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.

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ChooseMyPlate.gov 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.   


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Since1991, Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) has worked to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve public health, and today for better health and happiness. PBH achieves success through industry and government collaboration, first with the 5 A Day program, then with Fruits & Veggies—More Matters public health initiative, and now today with the consumer-facing campaign Have A Plant®.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, healthy and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. NRPA advances this vision by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals as a catalyst for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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 HomeBaking.org and are written and reviewed by Family & Consumer Sciences education professionals, dietitians and test kitchen professionals.

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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.

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IFIC is supported primarily by the broad-based food, beverage and agricultural industries and is staffed primarily by nutrition, food safety and communications experts. IFIC brings together, works with, and provides evidence-based information to consumers, health and nutrition professionals, educators, government officials, and food, beverage and agricultural industry leaders. 

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

   
 

 

 

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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. 

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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.

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

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You want the very best for the children in your care. So do we. At Gerber, research informs everything we do – from the products we make, to the nutrition education we deliver, and the services we offer. Gerber is a leader in childhood nutrition, and we’re committed to being your partner in childcare by providing high quality, nutritious foods that meet the CACFP meal patterns. Because, the truth is, you’d do anything for baby. And so would we. #AnythingforBaby

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KidKare is the industry leader in easy-to-use daycare management software solutions for the child and adult care food program (CACFP). Our tools help streamline the task of processing monthly CACFP claims from sponsors and enable childcare providers and parents to stay connected throughout the child’s stay.

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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).

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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 from menu planning and staff training to all the details parents look for in a center, freeing you to focus on what you do best.

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Pacific Northwest Canned Pears are grown by American farmers in Oregon and Washington and packed by local processors. These Bartlett pears are versatile and ready to use in recipes or enjoyed straight from the can. Poached in juice or sweetened syrup right in the can, nothing else is added to the pears. U.S. grown canned pears are available through USDA child nutrition programs or from your distributor.

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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.

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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!

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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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We’re about two things here at Zee Zees – three if you count having fun – but mainly making good foods and making them in good ways. Wholesome ingredients, interesting ways of putting them together, a full serving of fruit or veggies when we can and a helping of common sense, tied together in one big bursting-with-flavor bow. With Zee Zees, it's Z'all good.