Child Care Aware® of America Executive Director Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., will provide valuable input as a new member of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) National Advisory Committee.
Administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the CACFP supports family child care homes, child care centers, and other programs by providing nutritious meals for children and adults in day care settings. Through CACFP, more than 3.3 million children and 120,000 adults receive nutritious meals and snacks each day as part of the care they receive.
“The CACFP plays a key role in improving the quality of child care and day care for elderly adults by making care more affordable for many low-income families and improving access to healthy foods,” said Fraga. “I am privileged to serve on the advisory committee to help guide the future of this vital program.”
Committee representation includes government agencies, national associations, state agencies, and sponsoring organizations as well as family child care providers and center directors. All provide input on current trends and issues and how they impact CACFP professionals.
Fraga will serve on the Committee for a two-year term and attend this year’s Committee meeting, scheduled for September 10-11 at The University of Mississippi in Oxford.