Child Nutrition Partners

The National CACFP Sponsors Association is excited to work with a number of organizations whose commitment to the child nutrition community knows no boundaries. To become a partner, contact Partnerships.

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The National Child Nutrition Foundation is dedicated to procuring financial resources dedicated to education, professional development and scholarships. The primary focus is on providing the materials that educate and empower the CACFP Community, where healthy eating starts early.

myplate_green_logo.jpg provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.   


Since 1991, Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) has worked to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve public health. PBH achieves success through industry and government collaboration, first with the 5 A Day program and now with the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters public health initiative.


Read Aloud 15 MINUTES works to make reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes the new standard in child care so that more children will be ready to learn when they enter kindergarten, have the literacy skills needed to succeed in school, and be prepared for a productive and meaningful life after school.


The National Farm to School Network (NFSN) is the leading voice for the U.S. farm to school movement, providing information, advocacy and networking for communities working to bring local food sourcing and food and agriculture education into K-12 school systems, preschools and early care settings.


Vroom is an initiative that empowers parents and caregivers to play a proactive role in their children’s early brain development. Vroom helps parents make the most of the moments they already share with their children by supporting them on their brain building journey.


Child Care Aware of America's mission is to advance a child care system that effectively serves all children and families. Our work is strengthened by a national network of child care resource and referral agencies and diverse members and partners.


NAFCC is dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care so that every family in the United States has access to a high quality, affordable child care system. 


The Early Care and Education Consortium (ECEC) is the nation’s leading non-profit alliance of high quality Multi-State/Multi-Site Community Child Care Providers (both non-profit and tax paying), key State Child Care Associations, and National Educational Services Provider Organizations. 


The Afterschool Alliance is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments ot ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality  afterschool programs.


No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending child hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. 


Recent data shows that 53% of park and recreation agencies participate in the federally funded USDA Child Nutriton programs, including SFSP and CACFP. NRPA continues to promote the benefits of the CACFP in park and recreation settings to our broad network of over 50,000 park and recreaton professionals in nearly every community across the country.


NICCA is the leading representative organization for Tribal child care programs and we currently share information, resources, and our own internal expertise on CACFP. We continue this knowledge sharing through our website, emails, direct communication, trainings, and conferences.


Seafood Nutrition Partnership addresses the health risks associated with low seafood consumption. The aim is to inspire a healthier America by promoting a nutrient-rich diet that includes seafood and to build awareness about the essential nutritional benefits from eating seafood twice a week as recommended by the USDA HHS Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


Founded in 1986, the National Yogurt Association (NYA) is the national nonprofit trade association representing producers of yogurt products as well as suppliers to the yogurt industry.  NYA sponsors scientific research regarding the health benefits associated with the consumption of yogurt with live and active cultures (“LAC”) and serves as an information resource for the American public about these attributes.  


The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) is the member-driven national trade association that advances the interests of all segments of the frozen food and beverage industry.  AFFI is dedicated to creating an environment where members’ foods and beverages are proudly chosen to meet the needs of a changing world.


Nutrition Policy Institute works to provide scientifically valid information to both policymakers and community members and translates research findings into evidence-based recommendations that provide a basis for effective decision-making. NPI works to provide reliable policy-related input and assessments of the effectiveness of policy implementation. Their work on CACFP and childcare includes supporting the successful implementation of the new CACFP regulations.


Sesame Street in Communities builds on Sesame Workshop’s almost-50-year commitment to addressing kids’ developmental, physical, and emotional needs with research-based multimedia resources...and a large dose of fun! Beyond the ABC's and 123's, the site delivers crucial lessons about health, emotional well-being, and respect and understanding— so that all kids can grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.


The Grain Foods Foundation promotes the positive, science-based benefits of grain-based foods, and especially wheat foods, to the health influencer community (CACFP providers) while also educating clinicians, providing these audiences with actionable insights to better educate their customers, clients, and patients about the role of grain-based foods in a healthy lifestyle. GFF offers access to an expert Scientific Advisory Board, who can advise about the application of these actionable insights, including offering science-based counsel on meal plans and recipes for CACFP's meal providers.


FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC leads efforts to identify and communicate connection among poverty, hunger and obesity and conduct research to find effective solutions. They seek stronger federal, state and local public policies that reduce hunger, undernutrition, and obesity, and monitor the implementation of laws. Also, FRAC conducts training and technical assistance and conduct public information campaigns to promote changes in policy.


