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The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program in the United States that provides funding and support for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children and adults in child care centers, family day care homes, after-school programs, and adult care centers. CACFP aims to improve the health and well-being of individuals by ensuring they have access to balanced and wholesome meals. The program sets nutritional standards, offers reimbursement to participating providers for serving qualifying meals, and provides resources for nutrition education. By promoting healthy eating habits and addressing food insecurity, CACFP plays a vital role in nourishing and supporting the growth, development, and overall health of children and adults in care settings.