Review of Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Requirements

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Food and Nutrition
Board: Food and Nutrition Board

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Activity Description

The Institute of Medicine has undertaken a study to review and provide recommendations to update the meal requirements for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The committee is reviewing and assessing the nutritional needs of the target populations based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Dietary Reference Intakes and using that review as a basis for recommending revisions to the meal requirements.  The goal is the development of well-conceived, practical, and economical recommendations that reflect current nutritional science, increase the availability of key food groups as appropriate, and allow the program to effectively meet the nutritional needs of the children and adults served.


The first meeting of the committee was held December 5-6, 2009 in Washington, DC. This meeting included an open session during which the study sponsors presented their perspectives to the committee.

The second committee meeting was held February 23-24, 2010 in Washington, DC. This meeting included a open public workshop on February 23, 2010.

The third committee meeting was held April 29-30, 2010 in Irvine, CA.  This meeting was closed in its entirety. 

The fourth committee meeting was held June 3-5, 2010, in Woods Hole, MA.  This meeting was closed in its entirety.

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