CACFP Award Program: Meeting the Wellness Plan Criteria
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.
|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|
- 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- Active Early - A Wisconsin Guide for Improving Childhood Physical Activity
- Healthy Bites - A Wisconsin Guide for Improving Childhood Nutrition
- Let's Move Child Care
- USDA's wellness policy resources
For questions or assistance meeting the CACFP award program's wellness plan requirements, contact Heather Stinson at (317) 232-0869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.