3 Things to Know About the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program

By |February 11th, 2019|Categories: Child Care Centers, Healthy Meals, Summer Food Program|Tags: , , |

The USDA has a program that reimburses qualifying child and adult care programs and school aged care sites for the healthy meals and snacks they serve. Here are three things to know about the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and how it can help your organization: 1. How Do I Know if My Organization Qualifies for the CACFP? If you provide care for children or adults in Minnesota, you may qualify for the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Organizations that may be eligible to receive reimbursement for healthy meals and snacks include: Nonprofit licensed [...]

Consider Serving Free, Healthy, and Nutritious Meals to Children Participating in Your Summer Programs

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Child Care Centers, Healthy Meals, Summer Food Program|Tags: , , |

Partners in Quality Care is a sponsor of the Summer Foods Service Program funded by the USDA. We work with communities providing summer programming to youth of lower-income families. Our mission is to assist in bridging the summer foods gap to ensure children continue to receive free, healthy, and nutritious meals during the summer months. Your summer program needs to be in a location where meals can be served. A program can be classified as a camp, open, or closed enrolled. You can serve up to two meals per day: breakfast, lunch/supper, or snack. Partners in Quality Care [...]

How Our Professional Development Can Help Your Early Childhood Program

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Child Care Centers, Healthy Meals, Summer Food Program|Tags: , , |

To provide the highest quality care for young children, it is important that teachers and staff are well trained. At Partners in Quality Care, our team members are dedicated to improving the wellbeing of young children throughout Minnesota. That is why we offer a variety of professional development training and technical support services for early childhood programs. Our professional development programs helps teachers maintain and improve the care they provide for children, and will serve as an investment in your program for years to come. All of our trainings and professional development are offered by approved instructors and [...]

Does My Organization Qualify for the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program?

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: Child Care Centers, Healthy Meals, Summer Food Program|Tags: , , |

If you provide care for children or adults, you may qualify for the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The CACFP provides a financial reimbursement to care providers so they can serve healthy meals and snacks to the children or adults in their care. Through the program, more than 4.2 million children and 130,000 adults receive nutritious food every day as part of the care they receive. So how do you know if you qualify for this food program? We will break down some of the requirements below. If you are interested in getting started in [...]

News Release: New Grants Help Quench Local Communities’ Thirst for Healthier Beverage Options

By |November 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

We are pleased to work with the Minnesota Department of Health as a recipient of a grant to provide drinking water stations. We continue to partner with our communities to provide healthy food options to support growth and development of our communities.

How We Can Help You Improve The Wellness of Children at Your Child Care Center

By |October 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The first few years of a child’s life is an important time for their cognitive, behavioral, and physical development. Eating a healthy and nutritious diet plays a key role in a child’s development and overall wellness. There are many benefits to eating nutritious meals for people of all ages, but it’s especially important for children because it will help them establish healthy eating habits that will last throughout their life. Here are some of the benefits of eating nutritious meals: Stabilizes a child’s energy | Children who eat healthy foods regularly will be able to maintain their concentration [...]

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