Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Head Start and Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Partners in Promoting Health and Nutrition for Young Children and Families Sarah Widor Director, Supplemental Food Programs Division (SFPD) Sarah Cannon, SFPD and Rachel Polon, CACFP Food and Nutrition Service, USDA Shannon Christian

Director, Office of Child Care (OCC) Tatiana Tucker, OCC Administration for Children and Families, HHS Marco Beltran and Patrice Pascual Webinar Outline History and Background of Collaboration Program Overview Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Head Start Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Memorandum of Understanding Areas of Collaboration Next Steps/Future initiatives History and Background 1994 Interagency Agreement Renewed Partnership through MOU MOU Released, December 2017

Agreement between: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) at the Food and Nutrition Service, USDA Head Start (HS) and Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), HHS Working together in the pursuit of shared goals: Promote positive health and nutrition status for young families Provide access to nutritious foods Provide health and nutrition education

Assistance in accessing preventative health care PROGRAM OVERVIEW Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) WIC Mission: To Safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care Administered at the Federal level, USDA/FNS

Program Delivery Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) WIC Target Population Women Pregnant (during pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after the birth of an infant or the end of the pregnancy) Postpartum (up to six months after the birth of the infant or the end of the pregnancy)

Breastfeeding (up to the infants first birthday) Infants up to the their first birthday Children up to their 5th birthday WIC Eligibility Requirements Determined at nutritional risk Family income at or below 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines Be a resident of the State in which they apply

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) WIC Benefits Food Package Based on nutrition science and dietary recommendations Nutrition Education Breastfeeding Promotion Healthcare Referrals WIC Resources

WIC Works Resource System: Online Education and Training Center (https://wicworks.fns.usda.gov/) Child Nutrition and Health, My Plate, Developing Nutrition Education, Stages of Development, etc. Books, Brochures, Kits, Videos, Posters, etc. Access to other resources

Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA), WIC Breastfeeding Basics, Interpersonal Communication: Listening Skills, WIC 101 WIC Learning Online Breastfeeding Promotion and Support (lovingsupport.fns.usda.gov) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) CACFP Mission: CACFP provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for the provision

of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons Established in 1968 as a program for child care centers (only) Administered at the Federal level, USDA/FNS Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Target Population

Infants and children in child care School aged children in after-school programs Older adults in adult day care Adults of any age with a disability, in adult cay care Participation

> 4.2 million children ~130,000 adults Meals Up to two meals and one snack per day, or two snacks and one meal per day Meals can be breakfast, lunch or supper Enhanced focus on nutrition, with updated meal patterns implemented in 2017

CACFP Resources Management Improvement (funds management, program oversight, and integrity): https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/management-improvement Team Nutrition (recipes, nutrition-related fact sheets and training tools): https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/team-nutrition Policy: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/policy Program Guides: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/cacfp-handbooks HEAD START Administration for Children and Families

Department of Health and Human Services Head Start History Project Head Start, launched as an eight-week summer program by the Office of Economic Opportunity in 1965, was designed to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool-aged children in lowincome families with a comprehensive program to meet

their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs. SOURCE: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ohs/about/history-of-head-start PURPOSE OF HEAD START & EARLY HEAD START To promote the school readiness of low income children by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development in a learning environment that supports childrens growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science,

social and emotional functioning, creative arts, physical skills, and approaches to learning and through the provision of health, educational, nutritional, social and other services that are determined, based on family needs assessments, to be necessary. SOURCE: HEAD START ACT Sec. 636. [42 U.S.C. 9831] as revised in 2007 17

Early Head Start Added to the Head Start Act in 1995 to provide family-centered services for lowincome families with very young children designed to promote the development of the children and to enable their parents to fulfill their roles as parents and to move toward self sufficiency Head Start and Early Head Start Snapshot: 2016-2017 1,071,000 children from birth to age 5 including pregnant women received Head Start services.

In addition to education services, Head Start programs provide children and their families with health, nutrition, social-emotional, and family services. 1,600 grantees nationwide including the territories. Head Start offers center-based, family child care, and home visiting programs. Source: 2017 Program Information Report (PIR) American Indians and Alaska Natives 154 federally recognized Tribal and

Alaska Native entities participate in Head Start 24,726 children 26 states including Alaska Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Families migrate due to agricultural work 28,342 children

Birth to age 5 38 states Full-day/part-year 5-7 days/week Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/nutrition Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Overview

22 Office of Child Care (OCC) supports low-income working families by improving access to affordable, high-quality early care and afterschool programs. OCC administers the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) - a block grant to state, territory and tribal governments that provides support for children and their families with paying for child care that will fit their needs and that will prepare children to succeed in school. 23

About CCDF 1.4 million children each month receive financial assistance for child care through CCDF. Combined with TANF and other sources a total estimated 2.3 million children are served. Of children served by CCDF, 28% infants and toddlers, 28% preschoolers, 10% kindergarten-aged, and 26% school-aged. Half of families served are below the poverty level; a fourth are near poor with incomes between 100-150% FPL. 24

On November 19, 2014 the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act was signed into law and the final rule was released on September 20, 2016 The law reauthorized the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program CCDBG Act of 2014 25 Reauthorization Overview Addresses the

Law in 4 major topical areas: Protect the health and safety of children in child care Help parents make informed consumer choices and access information to

support child development Provide equal access to stable, high quality child care for low-income children Enhance the quality of child care and the early

childhood workforce 26 Memorandum of Understanding Specific areas of collaboration as highlighted in the MOU: Nutrition Services Nutrition Education Shared Information Display of Information Other Health Care Services and Referrals

Grant Opportunities and Referrals Staff Training Volunteer Services Memorandum of Understanding Establishing and Renewing Collaborations Learn about each program Formal agreements Explore linkages Discuss procedures for Best Practices Examine the need for flexibility and a realistic approach to collaborating

Next Steps and Future Initiatives Technical Assistance FNS and ACF Regional Offices Joint Resources Webinars Best Practices, resources, challenges and solutions, highlighting ongoing regional State, and local collaborations, etc. Topics and dates of webinars will be communicated through each agencys organizational structure

Program and Contact Information Food and Nutrition Service FNS WIC and CACFP Website www.fns.usda.gov/wic https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/child-and-adult-care-food-program FNS Regional Offices (FNS Agency Contact Information) https://www.fns.usda.gov/fns-regional-offices WIC State Agencies https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/contacts

CACFP State Agencies https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/cacfp-contacts Program and Contact Information Administration for Children and Families Office of Head Start OHS Website https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ Head Start Collaboration Offices by State

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/programs/head-start-collaboration-offices-state Locate a Head Start Program https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/center-locator Office of Child Care OCC Website https://www.acf.hhs.gov/occ OCC Contacts (Federal, State and Tribal Government) https://www.acf.hhs.gov/occ/contacts Shannon Christian, Director

Office of Child Care THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION QUESTIONS?

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