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The Eufaula Indian Journal

Nov
29

2018

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Federal food program
resized
65%
encourages nutritious meals
Rainbow Fleet accepting applications
OKLAHOMA CITY – nutrition they need by a balanced menu to food
Rainbow Fleet Child Care reimbursing child care pro- sanitation and preparation
Resource and Referral is viders for serving meals and with the provider.”
participating in the Child snacks that meet federal Childcare providers that
and Adult Care Food Pro- requirements. are interested in this free
gram (CACFP). Reimbursement rates resource should contact
Licensed childcare pro- range from $2.48 for a Rainbow Fleet at 405-521-
viders who serve nutritious lunch/dinner to $.20 for 1426.
meals and snacks may be a snack. Caregivers are For more than 40 years,
eligible for federal reim- required to record menus, Rainbow Fleet has provided
bursement. enrollment and attendance. innovative child develop-
The U.S. Department of A provider can claim up to ment programs to families
Agriculture’s (USDA) Child three meals per child per and child care service pro-
and Adult Care Food Pro- day. viders.
gram is accepting Oklaho- “Every family childcare Rainbow Fleet helps
ma enrollments, according facility that is licensed by families locate quality child
to Carrie Williams, Rainbow the Department of Human care options and assists
Fleet executive director. Services is eligible for this child care providers with
Rainbow Fleet is a spon- free nutrition program,” a multitude of services
sor organization through said Williams. “Our staff at including licensing and
the Oklahoma Depart- Rainbow Fleet will be avail- technical assistance as well
ment of Education, the fed- able to help child care pro- as age-appropriate activi-
eral program’s Oklahoma viders fill out their applica- ties and curriculum.
administrator. tions. Once an application Rainbow Fleet is an
The federally-funded is accepted we’ll be able to equal opportunity provider
child nutrition program work on compliance issues and employer.
helps children receive the that range from creating

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