February 29, 2024

Celebrate CACFP Week 2024!

CACFP Week is a national education and information campaign. It is observed annually the third week of March by the National CACFP Sponsors Association. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of how the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program works to combat hunger. The CACFP brings healthy foods to tables across the country for children in child care centers, homes, emergency shelters, and afterschool programs as well as adults in day care.

We're telling stories too... share how you are taking action to spread the word about the CACFP by submitting your pictures with captions to cacfp@dss.sc.gov and we'll feature it in our newsletter and on our social media post.

Anytime Rainbow Super Foods Resource

Loyalty Crown




March 11, 2024

Rainbow Challenge: Build a rainbow.

Create meals or snacks that contain colors from the rainbow throughout the CACFP Week. Each day of the week will represent a color from the rainbow. Incorporate one or more of the rainbow colors to demonstrate how your center is, “Eating the Rainbow.” Take pictures of your meal/snack then share and tag us on social media. Use the “Anytime Rainbow Super Foods” sheets for ideas.


Try new foods video (Click here)
Rainbow Color of the Day: Red & Pink

Rainbow Rice


 Smoothie Bowl

March 12, 2024

Sensory Challenge: Guess the scent.

Create 5 paper cups with food choices that coincide with the color of the rainbow, cover the top with a piece of paper and make a hole in the top of each cup. Participants use their sense of smell to identify what is in each cup.


Activity Sheets (Click here)
Rainbow Color of the Day: Orange & Yellow

Oodles Of Noodles 


Beef Vegetable Soup

March 13, 2024


Forms Challenge: Show what you know.

Each participating center can demonstrate their knowledge of the CACFP by answering questions pertaining to nutritious food options. Log in to the Microsoft Forms link (Click here). Enter your centers name and answer the questions. Members will receive a Gold Star of Excellence and be added to the Eating the Rainbow Hall of fame.

The most important meal video (Click here)
Rainbow Color of the Day: White

Smokin’ Powerhouse Chili


Breakfast Burrito

March 14, 2024

Pick of the Month Challenge: Farm Fresh

Connect with local farmer(s) to bring in SC Farm to CACFP Palmetto Pick of the Month (lettuce) which also represents the ‘Eating the Rainbow’ color of the day and create a nutritious meal or snack. Take pictures of your meal/snack then share and tag us on social media.


Activity Sheets (Click here)
Rainbow Color of the Day: Green

Eagle Pizza


Taco Salad Wrap

March 15, 2024

Loyalty-Royalty Challenge: Hail to the kings and queens.

Today’s rainbow colors (blue and purple) represent loyalty and royalty. This is the last day to ensure that each participant have been eating the rainbow. Their build a rainbow should be complete which means that they were ALL successful! Take a bow! You did it! Congratulations!

Participants are to color and/or decorate their paper crown to wear.


Staying healthy video (Click here)
Rainbow Color of the Day: Blue & Purple


Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry


Chicken Or Turkey Noodles