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Child and Adult Care Food Program

Documents and Resources

Child Care Centers

Annual Requirements
Building for the Future Parent Letter
CACFP Brochure - Black & White Version
CACFP Brochure - Color Version
Center Administrative Handbook
Claim Form for Reimbursement
Eligibility Manual for School Meals-changes highlighted
Eligibility Manual for School Meals - no highlighting
Fair Hearings - Centers
Income Eligibility Forms for Non-English Speakers
Income Eligbility Form-How to Complete
Income Eligibility Form (IEF) FY14
Income Eligibility Form Family Letter FY14
Income Eligibility Guidelines FY14
Income Eligibility Guidelines FY14 (Spanish)
Income Eligibility Guidelines FY15
Income Eligibility Guidelines FY15 (Spanish)
Income Eligibility Manual
Monthly Attendance Records
Monthly Checklist
Online Access Forms
Potential Reimbursement for One Child for One School Year in Afterschool Program
Potential Reimbursement for One Child for One School Year in Child Care Center
Reimbursement Rates

Food Service
Agreement to Furnish Food Service
Feeding Infants Manual
Food Delivery Receipt
Food Production Record
Meal Participation Record
Meal Participation Record Instructions
Menu Planning
Menu Template
Milk Calculation Form
Milk Cheat Sheet
Parent Declines Food Form
Parent Declines Formula Form
Special Dietary Needs Form
Special Diet Statement for Children-Spanish Translation
Supervisory Visit Form (for Centers overseeing >1 facility)
Y.I.K.E.S. Emergency Response

Required Posters
Federal Relay Service Poster
Hand Washing Poster
at each sink
Justice for All Poster
Meal Pattern Chart Poster
WIC Poster 2014

Also required to be posted:
Current and following week menus
Current license

Media Releases

The State agency issues a statewide media release on behalf of all institutions on a yearly basis. Each year the media release is published in six Montana newspapers: The Billings Gazette, The Missoulian, The Great Falls Tribune, The Helena Independent Record, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and The Butte Montana Standard. In 2013 we also began issuing media releases to the following six tribal newspapers: Apsáalooke Nation News, Char-Koosta News, Fort Belknap News, Fort Peck Journal, Glacier Reporter and Rocky Boy Tribal News.



2014 Editions

2013 Editions


Childhood Hunger

You CAN make a difference!

AmpleHarvest: Connecting gardeners with excess food and local food pantries
Feeding America
Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
Joshua's Heart: Founded by a five year old boy who had a passion for helping fight hunger
Montana Food Bank Network
Montana No Kid Hungry
Partnership to End Childhood Hunger
Share Our Strength


CACFP Menu Planning Guide: Courtesy of USDA Team Nutrition, includes 120 recipes, 16 weeks of menus and shopping lists
Child Care Recipes: Food for Health and Fun This 1999 USDA publication has been updated (8/23/2012) and includes recipes, tips and posters
Cook's Training Recipe Booklets & Handouts: Montana CACFP
Easy Recipes: Montana CACFP
Florida Child Care Food Program Cookbook
Healthy Recipes and Cooking Courtesy of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services offers recipes, searchable databases and more
How to Make Cheese Sauce: Montana CACFP
Hunger Free Colorado: Afterschool Meal Guide Provides 4-week cycle cooking menus and guides for two types of menus (cooking and non-cooking)
Kids Love . . . Rice Bowls (Courtesy of USA Rice Federation)
Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbooks: The top 30 kid-tested, kid -approved recipes from the Recipes for Healthy Kids Competition (homes and centers versions available).
USDA Cookbook for Child Care Centers
USDA Cookbook for School Age Children
USDA Cookbook for Homes
USDA Recipe Finder A searchable database of standardized recipes, quantity recipes, USDA recipes, recipes from the industry and more
What's Cookin' II: Recipes for Child Care Providers

Snack Ideas

Healthy Snack Guide For Your After School Program (Courtesy of CANFIT - Communities•Adolescents•Nutrition•Fitness)
Snack Ideas
More Snack Ideas
Snack Sense (Courtesy of Illinois Nutrition Education & Training Program): menu planning tool to provide fun, healthy, and budget-friendly snacks.

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Page last updated: 04/16/2014