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The Child Care Licensing Unit often collaborates with other agencies and organizations. You may find this information useful for your work with children and youth.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) was established for child care centers in 1968 under the United States Department of Agriculture. The CACFP provides nutritious meals to children enrolled in licensed child care centers and sponsored family day care homes. Non-profit child care organizations are eligible to participate. For-profit center programs may participate by meeting certain eligibility criteria. Meals claimed for reimbursement must meet the USDA meal pattern for each meal and age group. The Program helps to ensure that young children receive proper nutrition during the early developmental ages and provides the opportunity to introduce young children to many different types of foods while teaching them good eating habits. For more information on the CACFP, please contact Carole Dennis at the New Hampshire Department of Education: or (603) 271-3883 or visit:

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