The Benefits of CACFP stated by the Experts!

Nutrition! "Studies show that children in CACFP receive meals that are nutritionally superior to those served to children in child care settings without CACFP." FRAC

Quality Child Care! Studies show that  "87 percent of the family child care homes considered to be providing quality child care participated in CACFP." FRAC

Many Children Fed!  "Each day, 3.2 million children receive nutritious meals and snacks through CACFP" USDA

More Nutrients, Less Sweets!   Children that take part in programs that provide meals through CACFP guidelines have "higher intakes of key nutrients [and] fewer servings of fats and sweets..." FRAC

School Readiness! "CACFP promotes school-readiness by providing nutritious meals...that aid children’s cognitive and physical development." DC Hunger Solutions

Get A Raise!  "Joining the Food Program is a lot like getting a raise from the parents in your program. You will pay taxes on the raise just like you will pay taxes on the Food Program reimbursements. But you are always better off getting the raise and being on the Food Program!"  Tom Copeland


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