Electronic Publications from the Food Assistance & Nutrition Research Program No. (EFAN-02-005) 69 pp
Households with Children in CACFP Child Care Homes - Effects of Meal Reimbursement Tiering: A Report to Congress on the Family Child Care Homes Legislative Changes Study
Within the family child care home portion of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), low-income children increased from 21 to 39 percent of all participating children between 1995 and 1999. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act of 1996 mandated a tiered reimbursement structure for CACFP child care homes--designed to target benefits more narrowly to low-income children--and called for a study of its effects on program participants and on meals offered to children. The study finds that the proportion of dollars allocated to low-income children's meals more than doubled, from 21 percent to 45 percent.
Keywords: meal reimbursement tiering, Child and Adult Care Food Program, CACFP, child care, childcare, family child care providers, child nutrition programs, welfare reform, Food and Nutrition Service, FNS
In this publication...
- Entire Report
- Abstract, Contents, Executive Summary
- Impact of Tiering on Income Targeting of CACFP Participation and Benefits
- Tiering?s Targeting Efficiency
- Characteristics of Children Served by CACFP Family Child Care Homes
- Households? CACFP Child Care Experience
- Appendix A
- Appendix B