Nutrition Programs

Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) includes three totally different programs for participants.

  1. Public, non-profit, and for-profit, nonresidential child care centers; Head Start/Early Head Start centers; preschool programs, before- and after-school hours programs; after-school programs in low income areas; and emergency shelters.  This part of the program is referred to as child care centers.
  2. Child Care Institutions

  3. Public and non-profit institutions sponsoring family day care homes.
  4. Family Day Care Homes

  5. The adult care portion of the CACFP is not administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.  Please contact the Illinois Department on Aging at 217/782-2407 for more information on the adult portion of the program.
Child Nutrition Reauthorization
Nutrition Information
Training Opportunities