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1 Reauthorization 2015 Listening Session National CACFP Professionals Conference

2 Child Nutrition Reauthorization The last reauthorization: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act The next reauthorization 2

3 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act CACFP Improvements: Improves promotion of good nutrition & wellness Protects State agency staff & increases audit funds Reduces paperwork for parents, providers & sponsors Increases access in low-income neighborhoods Requires a child care & CACFP study Encourages improvements in child care licensing

4 Improves CACFP nutrition standards Requires nutrition, health & wellness education Promoting Good Nutrition & Wellness

5 Resources USDA funded to provide nutrition education resources & training ($10 million) Local WIC agencies can share WIC nutrition education materials with CACFP institutions at no cost 5

6 Protects State Agency Staff Federally-funded jobs in state CACFP agencies must be excluded from state layoffs & furloughs 6

7 Increases Audit Funds Allows USDA to increase the state audit funds made available to any State agency from 1.5 percent to up to a total of 2 percent if the State agency demonstrates that it can effectively use the funds to improve program management 7

8 Less Paperwork for Parents, Providers & Sponsors 8 Parents can return forms directly to providers Parents will only need to give the last four digits of social security number Parents, providers & sponsors will no longer have to operate under difficult & ineffective audit procedures (“block claiming”)

9 Less Paperwork for Parents, Providers & Sponsors 9 Applications & operating agreements will be permanent, with updates as necessary (no annual resubmission) Guardians can easily enroll foster children

10 Less Paperwork for Sponsors Flexibility to maximize reimbursements: Sponsoring organizations can use a simplified method of monthly reimbursements (“homes times rates”) Sponsoring organizations can carry over up to 10 percent annually

11 Expands eligibility by allowing the use of high school & middle school data to qualify family child care providers to receive the maximum reimbursement (“Tier 1”) Increasing Access for Family Child Care

12 Afterschool Meal Program 12 Now available in all states Funding to serve meals in addition to snacks in afterschool programs (school-aged programs)

13 Child Care & CACFP Study Launches a study of the nutrition & wellness practices in child care settings to be conducted every five years by USDA in consultation with the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS): Includes an assessment of the barriers & facilitators to reaching nutrition & wellness goals & to participating in CACFP

14 Child Care Licensing Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act: USDA & HHS must encourage state child care licensing agencies to: Include wellness standards Require foods served to be consistent with the healthy meal patterns & nutrition standards of CACFP

15 National CACFP Professionals Conference Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2015


17 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2015 Time to Report Your Top Five Recommendations

18 Today’s listening session is a key step in developing a comprehensive set of recommendations for the 2015 reauthorization. The National CACFP Professionals Association will continue to be a strong voice representing the State agency perspective throughout the reauthorization process. 18 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2015

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