The upgraded CNPWeb is now open! The CACFP claiming system is currently available for claim submission.


  • The CACFP application system will be open later in March for any sponsor and site information changes needed
  • The system will be down for maintenance daily from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. until further notice.

There are Quick Reference Guides available to assist you in using the new system. These can be easily accessed at: Quick Reference Guides | Child and Adult Care Food Program | Health & Senior Services (

cacfp - serving over 4.5 million children and adults healthy meals and snacks daily

CACFP Week March 12-18, 2023

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) assures that nutritious meals and snacks are served to children and eligible adults enrolled in child care centers, family child care homes, after school programs, emergency shelters, and adult day care programs by providing reimbursement for meals that meet minimum nutritional standards.

CACFP requires that well-balanced meals are served and good eating habits are taught. The program also provides training and technical assistance on nutrition, food service operations, program management, nutrition education and recordkeeping.

CACFP is administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Links to Important Information

CACFP Crediting Handbook

The Crediting Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program is designed by the USDA to be a companion to the Food Buying Guide. This handbook is a source to help determine creditable foods allowed in CACFP. The list of creditable and non-creditable foods in this publication is not all-inclusive. This publication includes only those foods that are commonly served in child care programs and foods USDA has received inquiries about or has noted as being credited incorrectly.

Public Notice

On October 6, 2021 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided State Agencies the opportunity to submit a waiver request for monitoring requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for program year 2022.  Based on this guidance, the Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Community Food and Nutrition Assistance is requesting that USDA approve the State requested waiver to allow the CACFP State Agency and participating CACFP Sponsoring Organizations the option to waive the requirement of unannounced monitoring reviews during the program year 2022. This waiver is requested to take effect immediately for program year 2022, ending on September 30, 2022 or until the end of the public health emergency as declared by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, whichever comes first.

For more information regarding this requested waiver, please email the Child and Adult Care Food Program at