Without a secure food environment that provides for adequate nutrition and the development of healthy eating patterns during critical early years, children’s’ brains fail to develop fully, and are prone to malnutrition, obesity, poor health, poor academic achievement, developmental delays, and increased aggressive or hyperactive behavior. Our Early Childhood Nutrition Outreach work secures an environment in which Vermont’s youngest children (0-6) are fed where they eat and play, ensuring that they are nourished, well-fed, and equipped for future successes in school and in life.


  • CACFP brochure for centers (.pdf) Information for child care centers on the benefits of participating in CACFP.
  • CACFP brochure for registered child care homes (.pdf) The same information for registered home care providers.
  • Is your child care center located in Burlington or Winooski? Do you not have the facilities or capacity to serve meals in your child care center? The FRESH Food program of Vermont Works for Women can help by providing catered meals to your center. Find out more information on the Vermont Works for Women site and by clicking FRESH Food!

For more information contact Derrick Lambert, Child Nutrition Initiatives Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..