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National CACFP Week!

It is National CACFP Week, a time to raise awareness of how the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program works to combat hunger and bring healthy foods to underserved populations. Our work with CACFP has focused on early education…

CACFP Comment Deadline Extended!

Exciting things in the world of the Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) – the deadline to comment on the UDSA’s revised meal pattern proposed rule has been EXTENDED… through May 27! This means you have another month to…

New Bedford Forum on the CACFP

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program administered through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Massachusetts. It provides reimbursement to qualifying providers for healthy meals and snacks served to…

What You Might Not Know About CACFP in Massachusetts

Proper education and proper nutrition go hand in hand; together they provide infants and toddlers with the foundation to succeed in grade school, high school, and beyond. We’ve been examining the administration and utilization of the Child and Adult Care…

“Eating to Learn” Report – Released!

We were so pleased with the turnout at our “Eating to Learn” reception last night. The report examined participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program in early education settings across the state. The event was attended by a…

How Nutrition Impacts Quality in Early Education

Feeding America, a leading national anti-hunger organization, released a report this year that maps areas in the U.S. where children are food insecure, a term that means lacking consistent access to adequate, nutritious food.  The report, Map the Meal Gap:…

Children’s HealthWatch

Children’s HealthWatch (CHW) is a research organization with the mission of collecting data on health and other related problems stemming from poverty and bringing them to the attention ofpublic policy makers to improve the lives of high-needschildren and families. CHW…

Children’s HealthWatch

Children’s HealthWatch (CHW) es una organización dedicada a la investigación que recolecta datos sobre salud y otros problemas relacionados con la pobreza, con el fin de sensibilizar a los legisladores acerca de ellos y, así, mejorar las vidas de niños…