Governor Baker’s Proclamation

National Child & Adult Care Food Program Week: March 15-21, 2020

Proclamation

Providers receive nutrition education and support services from their CACFP sponsor that help them serve nutritious meals and create a positive eating environment for children. The quality of child care provided in our community is improved due to educational and financial resources available to caregivers through the CACFP.

This program provides over 2 billion meals and snacks to over 4.6 million children daily in child care centers, family care homes, and after-school programs; over 115,000 elderly persons in Adult Day Care; over 62,000 child care centers; 115,000 family child care providers working with 800 sponsors use CACFP to provide children with high quality nutrition and learning experiences.

One of the basic rights of children, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt in1948, is their right to basic nutrition. Caring for the children must be our nation’s first priority so please join Clarendon Early Education Services, Inc. in honoring all CACFP providers for their invaluable work done on behalf of our children in Massachusetts.