Child and Adult Care Food Program Child Nutrition & CACFP Child Care Center Services

Parent/Child Incorporated has been a proud sponsoring organization with the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Child Care Centers (CCC) for over thirty years in San Antonio and Bexar County. Through the CACFP CCC, PCI currently offers nutritious meals and snacks daily to over two thousand children enrolled in thirteen (13) PCI centers and fifty-five (55) unaffiliated centers.

PCI’s Child Nutrition Program/CACFP CCC Services is designed and implemented to meet the nutritional needs and feeding requirements of each child, including those with special dietary needs and children with disabilities. Through participation with the TDA Child and Adult Care Food Program, each child receives meals and snacks that provide 1/2 to 2/3 of the child’s daily nutritional needs. Special/modified diets are developed and provided in accordance with written physician’s instructions as needed. Meals and snacks are scheduled in accordance with CACFP meal pattern regulations. Menus are developed by a Registered Dietitian in accordance with Head Start Program Performance Standards, TDA CACFP requirements, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Licensing Standards and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Child Nutrition Benchmarks that offer a variety of foods high in nutrients, low in fats, sugar and salt.

The “Color Me Healthy” curriculum and the “I Am Moving, I Am Learning” program is utilized in the classroom. The curriculum and program emphasizes the importance of making healthy food choices and participating in physical activities every day. “Color Me Healthy” and “I Am Moving, I Am Learning” includes classroom activities such as song, games, and imaginary trips all developed especially for preschool age children.

USDA NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

In Spanish the non-discrimination statement and complaint-filing procedure is:

El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (por sus siglas en inglés “USDA”) prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalias y, según corresponda, convicciones políticas, estado civil, estado familiar o paternal, orientación sexual, o si los ingresos de una persona provienen en su totalidad o en parte de un programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida de empleo o de cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el Departamento. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplicarán a todos los programas y/o actividades laborales).

Si desea presentar una queja por discriminación del programa de Derechos Civiles, completeel USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (formulario de quejas por discriminación del programa del USDA), que puede encontrar en internet en http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o llame al (866) 632-9992 para solicitar el formulario. También puede escribir una carta con toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Envíenos su formulario de queja completo o carta por correo postal a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, por fax al (202) 690-7442 o por correo electrónico a program.intake@usda.gov.

Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas, o con discapacidad del habla pueden contactar al USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service (Servicio federal de transmisión) al (800) 877-8339 o (800) 845-6136 (en español).

El USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades