Nutrition Programs and the Shutdown - Good News!

Good News for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and other nutrition programs in regard to the government shutdown.

 An announcement from  USDA on Friday, the 11th, stated: “USDA has determined that additional funding is currently  available, and is sufficient to support program activity for several months in FY 2014. This funding is provided through a  permanent appropriation supporting the Child Nutrition programs, and its availability to support Child Nutrition program  obligations does not depend on further action by Congress.”

The USDA Memo

The Question and Answer 

Don't forget to look to the Child Care Food Program RoundtableFood Research and Action CenterThe National CACFP ForumNational CACFP Sponsor Association for guidance regarding the Child and Adult Care Food Program. 


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building