Who Are We?
Georgia Nutritional Services, Inc?
Georgia Nutritional Services, Inc (GNSI) is a licensed 501(c)3 non-profit sponsorship for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). CACFP is a federally funded nutrition reimbursement program that is often referred to as the “Food Program.” Georgia Nutritional Services administers the CACFP and disperses those funds to hundreds of clients who are licensed Daycare Home Providers, Child Daycare Centers, Adult Daycare Centers, At-Risk and Summer Food Service (SFSP) Programs.
Georgia Nutritional Services’ Executive Director, Mrs. Deborah Wilson has over 20 years of experience working with child programs and has been in business as a CACFP sponsor since 1996. Under her directive, guided by her passion for the cause and with an outstanding and committed team, GNSI exists to improve and maintain the health and nutritional status of children and adults by promoting the development of good eating habits for participants enrolled in their clients’ facilities.
Georgia Nutritional Services’ goal is to help daycare home providers, adult and child care facilities and At-Risk programs understand the importance of child nutrition during the developmental stages of life.
We are our clients’ advocate in providing guidance and oversight of their participation in CACFP by:
In the state of Georgia, CACFP federal funds are administered by Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL): Bright from the Start (BFTS). Our clients are reimbursed monthly for the nutritional meals served to their participants that meet federal nutritional guidelines. Child care facilities receive reimbursement for up to two meals and a snack or two snacks and a meal, per child per day.
Who is eligible?
Non-Profit organizations are automatically eligible and must have tax exempt status under IRS Code 501(c)3. For-Profit organizations may participate if 25% or more of enrolled children (or licensed capacity) receive Title XX funds (DFCS for 69/77/Maximus) or are classified as Category I on Pre-K roster. For-Profit organizations may also participate if 25% of enrolled children or licensed capacity, or whichever is less, are eligible for free and reduced price meals. CONTACT our office for full disclosure of Eligibility
The basic requirements to receive reimbursement for the CACFP are:
• Follow USDA, Bright from the Start, and GNSI policies and procedures.
• Prepare and serve meals that meet USDA Meal Pattern
• Record accurately the number of children you serve meals to daily
• Maintain health and sanitation requirements so the food you serve will
• Follow record keeping requirements and rules of the program.
• Promote the safety and well-being of the children in your care.
The purpose of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is simple. Georgia Nutritional Services, Inc and their staff are here to ensure daycare facilities are serving balance nutritious meals to children/adults in their care, and to help develop sound and nutritious eating habits.
Working with GNSI and Bright from The Start provides your facility with an added value that can be passed on to the children and parents of your center!
The daycare facility may be reimbursed for approved meal patterns up to
1. 2 meals and 1 snack or
2. 2 snacks and 1 meal
per child enrolled per day!
883 Commerce Dr, Suite 102 Conyers, GA 30094