A Healthy Start
For Life!

You Want the Best for Your Children

Child care is no easy job! Finding the time to prepare home-cooked meals for the children in your care can be challenging, and when you add in trying to figure out how to make those meals healthy, nutritious and on-budget, meal times can seem daunting.

CDA Nutrition Program Is The Largest Child Nutrition Program in California

The CDA Nutrition Program supports the child care community in serving healthy meals to children. In partnership with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) we have been supporting in-home child care providers since 1984.

We Do The Hard Work For You

The CDA Nutrition Program gives you training, menu recording software, recipes and a full-time nutritionist to support your new meal program. With simple record-keeping practices and a little bit of training, you can start getting paid to keep your children healthy.

Healthy meal options

Learn how to plan quick and easy menus that are healthy, delicious and cost-effective

Personalized Support

Receive regular training and information on child development and nutrition

Good Nutrition Pays

Get paid for the nutritious food you serve to children in your care.

Here's How It Works

Step 1
Enroll Your Daycare

Call us to start the enrollment process

Step 2
Complete Training

Receive in-home training on serving healthy meals

Step 3
Enroll Children

Fill out paperwork and submit to CDA to enroll the children in your daycare

Step 4
Provide Nutritious Meals

Follow guidelines to prepare and serve healthy food

Step 5
Submit a Monthly Claim

Record all food served to each child and submit record to CDA

Step 6
Receive a Monthly Payment

CDA delivers a reimbursement straight to your bank account

Providers Love CDA’s Nutrition Program

“I love the food program! CDA has always been there for me. What helps me with my time is to pre-set the menus & download the kidkare app. I have one child enrolled; eating healthy meals & snacks has prevented her from blood transfusions for 7 months! Thank you CDA…for working together to make this possible.”

– Nutrition Program Provider

Start Serving Nutritious Meals Today!

It’s never been easier to save money on healthy food. If you are a licensed or TrustLine child care provider, this program is for you. There is no cost to participate. Call the CDA Nutrition Office at 800-698-9798 or join our reimbursement program by clicking the button below:

Sign Me Up!

In accordance with 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 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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 USDA by:

(1) mail:​ U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: ​(202) 690-7442; or
(3) email:​ program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.