The Child and Adult Care Food Program: Barriers to Participation and Financial Implications of Underuse
This study assesses facilitators and barriers to participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program(CACFP) and estimates foregone federal funds because of CACFP underuse. Foregone federal funding due to CACFP underuse among eligible Connecticut centers was estimated at $30.7 million in 2019, suggesting that 20,300 young children from low-income areas missed out on CACFP-subsidized food.
Full citation: Andreyeva A, Sun X, Cannon M, Kenney E. The Child and Adult Care Food Program: Barriers to Participation and Financial Implications of Underuse, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2021. ISSN 1499-404. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2021.10.001.