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Child Care Food Program

Contact the Child Care Food Program

Research shows that well-nourished children are healthier, more attentive, and have better mental performance than children who are under-nourished.  Findings also indicate that children served by the Child Care Food Program (CCFP) eat healthier food than children who bring food from home.  The CCFP helps child care facilities implement "best practices" to ensure children have access to a variety of nutritious foods for healthy growth and to reduce obesity risk.

The CCFP and two related programs, the Afterschool Meals Program and the Homeless Children Nutrition Program, are administered by the Bureau of Child Care Food Programs.  These programs provide nutritious meals and snacks to children through public-private partnerships with organizations committed to caring for children.  All three programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service.

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Management Information and Payment System (MIPS)

CCFP approved contractors can file their claim and download CCFP forms and documents by accessing MIPS.  Further information about using MIPS to file claims can be found on the Claiming Instructions and Information page.

Finding a Participating CCFP Provider

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Becoming a Child Care Food Program Provider

To find out how your organization can participate in the Child Care Food Program, Afterschool Meals Program, or Homeless Children Nutrition Program, please visit the page on becoming a Child Care Food Program provider.

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USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
 
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.
 
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
 
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