The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers, day care homes, and adult day care centers. Learn how you can get financial support for serving healthy meals.


Get an overview of the CACFP Professionals program, learn how you can earn your professional certification, and hear how it has impacted those who value these credentials.


Learn about the many tools and nutrition education resources available from the National CACFP Sponsors Association. From provider tool kits to activity sheets for children, training worksheets and more. Get the guides for Identifying Whole Grain-Rich, determining sugar content in cereals and yogurt, and which milk to serve in the CACFP.


We know that many members of the Child Nutrition community want access to high-quality materials for their use, as well as access to training, support, and the latest and greatest crafts, recipes, and fun physical movement ideas. We can help!




Lisa Mack, Executive Director
National CACFP Sponsors Association
Lisa works with the board of directors to develop and implement the long-term operating plan to ensure the growth and success of the National CACFP Sponsors Association. Central to that plan is managing member relationships, resource and product development, training and conference programming, and partnership development. She has a BBA from Pace University.



Blake Stanford, President
Southwest Human Development Services
Blake founded Southwest Human Development Services, a private, Texas-based, nonprofit agency and sponsor of CACFP. He also founded the Southwest Region CACFP Sponsors Association and has been on the board of the Texas CACFP Sponsors Association, Southwestern University, and Shade Project. He has served on the National CACFP Sponsors Association for over 16 years.



Rhonda Kobylecky, CMP, CCNP, Director of Food Services
Acelero Learning
Rhonda has been working in Head Start for over 15 years. While overseeing the Clark County, NV Head Start Food Services, Rhonda also monitors and supports delegate Head Start Programs in Wisconsin, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Rhonda has served as a Regional Representative with National CACFP Sponsors Association and is a current board member.



Annetta Rutland, CMP, CCNP, Strategic Director, Program Operations
4C for Children 
L4C is a Cincinnati-based nonprofit that serves as an advocate and resource for high-quality education and care. Annetta, a 30-year veteran, has worked with her team to develop a series of trainings for new family child providers that include Family Child Care Orientation and How to Workshops: Maximize Your Dollars, Market Your Business, and Establish Personal Insurance Benefits. She also recruits centers for participation in CACFP.



Gabriela Rangel, CCNP, Program Director
Child and Family Resources
Gabriela has worked for Child & Family Resources for nine years, serving in her current role for five years. She has a bachelor’s in family studies and human development from the University of Arizona, a Social Innovation Nonprofit Leadership Certificate from Eller Executive Education, and is a Certified CACFP Child Nutrition Professional. She is currently working on her master’s in early childhood studies.



Denise Andrews, CMP, CCNP, Co-Founder & Executive Director
For the Children 
Executive Director
Denise helped establish For The Children CACFP in Oklahoma in 2000, a nonprofit CACFP Sponsor for licensed child care homes. Denise and her team support 79 child care homes. She represents small sponsor membership on NCA’s board of directors while participating in the development of programs, activities, and policy positions.



Elan Patterson, Conference & Partnerships Coordinator
National CACFP Sponsors Association
Elan works to develop relationships with many partners and with the participants in our annual conferences including presenters, exhibitors, and venue personnel. Elan graduated from The University of Mississippi with a BA in journalism.



Elizabeth Sherman, Office Administrator
National CACFP Sponsors Association

Elizabeth is your first point of contact for inquiries regarding memberships, conference registrations, product orders and certification applications. She manages the certification program along with daily administrative tasks such as database maintenance, financial deposits, social media updates and data entry. Elizabeth was a CACFP provider for several years in South Dakota before moving to Texas 10 years ago. Since then, she has spent the majority of her administrative professional career with the City of Round Rock's Parks and Recreation Department, most recently as office manager.