CACFP provides funding to serve nutritious meals to children enrolled in child development programs and before and after care programs. CACFP promotes school-readiness by providing nutritious meals – programs may serve up to two meals and one snack per day – that aid children’s cognitive and physical development. Studies show that CACFP meals are nutritionally superior to those served to children in child care settings that don’t participate in the program. The program can also supplement the budgets of low-income families and child development providers.