Information For Parents
About the USDA Nutrition Program
Each day millions of children participate in the Child Care Food Program (CCFP) at child care homes and centers across the country. The CCFP is administered by the Florida Department of Health and is funded by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). CCFP homes and centers must follow meal requirements established by USDA.
The CCFP provides reimbursement to child care center for nutritious meals and snacks served to children without passing on the cost to the parent. More importantly, through the work of the child care centers and the parents' efforts, the program helps children develop desirable eating habits and learn about healthy food choices at an early age.