CACFP Award Program: Meeting the Wellness Plan Criteria

Posted: Wed, 03/21/2012 - 4:30pm Updated: Tue, 10/29/2013 - 9:00am

The following resources will help you create a meaningful wellness plan that meets the requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) award program. For help getting started, please view this Quick Start Guide Please review Putting Your Plan in Place for implementation guidance.

The table below outlines the wellness plan criteria for bronze, silver and gold programs and links to sample policies for each award level.

Bronze Silver Gold
Must have a written wellness plan including Nutrition Guidelinesfor your facility Bronze wellness plan requirements + Silver wellness plan requirements +
  Must have a written policy on providing breastfeeding Support Must have a written policy on providing Nutrition Education
  Must have a written policy on providing Physical Activity Must offer Parent Education on nutrition and/or wellness
Must have a written policy on reducing sodium in meals

Additional Resources

For questions or assistance meeting the CACFP award program's wellness plan requirements, contact Heather Stinson at (317) 232-0869 or hstinson@doe.in.gov.