Resource | Research | Food Security
Household Food Security in the United States in 1995: Summary Report of the Food Security Measurement Project

This survey is the cornerstone of the food security measurement project begun in 1992 to carry out a key task assigned by the Ten-Year Comprehensive Plan for the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Program (NNMRRP).

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Early Childhood and Child Care Study

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a Federal program that provides meals and snacks in child and adult day care facilities. The child care component of the CACFP provides Federal funds for meals and snacks served to children in nonresidential day care facilities. These include family and group day care homes (homes), Head Start centers, and some child care centers. In fiscal year 1995, the program served an average of 2.3 million children daily at a cost of $1.5 billion. Forty-two percent of these children were served through homes; 58 percent through centers.

Resource | Policy Memos
Two-tiered Reimbursement Structure for Day Care Homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program: Approaches to Establishing the Eligibility of Enrolled Children in a Tier II Day Care Home

In response to questions from regional offices, State agencies, and sponsoring organizations, this memorandum clarifies how sponsoring organizations may establish the income eligibility of children enrolled in tier II day care homes.

Resource | Policy Memos
Verifying a Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Provider’s Household Income Through Use of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1040

In response to recent inquiries, we are issuing the following guidance on using IRS Form 1040 to verify a provider’s household income when he/she attempts to qualify for tier I status on the basis of household income. The phrase “provider’s household income,” as it is used in this memorandum and the attachment, means the income of the family day care provider and the income of all other members of the household.

Resource | Policy Memos
Attached is the fourth set of questions and answers on the two-tiered reimbursement structure for family day care homes in the CACFP.

Attached is a memorandum that, as a result of specific statutory requirements and review by the General Counsel’s office, must be issued, without change, to your State agencies.

Resource | Policy Memos
Questions and Answers #4: Two-tier Reimbursement Structure for Family Day Care Homes Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Attached is the fourth set of questions and answers on the two-tiered reimbursement structure for family day care homes in the CACFP.

Resource | Policy Memos
Elementary School Attendance Area Determinations: Two-Tiered Reimbursement Structure for Family Day Care Homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify the documentation required when classifying a day care home as a tier I home on the basis of elementary school data.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Calculating Bread/Bread Alternate

Calculating Bread/Bread Alternate to comply with FCS Instruction 783-1 for grains/breads.

Resource | Policy Memos
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Improved Targeting of Day Care Home Reimbursement - Provision of Elementary School Attendance Area Information

In response to concerns expressed by regional staff, State agencies and sponsoring organizations of day care homes, we are issuing this memorandum to help ensure that sponsoring organizations have access to elementary school attendance area information for the purpose of classifying day care homes as tier I day care homes for the CACFP.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Evaluation of the Nutrient Standard Menu Planning Demonstration: Findings from the Formative Evaluation

Data was collected from directors of 34 School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the Nutrient Standard Menu Planning (NSMP) demonstration during fall 1995 and winter 1996. This information was used to assess the implementation status of these sites and examine perceived strengths and weaknesses of the system.