Wisconsin Child & Adult Care
Food Program Updates

Read our update articles to stay aware of changes to the Food Program. Find out about upcoming workshops and other wellness opportunities. Contact your sponsor if you need more details.

Maintain nutritious meal service in your child care by making sure you follow updated regulations. The USDA continues to look at recommendations for making meals healthier for children, and more improvements will be coming. Your sponsor will let you know about any changes to the Meal Patterns, and you can also read about changes here. Check this page for upcoming training sessions your sponsor has scheduled.

Providing Water


August 12th, 2011

Guidance from the USDA issued on May 11, 2011 requires that children have access to water at all times:

Throughout the day, including at meal times, water should be made available to children to drink upon their request, but does not have to be available for children to self-serve. While drinking water must be made available to children during meal times, it is not part of the reimbursable meal and may not be served in lieu of fluid milk.

Please call us if you have any questions about this rule.

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Dried Meat Snacks Reminder

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