Children in home child care settings need healthy meals and snacks. Home child care providers need increased revenue - especially since in New Mexico, the average home child care provider earns less than $14,000 annually. An estimated 80% of all the children in child care in New Mexico receive care by home providers (much higher than national rates).
Providers Allied for Nutrition (PAN) provides monetary reimbursement to home child care providers for the nutritious meals and snacks they serve. Our program currently reaches over 2,500 children under the age of 13 in home childcare settings. We support home child care providers by helping them to create healthy eating habits for children so that they will continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle when they are adults.
NOTE: The Child and Adult Care Food Program is open to eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination write to the Director Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building 1400, Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC, 20250. For further research on CACFP visit:
Please use your voice to spread the word to others you know that may benefit from the program. Speaking to friends and relatives who watch children in their homes and letting them know how CACFP can truly make a difference in their grocery bill allows the program to grow and reach child care providers and children not currently being served. We would be happy to answer questions from anyone who thinks they may be eligible or who simply wants further information. Donations are also appreciated.
Are you watching children in your home, even those that may be related to you? This program is for you! Call us to learn more about how you can be reimbursed for the food you feed to the children and possibly how to get reimbursed for feeding your own children at the same time.