Founded in 2003, Common Threads brings health and wellness to children, families and communities through cooking and nutrition education. By integrating preventative health programs into school districts and community organizations, Common Threads not only helps combat the rising number of diet-related diseases, but also cultivates a culture the embraces a healthier lifestyle and celebrates diversity through food. Connect with Common Threads to bring their resources and programs to your students!


American Heart Association aims to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Healthy Way to Grow is helping communities across the nation reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by supporting early care and education programs to improve practices and policies that will create healthier environments for young children.


Alliance for a Healthier Generation provides resources, professional development, and technical assistance to schools and out-of-school time sites nationwide to advance the creation of healtier environments for kids. The Alliance supports organizations as they implement various federal nutrition programs including the Child and Adult Care Food Program. 


The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is a national, non profit organization focused on the powerful impact of one achievable goal: investing in summer learning to help close the achievement gap. NSLA uses the power of research, advocacy, training, and policy to transform America's neighborhoods and communities, one child at a time. 


The Home Baking Association is a non-profit, non-government funded association of 35+ “farm to kitchen” test kitchens, farm commodity, millers and baking ingredient providers. Baking and food skill development resources are researched and developed for child educators. Resources are available free through and are written and reviewed by Family & Consumer Sciences education professionals, dietitians and test kitchen professionals.


Nemours' mission is to help children grow up healthy, so they promote policy, environmental and systems change at the population level to create healthier environments in all the places children live, learn and play — partnering with multiple sectors such as education, early education, and even agriculture, transportation and more.


IFIC Foundation communicates directly to consumers evidence-based science in easy to digest, creative ways. IFIC Foundation focuses content on a range of issues related to eating and dietary decisions. Their robust research agenda can also help inform children and adults working with CACFP. 


Dairy Council of California

Founded in 1919, Dairy Council of California (DCC) partners with educators, health professionals and communities to elevate the health of children and parents in California through the pursuit of lifelong healthy eating habits.


Georgia Association of CACFP Sponsors

The Georgia Association of CACFP Sponsors serves as the state-wide advocacy organization that protects viability, impacts policy and promotes leadership and education for the CACFP. They will ensure that every child and adult in Georgia will have access to nutritious meals and health education by providing educational workshops and conferences to promote healthy eating and nutrition for child care centers.


Kansas Association of Sponsors United

The goal of the KASU is to serve all  CACFP Home Sponsors statewide, through increased communication and collaboration. Our mission is to increase the quality of all Kansas CACFP sponsorships through improved services to providers, parents, the communities each of us represents & ultimately, the children.  


Texas CACFP Sponsors Association

Founded in 1988 to promote the USDA Child and Adult Care Food program in a positive manner. The Texas CACFP Sponsor Association has grown to included the vast majority of sponsors of Family Day Care Homes in Texas.


Virginia Sponsors Association

The Virginia Sponsors Association for the USDA Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) are sponsors of the CACFP for family child care homes, child care centers and adult care centers in all counties and cities in Virginia.

Wisconsin Sponsors Forum

The Wisconsin Sponsors Forum is made up of representatives from each of the six Wisconsin Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors. The Forum was formed in 1993 to support the development of procedures and resources to benefit Wisconsin family child care providers on the CACFP.





Chefables cultivates healthy young eaters by providing child inspired, chef created compliant meal programs and innovative food products that taste great and are good for you. Their fresh, nutrient dense, innovative meal programs and food products are custom tailored for childcare centers, preschools, and schools.


Serving CACFP sponsors since 2003, ChildWatch provides vital tools for administering the CACFP from mobile meals and attendance tracking to menu planning, meal production, site monitorings and claims processing for both homes and centers. Independent centers and sponsors easily manage their program in real-time with our 100% cloud-based software services. Free training and support are included. 


Food & Supply Source assists child care centers by saving them money and time on their purchases. Typical customers realize a 10-35% savings on food and supply costs by utilizing F&SS lower price margins within the network of vetted distributors. The mission is to provide centers across the US with access to the CACFP products they need at the pricing they deserve. All services are available at no cost - savings and CACFP support for FREE.


At General Mills, they serve the world by making food that people love. In your careers, you work every day to nourish children’s lives and help to create healthy eating habits that last a lifetime. They share the very same goals and believe food should make everyone better, bring joy and nourish lives. They are committed to providing products that meet the CACFP Meal Pattern and supporting childcare providers.


