Why ACD?

Who Are We?

  • The Association for Child Development (ACD) is a sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

  • We are a nonprofit organization that educates parents and caregivers about nutrition to promote the development of children and establish healthy eating habits to last a lifetime.

  • We have been in business for over 40 years and have extensive experience to assist you with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)! We are helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Choose ACD as your CACFP sponsor!

  • You receive monetary reimbursement for serving nutritious meals to the children in your care.

  • All ACD Providers receive an annual Desktop Calendar & Record Keeper each year. This is custom designed with Child Care Professionals in mind and can help you organize your records.

  • We offer a free, easy to follow software program, Minute Menu, to support you in managing your Child Care information online.

  • A menu planning tool, Master Menu, is available to our providers. Choose from an extensive list of CACFP-approved, child-friendly, low-cost, nutritious meals and snacks.

  • ACD providers are encouraged to access our Facebook page for updates on reimbursement release dates, training & nutrition videos, food recalls, and other important announcements.

  • Online training credits are available.

  • Workshops are offered to our Providers. A certificate of training for credit hours is given for all training attended.

  • ACD produces a nutritional newsletter, Potpourri, which all Providers receive access to free of charge. It is filled with recipes, nutrition and child development articles, and activities to do with children.

  • We have Registered Dietitians on staff who not only create and evaluate monthly recipes, but also provide great training opportunities and nutritional information.

  • The ACD staff is available to assist you and go above and beyond to meet your needs!

¿Qué te ofrece ACD?

¿Quiénes somos?

  • La Asociación para el Desarrollo de los Niños (Association for Child Development, ACD) es patrocinador del Programa de Asistencia Alimenticia para Niños y Adultos (Child and Adult Care Food Program, CACFP).

  • Somos una organización sin fines de lucro que educa a padres y proveedores de cuidado de niños sobre nutrición para promover el desarrollo de los niños y establecer hábitos alimenticios saludables de por vida.

  • ¡Hemos estado en el mercado por más de 40 años y tenemos amplia experiencia en ayudarte con el CACFP! Somos serviciales, amables y expertos.

¿Elije a ACD como tu patrocinador del CACFP!

  • Recibes reembolso monetario por servir comida nutritiva a los niños que cuidas.

  • Todo proveedor de ACD recibe anualmente el calendario de escritorio y mantenimiento de registros, el cual está diseñado para ayudarte a llevar un registro organizado de tu trabajo a diario.

  • Ofrecemos un programa de computadora fácil de seguir que se llama Minute Menu, el cual te ayuda a administrar online la información de tu negocio.

  • Ofrecemos un menú ya diseñado para nuestros proveedores que se llama Master Menu. Es una buena opción que te permite elegir de una extensa lista de comidas/meriendas aprobadas por el CACFP, amigables a los niños, de bajo costo y nutritivas.

  • Motivamos a los proveedores de ACD a que visiten nuestra página de Facebook, donde encontrarás las fechas de reembolso, videos de entrenamiento y nutrición, retiros de alimentos y demás anuncios importantes.

  • Hay créditos disponibles de entrenamiento online.

  • Se ofrece talleres de entrenamiento con certificado por horas crédito a las que asistas.

  • ACD produce un boletín nutricional, Potpourri, lleno de recetas, artículos sobre nutrición y el desarrollo de los niños, y actividades para niños. Es gratis para proveedores de ACD.

  • Tenemos dietistas licenciadas en nuestro personal, quienes no sólo crean y evalúan las recetas, sino que proveen grandes oportunidades de entrenamiento e información nutricional.

  • ¡El personal de ACD está esperando tu llamada y poder esforzarse por darte ayuda!

Amanda Gallaher Wins Award!

Congratulations to Amanda Gallaher, ACD's own Registered Dietitian, in being awarded the "Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year 2017" by the Michigan Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Way to go, Amanda! ACD is so proud of you!


Questions About the CACFP Meal Pattern Changes?

Do you have questions or concerns regarding the CACFP Meal Pattern Changes? We are happy to help! Send us an email with your comments.


Questions About Nutrition?

Do you have a nutrition-related question, suggestion or feedback? Send us an email and one of ACD's Registered Dietitians would love to help you!

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You Can Submit Claims Online!

Providers - Stop paying postage for mailing in your menus! Decrease your claim errors! Submit your menus at the click of a mouse by using the FREE online claiming program, WebKids, in partnership with Minute Menu Systems. You can record your meals, enroll children, pre-plan your menus, and manage your Provider calendar, and much more as an ACD Provider. Click below to sign up and begin claiming online today!

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