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Is my child care center eligible?



A child care center may participate in the food program when the sum total of the enrolled children who receive Title XX benefits or by the parents income to determine children are free and/or reduced that represents 25% or more of the total enrollment or licensed capacity of the child care center. The reimbursement of the child care center is determined by the percentage of free, reduced, and paid for every meal served to enrolled children.


The Program helps families of children enrolled of child care centers, emergency shelters, and afterschool snack programs improve the health and eating habits of the millions of infants, toddlers, pre-school, and school age children in our country by offering free nutrition training and financial assistance. As an incentive, child care programs receive a monthly reimbursement check for the meals and snacks served that meet basic nutritional requirements.



Reimbursement Expected Payment Date

November 2021 Claim Payment

December 15, 2021





Note: No reimbursement will be paid without receipts, monthly report, and time distribution reports (if applicable). Must submit with claims on the 2nd of every month. Payment dates are not 100% accurate. 

We are Grateful for our Clients!



Child Care Program Reward Program


Congrats to My King Kids Academy in Fort Worth, TX.

We're proud to announce you're the winner of the Child Care Center Reward.

Your center has shown outstanding performance in the

following areas:


  • Timely paperwork

  • Professional staff & well organized kitchen

  • Outstanding monitoring reviews 


Center Reward in June 2021


$75 Dinner Gift Card


Thanks for your dedication & outstanding work.

Referral Program
Receive a $75 check when you refer a child care center or shelter who successfully enroll with Apples & Oranges Corp Youth Food & Nutrition Program.

Congrats to: 
KIds N Heart 
My King Kids Academy

Lighthouse Academy

Thanks for the Referrals.

Civil Rights is a required training and must be completed before enrolling in the Food & Nutrition Program



Apples & Oranges does not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, age, sex, disability, or national origin. If you believe you have been discriminated against, please contact:


U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(866) 632-9992

Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442 

Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

Nutrition Mandatory Annual Training



2021 Mandatory Training will be different this year.

We have moved the training dates and will now provide 4 different trainings specifically for different positions.


These trainings will be separated this year to provide more clarity for each position while participating in the food program. 


We have invited a trainer from Kid Kare to come

conduct the training regarding Kid Kare Systems. We will start the new software program with Kid Kare on October 1st, 2021. All Centers will move from Minute Menu to Kid Kare. Minute Menu has merged with Kid Kare. Be sure to attend, it is manadatory. 

           September 11th, 2021


                Training Location

            Ideal Day Care & Learning Center

                     1000 E. Red Bird Lane 

                          Dallas, TX 75241

      In Person Training: Directors/Owners


          Teachers Training Only 


                 September 18th, 2021


          2nd Training: VIA ZOOM Cooks Only

                            2PM - 3PM 


                       Make up training

                (If you miss in person training)


                See the Training Instructions:

  • Bring a Laptop for in person training

  • Limited 2 Staff per center for Directors/Owner Training

  • 1 Teacher for Teachers Training per center

  • MUST participate in training to remain active

  • MUST wear mask for in person training 

  • If fully vaccinated no mask is required


Video Conference
            Keeping You Informed
Healthy Morning
          Annual Child Enrollment

          New Online Electronic Program Coming                    October 1st, 2021 with Kid Kare.

      We are going Paperless with E-Forms



                   Stay in the Know


                        Train like a  PRO!

    Create a Food Buying Guide Account


       KEY FOCUS



  •         New Meal Pattern Charts

  •         Meal Production Records

  •         Snacks, Cereal, Yogurt,

  •         Whole Grains