JA Foodservice has been serving feeding programs since 1993. They distribute thousands of meals per day to schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, food banks and more. JA Foodservice has been providing affordable USDA funded Shelf Stable Meal Kits for 10 years working with CACFP and SFSP sponsors all over the United States.


MH Miles Company, CPA PC (MHMC) has more than 18 years of experience in providing audit, consulting, investigation, and compliance monitoring services for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). 



Novick Childcare Solutions provides all the services, food and essentials you need to get the most from your nutrition program and budget. Their passionate team of childcare specialists does the heavy lifting on everything form menu planning and staff training to all the details parents look for in a center, freeing you to focus on what you do best.


Nutrition Matters provides creative and colorful nutrition education tools, curriculums and training materials for child care providers and parents. Visit their website for a variety of books, cards and tear sheets with meal and snack ideas, recipes and parenting tips which are written by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in Public Health Nutrition.


NYEG is the leading Nutritional, Health, Wellness and Educational Management Group for all Non-Profit Social Service Agencies in the Tri-State including all Early Childhood and CACFP programs. All the work they do revolves around improving health and quality of life through the integration of all the services and programs they offer. Their reach and scope extends to over 350 different programs all throughout NYC, Tri-State and beyond.


Peterson Farms is a family-owned fruit company based in Michigan that provides CACFP creditable fruit products to fit your needs. They specialize in fresh apple slices and applesauce cups and are partners with many national, state and local organizations including NCA. 


Smart Lunches offers industry leading quality, reliability and value for preschools, child care centers and schools that want to offer delicious, hot meals. Everything is prepared off-site and delivered fresh daily in temperature-controlled totes. Both boxed lunches and family style service are available. Currently serving the metropolitan regions of Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington DC as well as most of Maryland and Northern New Jersey. To explore a partnership, contact Smart Lunches! 


Serving your mission to feed more children healthy meals. Learn more about their reimbursable products for summer and afterschool meals. Tell them how they can help you. @TysonK12schools 

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Afterschool Suppers Report Published October 2018


Tricks for Picky Eaters

Build Healthy Eating Habits

Kids Hydrated and Healthy

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 Tackle Water Safety


School Breakfast Scorecard 2016-2017 Released February 2018 


Adult Healthy Eating Tip Sheet


Read Aloud Daily Calendar


Varieties of Healthy Nuts


Bedtime Math Activities - English & Spanish


State Farm to School Legislative Information


Afterschool Importance in Workforce Readiness


Seafood Kids Activity Book


Growing Farm to School in Native Communities Fact Sheet


Effective Access to Water in Schools


November Community and Home Gardening Coloring and Activity Sheets


Get to Know the Good In Grains Inforgrapic 


Farm to School Month Fact Sheet


Yogurt in Five Recipes  


Reduce Mealtime Stress Infographic in English and Spanish


Read Aloud 21 Day Challenge Instructions 


Healthy Hydration Fact Sheet


Farm to School Act 2017 Fact Sheet

Farm to School Logo NCA Ally

Farm to Head Start Success


Communicating Birth to 3 Months 

Communicating Months 4 to 6

Communicating Months 7 to 12


Drinking Water Recommendations


Sample Meals Posters

Sample Meals Posters - Spanish


21st Century Community Centers Info Sheet


Eat Your Colors Kid Activity Sheet

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Afterschool Supper Makes Cents for Schools


"Play Together" Activity Basket for Pre-K


Understanding Afterschool Snacks and Meals


A Roadmap for Farm to Early Care and Education: A guide to understanding farm to school opportunities in early care and education settings



Local Food for Little Eaters: A Purchasing Toolbox for the Child and Adult Care Food Program



CACFP Creditable Recipes


Summer Food, Summer Moves Resource Kit


Growing a Healthier Future Infographics

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Nemours & Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

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 Together Counts


 Tips for Breastfeeding Moms


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Farm to School Toolkit

Farm to School Lesson Plan 1

Farm to School Lesson Plan 2

Farm to School Lesson Plan 3

Farm to School Lesson Plan 4

ASAP's Growing Minds Farm to School 



USDA Branded Food Product Database



Summer Food Service Program Basics 

State Library of Ohio on Summer Meals

California Summer Meals Coalition on Summer Meals

Institute of Museum and Library Services 




Meal Pattern Training