The right to prompt responses to questions
  • The right to training and technical assistance
  • The right to accurate reimbursement
  • The right to appeal a decision

Responsibilities of Child Care Providers In the USDA CACFP:

  • Obtain a USDA enrollment form for each Child Nutrition, Inc.
  • Present each parent with a Building for the Future Flyer and WIC Information Sheet
  • Plan monthly menus of nutritious meals and snacks
  • Record attendance daily
  • Keep home in compliance with supervision, health, safety rules
  • Submit monthly records by the deadline
  • Attend mandated annual training
  • Allow entry into home for monitoring visits


 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
 
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,
color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 
 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
 
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;
 
(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or
 
(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Child Nutrition, Inc. 1-800-735-5434

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