SACRAMENTO—Disadvantaged families in California can now access interactive Web pages with up-to-date lists of child and adult care centers offering nutritious meals at low or no cost, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today.
“Having enough nutritious food to eat is a huge contributing factor to a childs ability to succeed in school and in life,” Torlakson said. “These centers offer an important resource for families, and I hope this information gets them the support they need.”
The Child and Adult Care Food Program CACFP is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA. Nearly 5,000 local day-care centers and 17,000 sponsored family day-care home providers in California participate in the CACFP.