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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
  • Reimbursement:  Payments in the range of $234 to $488 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, 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:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.




Child Nutrition, Inc. 540-347-3767

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