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Overview of Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Data

Self-serve Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Data!

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has made Food and Nutrition data publicly available through the Texas Open Data Portal.
CACFP data is provided at the site level and is available by program year.
Child and Adult Care Food Programs include:
  • Day Care Homes
  • Adult Day Care Centers
  • Child Care Centers
  • At-Risk Child Care Centers
  • Head Start Centers
  • Emergency Shelters
  • Sites that provide meals Outside School Hours
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NEW FIELDS HAVE BEEN ADDED!
Beginning summer 2019, new data fields indicating sponsor and site active status, termination status, and terminated as-of date have been added to 2018-2019 Contacts datasets . 
Older datasets will not be updated.
TDA datasets available on the Texas Open Data Portal and update schedule

All datasets contain program participation data at the site level for the the following data:
  • Sponsor/Contracting Entity (CE) name, TDA Sponsor/CE ID, ESC region, TDA region, Texas county
  • Site name, TDA site ID, Site county
  • Type of agency
    • Educational institution, For Profit Organization, Government Agency, Indian Tribe, Military Installation, Private Non-Profit Organization, Other
  • Type of organization (CACFP Centers only)
    • Independent Center, Sponsor of Affiliated & Unaffiliated Sites, Sponsor of Affiliated Sites, Sponsor of Unaffiliated Sites
In addition, Contact and Program Participation and Meal Reimbursement/Claims datasets contain more detailed information on  TDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program participants.Contracting Entities (CE) may sponsor sites participating in different programs. Claims information is provided for each site by program. 

Scroll to the bottom of the page for a list of TDA Food and Nutrition data fields available in each TDA dataset for CACFP published on the Texas Open Data Portal. Mousing over the data field names will open a pop-up data description for that data field. New fields added in summer 2019 are indicated by orange font. 
A printable version of the TDA Food and Nutrition datasets and data fields available on the Texas Open Data Portal can be downloaded as a PDF here.

Contacts and Program Participation

Contacts, addresses, participation in CACFP programs for any sponsor and site approved to operate in program year
Access these contact datasets by clicking on the program year below.

Claims for Meal Reimbursements

Enrollments, meals served, reimbursement amounts by month for CACFP site claims paid or approved to pay.
Access these claims datasets by clicking on the program year below. 

CACFP Dataset Content Overview Diagram - Contacts, Centers

CACFP Dataset Content Overview Diagram - Contacts, Day Care Homes
CACFP Contact Info - Day Care Home Data Fields

CACFP Dataset Content Overview Diagram - Claims, All Centers but At Risk

CACFP Dataset Content Overview Diagram - Claims, At Risk Centers

CACFP Dataset Content Overview Diagram - Claims, Day Care Homes