This free nutrition program helps to ensure that children receive healthy, nutritious meals while they are in care. It also provides training, information and support to child care providers, and is available to any regulated family child care provider in all 50 states. The Childcare Network service area includes the Fredericksburg area and surrounding cities and counties.

Relevant links for parents and providers:


Upcoming USDA Food Program Trainings


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