Laws, Regulations & Manuals

Manuals for Child Care Centers
Manuals for Adult Day Care Centers
Manuals for At-Risk After School Programs
Manuals for Emergency and Homeless Shelters
Manuals for Sponsors of Family and Group Child Care Homes

Manuals for Child Care Centers

CACFP Child Care Centers Policy and Procedure Manual
This manual contains the Missouri policies and procedures for independent child care centers and for sponsors of child care centers participating in the CACFP.

CACFP Income Eligibility
Guidance for Child Care Centers
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Meal reimbursement to child care centers is based upon the claiming status of each child participating at the center. The claiming status is determined by obtaining family size and household income data from parents or legal guardians of the children, and comparing this information to the income eligibility guidelines. Based on the income eligibility guidelines, the child is classified as free, reduced or paid. This booklet contains instructions, the parent letter for non-pricing programs and a blank form CACFP 205, Income Eligibility Form for Child Care Centers.

Food Buying Guide
The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs is designed by the USDA to help you buy the right amount of food and help you determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements.  It also has yield data for more than 1,200 food items.

Orientation and Recordkeeping Workbook for Child Care Centers
This handbook is part of the CACFP child care center orientation training that provides an overview of how to operate the food program and manage CACFP paperwork in your center.  Attendance at the training is required for new child care centers before application is approved.  To register for the class and for more information about this and other CACFP training opportunities, click here.

Manuals for Adult Day Care Centers

CACFP Adult Day Care Centers Policy & Procedure Manual

CACFP Income Eligibility
Guidance for Adult Day Care Centers
Meal reimbursement to adult day care centers is based upon the claiming status of each participant at the center. The claiming status is determined by obtaining family size and household income data from the participant, a family member or legal guardian, and comparing this information to the income eligibility guidelines. Based on the income eligibility guidelines, the participant is classified as free, reduced or paid.  This booklet contains instructions, the parent letterfor non-pricing programs and a blank form CACFP 501, Income Eligibility Form for Adult Care Centers.  Pricing programs only, click here for a copy of the parent letter for pricing programs.

Food Buying Guide
The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs is designed by the USDA to help you buy the right amount of food and help you determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements.  It also has yield data for more than 1,200 food items.

Orientation Workbook for Adult Day Care Centers
This handbook is part of the CACFP adult day care center orientation training that provides an overview of how to operate the food program and manage CACFP paperwork in your center.  On-site training is required for new adult day care centers before application is approved and will be scheduled by the district nutritionist as part of the application process. 

Manuals for At-Risk After School Programs

CACFP At-Risk After School Policy and Procedure Manual
This manual contains the Missouri policies and procedures for organizations participating in the CACFP At-Risk After School Program.

CACFP Recordkeeping Requirements for the
At-Risk After School Snack and Supper Program
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To be eligible to qualify for reimbursement under the CACFP, after-school programs must meet the appropriate criteria. This booklet outlines those criteria and includes the following necessary forms: Snack and Supper Menus, Menu Planning and Production Record; CACFP 213, Daily Attendance Record; Meal Count Record (Tally); CACFP 222, Training Documentation; CACFP 214, Summary of Salary Expenses; and CACFP 226, Beneficiary Data Report all used by the participating at-risk after school snack and supper programs.

Food Buying Guide
The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs is designed by the USDA to help you buy the right amount of food and help you determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements.  It also has yield data for more than 1,200 food items.

Manuals for Emergency and Homeless Shelters

CACFP Emergency and Homeless Shelters Policy and Procedure Manual
This manual contains the Missouri policies and procedures for organizations participating in the CACFP Emergency and Homeless Shelters.

Food Buying Guide
The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs is designed by the USDA to help you buy the right amount of food and help you determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements.  It also has yield data for more than 1,200 food items.

Manuals for Sponsors of Family and Group Child Care Homes

CACFP Sponsoring Organizations of Homes Procedure Manual
This manual contains the Missouri policies and procedures for sponsoring organizations of child care homes participating in the CACFP.

Food Buying Guide
The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs is designed by the USDA to help you buy the right amount of food and help you determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements.  It also has yield data for more than 1,200 food items.