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Final report on the reimbursement of fourth meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program in Minnesota


Author:
Minnesota Dept. of Education.
Year:
1991
Subject:
Minnesota. -- Child and Adult Care Food Program., Family day care -- Minnesota, Nutrition -- Minnesota, Food relief -- Minnesota, family day care, child nutrition, food and nutrition programs, and Minnesota
Abstract:
Reports the findings of the Child and Adult Care Food Program demonstration project which enabled child care centers and family day care homes in Minnesota to receive reimbursement for a fourth meal or supplement for children in care eight or more hours daily. The project was designed to determine whether reimbursement for an extra meal increased participation by family day care homes in the CACFP; the extent to which meal service increased at such homes; and the nutritional impact of these extra meals. The main findings were that (1) reimbursement of fourth meals in Minnesota did not affect decisions of family day care home providers to participate in the CACFP; (2) meal service did not increase significantly in family day care homes that had children in care for eight or more hours per day; and (3) the main nutritional impact of the demonstration was that most family day care home providers served a supplement as the fourth meal.
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Department
Collection:
USDA publications