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The Child and Adult Care Food program, administered by the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency in 24 Middle Tennessee counties, reimburses participating day care home providers all or part of the costs of providing healthy nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care.
The level of reimbursement depends upon certain economic criteria. The CACFP, sponsored statewide by the Tennessee Department of Human Services and funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, services both to encourage private day care homes to become licensed and to ensure that children enrolled in private day care homes receive nutritious meals and snacks, according to spokesman Christa Widener.
Provider training for the food program has been scheduled for the following dates and locations:
* 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, and 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2 at the Comfort Inn and Suites, 3001 Highwood Blvd., Smyrna. For directions, call 615-625-9000.
* 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 4, Tennessee Technology Center, 1405 Madison St., Shelbyville, For directions, call 931-685-5013.
* 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, Smith County, UCHRA office, 120 Pauline Gore Way, Carthage. For directions call 615-735-0476.
* 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 8 and 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency central office, 580 S. Jefferson Ave., Suite B., Cookeville. For directions call 931-528-1127.
Day care providers interested in learning more about or enrolling in the CACFP are encouraged to attend one of the meetings. Current CACFP providers sponsored by UCHRA are required to attend one of the meetings in order to enroll for the coming year.
Any questions should be directed to Widener, UCHRA child care manager, at 931-428-1127.