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Senate Partner Bill: Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act

November 14, 2023

The Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act was introduced in the Senate by Senator Casey to permanently:
• Increase reimbursement rates by 10 cent for each meal and snack
• Eliminate the tiering of family day care homes
• Allow family day care home providers to claim their own children’s meals for reimbursement
• Shift the calculation of family child care homes’ reimbursement from “food at home” to “food away from home” to align with centers

Early Childhood Nutrition Improvement Act of 2023 

October 26, 2023

On October 26, 2023 the Early Childhood Nutrition Improvement Act was re-introduced in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Congressman Marc Molinaro (R-NY). This legislation would allow providers who are open for more than 8 hours to be reimbursed for an additional meal.

Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act

September 19, 2023

Today, September 19, the Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Greg Landsman and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici to permanently:
• Increase reimbursement rates by 10 cent for each meal and snack
• Eliminate the tiering of family day care homes
• Allow family day care home providers to claim their own children’s meals for reimbursement

NCA Joins Other National Organizations in Urging Congress to Extend the KKFA

June 30, 2023

As of June 30, 2023, the Keep Kids Fed Act (KKFA) has expired. However, NCA continues to advocate for the extension of these crucial provisions. NCA has signed a letter with other national organizations urging congress to extend the KKFA for another year.

Comment Requested: Information Collection for the CACFP

February 18, 2020

The NCA Board of Directors has been reviewing the USDS FNS Comment Request regarding the Information Collection for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Comment Requested: Serious Deficiency Process

May 17, 2019

USDA Food and Nutrition Service has recently issued a request for information to gather detailed comments from stakeholders about the serious deficiency process in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).