Community Action’s
Healthy Hearts Food Program

cacfp_logor300Community Action partners with in-home child care providers to strengthen their businesses and improve the health and nutrition of children in their care.

Through our program, licensed, in-home child care providers receive help paying for nutritious meals and snacks served each day to the children in their care.

The program targets higher levels of reimbursement to low-income areas, and to day care providers and children most in need. Meal reimbursements make the cost of day care more affordable for many lower income families.

CAP_appleCommunity Action’s Healthy Hearts Food Program is part of the Federal Child and Aduld Care Food Program (CACFP), which contributes to the nutritious foods that young children need for healthy growth, development, and wellness. Each day, the program provides millions of meals and snacks to children in their regular day care programs. CACFP meal patterns are critical to creating stronger community nutrition programs and continuing successful obesity prevention efforts to help our youngest children learn to enjoy healthy foods and resolve the obesity problem.

Community Action’s professional HHFP staff help providers learn about nutrition and safety standards, provide forms necessary for program participation, and, conduct on-site visits to ensure program quality and safety.
For more information, call (785) 232-3258.

WHY WE DO IT

Not only does this program ensure nutritious meals for children, it also enables child care providers to sustain their businesses and provide affordable care to low income families.

DO I QUALIFY?

BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS

Qualified participants are individuals operating a licensed child care service in the child care provider’s home.

INCOME REQUIREMENTS

Child care providers of any income may participate.  Low Income child care providers receive reimbursement at a higher level.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

Community Action’s CACFP serves child care providers in the following counties:  Jefferson, Osage, Wabaunsee, Douglas, Shawnee, Riley, and Pottawatomie

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Childcare providers can participate for children in their care from infancy to 13 years old.   Certain children under special, other circumstances also apply.  Call us for details.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED

Current day care home Kansas-based license.