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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Marshall

House Representatives Introduce Bill that Strengthens CACFP

Yesterday, November 16, Representatives Bonamici (D-OR) and Herrera Beutler (R-WA)

introduced the Early Childhood Nutrition Improvement Act, bipartisan legislation that strengthens CACFP and improves access by enhancing the program (FRAC).

The bill proposes:

  • an additional reimbursable CACFP meal

  • improve cost of living adjustment for home based child care

  • allow annual eligibility for proprietary centers

  • reduce unnecessary and duplicative paperwork

The legislation was introduced with almost 800 supporting organizations which bolsters the importance and impact this type of legislation can have on the CACFP, child nutrition and development and childhood hunger. Thank you, CACFP community, for showing up when we ask you. In the coming weeks there will be more action to take so stay tuned!

More about the legislation:


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.

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