The Early Childhood Nutrition Improvement Act will soon be introduced by Representatives Bonamici (D-OR) and Herrera Beutler (R-WA). This bipartisan bill would strengthen CACFP in a number of ways, including:
allowing another meal or snack for children in a full day of care
improving reimbursement rate adjustments for child care home providers
moving to annual eligibility for for-profit child care centers
maximizing technology to eliminate overly burdensome and outdated paperwork; and
making improvements to the serious deficiency process.
It's important for our community to show up strong with organizational sign-on to this bill so
that others in Congress and throughout the child nutrition world understand this bill is important and impactful to you and our CACFP community at large. Here is a link to the fact sheet for more information. Here is a link to the quick from to fill out to add your organization's name or see below.
Not sure if you should sign on? Some considerations:
This is for organizations, agencies or companies to sign on, not for individuals at this time (there will be a time for individuals to take action soon!)
Child care centers, family child care providers or other businesses - please do sign on but be sure to use the business name (not your individual name)
If you are not a national organization, such as a child care center or school etc, choose the "state/local organization" option for the question "Is this a National Organization or a State/local organization?"
If you're not sure what to do, contact me! firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll figure it out together
Friday, November 12th, join us: https://www.ccfproundtable.org/events
The CACFP Roundtable is committed to fostering a community of leaders who work together to build equitable access to the Child and Adult Care Food Program and nutritious meals in care settings. Your support goes toward programs and advocacy that help us get closer to ensuring everyone has the right to nutritious meals and making the CACFP an even better Food Program for all.