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What makes Mid Michigan Child Care Food Program Different?


There are no costs to participate - we provide you with everything you need to receive reimbursement: 

  • carbonless, duplicate form for tracking menus and attendance

  • stamped envelopes to mail in your claims

  • toll-free phone number to use whenever you have any questions or need supplies


We also equip you with several resources not only to help you with our food program, but also to assist with other aspects of your child care business. 


  • Miracle Menus: Mid Michigan Child Care Food Program's Miracle Menus system is designed to save you time and money! This optional service (available for home based child care) provides time-saving methods of keeping track of your menus. 

  • Online Claiming: Do you hate paperwork? Use a secure web site to record all the information necessary for the food program in seconds. At the end of the month you electronically submit your claim to us. 

  • Recordkeeping Helper: Accurately tracking your business expenses can save you money on your taxes. Our Recordkeeping Helper supplies you with forms and materials to keep your business records organized and reduce the time you spend preparing your taxes. 

  • "And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon": This exclusing cookbook was deisgned specifically for child care providers and is filled with child-friendly, nutritious recipes. With each recipe, we show you how you can claim it on your menu and include an activity, food fact, or fun food tip for an extra ingredient of fun! 

  • Training Packs: Three times a year, you will receive a Power Pac from your Consultant that contains useful information designed to help you save time and money in your child care business. Topics include nutrition, child development, activity suggestions, business tips and more. We also include cool handouts for the children. 

  • The Edible Editorial: This monthly newsletter is delivered directly to your home and offers recipes, craft ideas, meal suggestions, nutrition guidance and other information to help you save time and money. 

  • The Holiday Handbook: Filled with seasonal recipes and activities for children, this fun book makes it easy to incorporate special days into your child care program. 

  • Welcome Handbook: Our Welcome Handbook is a valuable resource containing specific information concering the CACFP that helps you to receive the most money allowed. 

  • Helpful information from our friendly staff: Mid Michigan Child Care Food Program staff members are available during business hours to help you with menu planning, food preparation and child nutrition. We are also a resource for any questions you have about running a successful child care home. Our Consultants and Office Staff are always happy to offer assitance. 

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