Resource | Report
USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports (2001 reports)

The Food Plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels. The nutritional bases of the Food Plans are the 1997-2005 Dietary Reference Intakes, 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and 2005 MyPyramid food intake recommendations. In addition to cost, differences among plans are in specific foods and quantities of foods. Another basis of the Food Plans is that all meals and snacks are prepared at home. For specific foods and quantities of foods in the Food Plans, see Thrifty Food Plan, 2006 (2007) and The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans, 2007 (2007). All four Food Plans are based on 2001-02 data and updated to current dollars by using the Consumer Price Index for specific food items.

Resource | Policy Memos
State Agency Approval of Sponsored Facilities’ Applications and Reimbursement to Facilities at the Time of their Initial Approval in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The purpose of this memorandum is to answer questions regarding the requirement at section 226.16(b) that State agencies approve sponsored facilities’ applications for participation in CACFP, and the timing of the initial reimbursements to sponsored facilities in CACFP.