Applying to be an Eat Smart Child Care? Before you fill out an application, please consider the following questions:
- Is your child care facility participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)?
- Have you carefully reviewed all the Eat Smart Guidelines for Child Care and understand what you need to do to meet them?
- Have you decided which level of the Eat Smart Guidelines for Child Care you want to apply for? Intermediate or Advanced?
- Do you believe you have made all of the changes needed for your facility to meet the Guidelines?
If you answer No to any of these questions, you might want to use some of the resources to help you qualify as an Eat Smart Child Care.
Click below for the Application for Missouri Eat Smart Child Care.
Please return completed application packet to:
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Bureau of Community Food and Nutrition Assistance
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Once the application has been reviewed, you will receive correspondence via a letter in the mail. The letter will indicate whether or not you have met all of the menu requirements of the Eat Smart Guidelines. If modifications are needed, a review form will be attached that discusses which guidelines need to be addressed at the facility.
Please allow a minimum of 30 days for the processing of the application. Ensure all required materials are submitted with the application packet. If materials are missing, this will delay the processing of the application.
After we have reviewed and approved your application packet, we will arrange a visit to your facility to verify that you have met all the qualifications to become an Eat Smart Child Care. When all qualifications are met, you will be recognized by Missouri Eat Smart Child Care.