Child nutrition is a top priority. Children that receive nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day are better prepared to engage in learning activities and become long-term healthy eaters. CKCAC’s sponsorship of Family Child Care Homes and Unaffiliated Childcare Centers throughout central Kentucky is impacting hundreds of children every year.
With ongoing training and monitoring, our agency supports each center through education. By teaching caregivers how to incorporate more nutritious food into meal and snack menus, we improve children’s overall health and wellbeing. Understanding and embracing new state guidelines has also led to the elimination of sugary snacks and overly processed foods. Almost 75 percent of the children served through our sponsored programs are low-income and receive the bulk of their nutrition while receiving care.