Daily Bread - Meal Assistance for Indiana Day Care

 

THE PURPOSE OF THE CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP)

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) operates the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs (CNP). The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides reimbursement for nonresidential child care institutions to plan, purchase, prepare, and serve nutritious meals and snacks to eligible participants.

Geminus Daily Bread monitors USDA regulatory compliance and nutritional values for children. Daily Bread conducts both regular and unannounced visits to day care homes. Daily Bread also provides training and technical assistance for kitchen sanitation and health and safety.

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR DAY CARE HOME PROVIDERS

ELIGIBLE AGE RANGE

ELIGIBLE OPERATIONAL TIME

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MEAL PATTERN REQUIREMENTS

Child Care Meal Plans

Meals and snacks served to children age 1 through 12 must meet the requirements set forth in the CACFP meal pattern for children. The chart specifies the required food components and portion sizes.

Infant Meal Plans

Meals and snacks served to infants, children age birth through 11 months, must meet the requirements set forth in the CACFP infant meal pattern. The chart specifies the required food components and portion sizes.

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RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS

A licensed day care home provider or certified legally licensed exempt provider can be reimbursed for up to three feedings per child per day one of which must be a snack. The combination of allowable meals includes:

The amount of reimbursement a family day care home is eligible for depends on the number of meals served to children and the tier classification of the home. Meals and snacks may not be sent home with the child. Meals and snacks must be consumed while the child is at the facility.

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GEMINUS DAILY BREAD CHILD CARE PROVIDERS 

Child care providers

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CIVIL RIGHTS STATEMENT

The U.S Department of Agriculture 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 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. You may fax, email or mail your completed complaint form or letter.

Fax: (202) 690-7442
Email: program.intake@usda.gov

Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Director, Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

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 (Spanish). 

USDA and Geminus Daily Bread are equal opportunity providers/employers.

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GEMINUS DAILY BREAD CONTACT INFORMATION

Geminus Corporation                     Nicole Weaver, Program Manager
Daily Bread                                     Tel: 219.757.1832
8400 Louisiana Street Fax:             Fax: 219.738.2040
Merrillville, Indiana 46410               Email: nicole.weaver@geminus.org

Serving Northwest and Northern Indiana, Geminus supports programs in Benton, Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski and Starke Counties. Our network of partners includes community-based health care and social services, welcoming Indiana residents of all ages and income levels with fully integrated, streamlined services.

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