What is the Child Care Food Program (CCFP) ? The Child Care Food Program (CCFP) was established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 1968 in response to the need to provide adequate nutrition to a growing number of children in day care. Good nutrition, the development of desirable eating habits, and learning about food choices are vital building blocks for young children. Provisions must be made to ensure that these building blocks are in place in order to promote good health throughout life. The goal of the CCFP is to see that well-balanced meals are served and that good eating habits are taught in child care settings. The CCFP provides reimbursement for nutritious meals and snacks served to eligible children in child care centers. The CCFP is administered in Florida by the Department of Health, Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs. Funding for the program is provided by the USDA.