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USDA Family Day Care Homes Monitor Handbook

Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin
Purpose: Policy, Action Required

To: Child and Adult Care Food Program Day Care Home Sponsors

Number: USDA-CACFP-13-2012

Attention: Authorized Representatives and Program Directors

Date: April 2012

Subject: U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Family Day Care Homes Monitor Handbook

Reference: U.S. Department of Agriculture Family Day Care Home Monitor Handbook

This Management Bulletin (MB) notifies Day Care Home (DCH) sponsoring organizations of the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Family Day Care Homes Monitor Handbook, revised February 2012.

In this handbook, you will find information on:

  • How the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is organized
  • The responsibilities as a DCH monitor
  • The Meal Pattern Requirements for meals being served
  • The required regulatory review elements

The Family Day Care Homes Monitor Handbook is located in the Download Forms section of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System. It is also available on the USDA Family Day Care Homes Web page at


If you have any questions regarding this MB, please contact the DCH Specialist assigned to your agency.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, December 1, 2016
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