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Daycares give kids healthy meals through USDA nutrition program

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Daycares give kids healthy meals through USDA nutrition program


Children enjoy a meal at Parvin's Hopeland Preschool, Kindergarten, and Childcare Center in Stockton, California.

Along with loving relationships and quality education, nutrition plays a fundamental role in helping young children have a good foundation for a healthy life.  

The Child and Adult Care Food Program helps daycare centers, home daycares and adult daycare centers provide healthy nutrition through “reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks,” according to the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.  

In the Arkansas River Valley, the program is now accepting applications through the Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council. So far this year, they have supported 13 childcare centers with 2,725 meals.

“We don’t want them serving (children) Kool-Aid and cookies. We want them to have milk, meat, whole grains, vegetables, fruit and so forth. We want them to have nutritional food versus a low-cost, low-nutritional meal,” said Beverly Vaughn, director of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.  



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