March 20, 2013 2 Comments
This week is National CACFP Week. No one will dispute that our nation’s children need nutritious food to grow to their healthy, full potential. This article from Time magazine highlights how difficult this can be in a childcare setting. All across the country these small businesses are challenged with balancing the need for nutritious food and the need to keep their child care businesses operating in the black. The CACFP can help them bridge the funding gap, but as this article illustrates, the complexity of the program can be difficult for child care providers to navigate without advocates and mentors to help them along the way. Our software is one of the ways that participants can help manage the complexities of the CACFP. But even with good tools in place it is still important for us to advocate for measures that make program participation easier and make the program itself more accessible to those who need it most.