Healthy Child Care Network

Learn About CACFP Successes and Share Your Own Experiences


The Texas Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Division created the Healthy Child Care Network to enhance learning and communication among child care centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The Healthy Child Care Network makes it easy for centers to share success stories and ideas while also learning more about the best practices and the successful operation of CACFP programs in Texas. Please explore the feature stories here and send information about successful CACFP experiences to Linda Simmons at Linda.Simmons@TexasAgriculture.gov.


Great examples of excellence in child care can be found in the way centers are using grant money from the two types of CACFP Wellness Grants awarded in 2011 and 2012 —

  Breastfeeding Supportive Child Care Practices

Farm to Child Care

Click on the links above to learn more about the CACFP centers receiving grants and how they have used the money to raise the bar for child care in Texas. Remember to come back soon as new feature stories will be added regularly.

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