If your child care, daycare or preschool participates in the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), you’re more than familiar with meal counts. You’ve got to track eligibility level (like free, reduced and above scale) as well as the age and date of birth of children. You’ll also want to keep up to date on reimbursement rates and requirements, such as correctly reporting meals claimed, which is not necessarily the same as meals served.
It can be a lot to keep track of, especially if you’re still recording meal counts by hand or on a basic spreadsheet.
With that in mind, here are 5 tips to help you track meals at your child care center. Continue reading