Family Child Care Nutrition

Youth & Family Services has sponsored the Child & Adult Care Food Program since 1984. The CACFP is a program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The program offers support to family and group family child care providers by reimbursing them for serving healthy meals and snacks, and providing assistance in meal planning, meal preparation, nutrition and child development.

The program also helps promote positive food attitudes and healthy eating habits. It also helps providers understand the role nutrition plays in children’s physical, mental and social health.

YFS sponsors the program in 18 counties in western South Dakota. Any registered/licensed family or group family child care provider may participate. For more information, call 341-7205.



In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, YFS is prohibited from discriminating against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. As stated above, all protected bases do not apply to all programs, the first six protected bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex are the six protected bases for applicants and recipients of the Child Nutrition Programs.