Child Nutrition Program, Inc. is a private non-profit organization
dedicated to helping child care providers make the most out of the
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
The food program is our only business. We have both nutritionists
and child development specialists on our staff, making us well-qualified
to serve the providers and the children in their care.
a CACFP sponsor, we:
child care homes and child care centers get set up to meet program
requirements so they can begin receiving reimbursement;
monthly claims for providers;
mail checks on a dependable monthly schedule with a statement
of how the reimbursement was calculated;
make sure that providers remain in compliance with program requirements;help
providers receive the best possible reimbursement rate by keeping
abreast of program changes and maintaining an up-to-date database
of program participants;
personalized, one-on-one training at the providers' convenience;
offer periodic workshops of interest to providers that meet licensing
a useful handbook including procedures, nutrition information,
meal-planning tips, and other helpful information;
a quarterly newsletter with recipes and activities to teach children
about healthy eating;
a library-by-mail, including informational videos, children's
books, cookbooks (and we pay the postage);
a courteous, professional staff, including a trained nutritionist,
to answer your questions.
We serve child
care providers in 25 North Carolina counties from our two offices
in Charlotte and Fayetteville.
Director Vicki Lipscomb co-founded Child Nutrition Program, Inc.
with her mother, Doris Cromartie, in 1982 to meet the community's
need for a CACFP sponsor for area family child care homes. Vicki's
business philosophy: "We don't try to be the biggest, but we
do try to be the best. We want to be here to serve the people that
are serving children, and we try to reflect that philosophy in everything