Program Authorization: National School Lunch Act of 1946; Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended
The mission of the Day Care Food and Nutrition Program is to provide reimbursement to eligible sponsors of child nutrition programs and ensure the accountability of sponsors according to federal regulations.
The goal of the Day Care Food and Nutrition Program is to improve the health and welfare of Louisiana's children by administering and funding the federal child nutrition programs which provide nutritious meal service to eligible participants.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. The Day Care Food and Nutrition Program will ensure the provision of basic nutrition to eligible young and aged of Louisiana in an organized child care center or adult care center or home setting and ensure that those individuals receive nutritious meals according to federal regulations in FY 1998-99.
1 Meal totals for current period are estimates due to federal regulations which allow up to sixty days after the end of a month for reporting reimbursable meals served.
2 Updated numbers
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with federal funds by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the National School Lunch Act of 1946 and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100% of the existing operating budget. It represents 116.3% of the total request ($50,066,074) for this program. The recommended budget exceeds the requested amount because further review by the Department of Education indicated there was not a documentable decrease in the number of child care centers enrolled in the program.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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