Meet Kids’ Nutrition Company, Inc.
…and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Kids’ Nutrition Company, Inc., originally opened its doors as Children’s Center of Evergreen in 1981. It was renamed Children’s Services of Colorado before it incorporated as Kids’ Nutrition Company, Inc., in 1996. The company has always been part of the CACFP, which is designed to meet the nutritional needs of children under age thirteen when they are in child care. In some instances, children over age thirteen with disabilities may continue to participate in the program with appropriate documentation.
Participating child care providers receive reimbursement when CACFP guidelines are followed. The guidelines were developed by the United States Department of
Agriculture and are in place to ensure that nutritious meals are served and documented online or on Kids’ Nutrition Company, Inc., paperwork.
Child care homes participating in the CACFP must operate in accordance with USDA and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment policy, which does not permit discrimination because of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or age.
A licensed provider may participate with the Food Program as long as license is current. A copy of the license needs to be submitted to Kids’ Nutrition Company, Inc., each year to verify that the license has been renewed.