LSELC participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a Federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children receiving child care. Each day more than 2.6 million children participate in CACFP at child care homes and centers across the country. Child Care providers are reimbursed for serving nutritious meals which meet the USDA requirements. The program plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care and making it more affordable for low-income families.

Nutritious meals are prepared daily on the premises and served by our full time cook. A monthly meal menu is posted below as well as being sent home monthly. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are served daily according to their scheduled classroom meal/snack period. Meals are served family style and staff members eat with the children. Children are encouraged to taste all the food that is served.

In accordance with the federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program compliant of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at: and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to the USDA by:

1. Mail to:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410

2. Fax to: (202) 690-7442

3. Email to:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Eligibility: State agencies reimburse facilities that offer non-residential child care to:
  • Children 12 and under
  • Migrant children age 15 and younger
  • Youths through age 18 in after-school programs in needy areas
Contact Information
If you have questions about CACFP, please contact one of the following:
Food and Nutrition Service
MN Department of Children, Families, and Learning
(651) 582-8526 or (800) 366-8922 or