Nutritional Excellence Awards

Enter to Win $250 for your program!

In partnership with Peach State Health Plan, Quality Care for Children (QCC) wants to recognize Georgia providers participating in the Child Care Food Program (CACFP) that have gone above and beyond in their commitment to serve nutritious meals and provide engaging learning experiences for children to form healthy habits. This year also marks the CACFP’s 50th Birthday and we invite you to celebrate with us to help bring awareness to this critical program.

In May, QCC and Peach State Health Plan will be giving away 5 prize packages that include $250 and a Peach State swag bag to child care programs in Georgia.  Below are several ways that you can win a prize package for your program and get state-wide recognition! All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, May 8th. Only programs sponsored by QCC can enter. Programs can enter multiple times and for all three categories, but can only receive one prize per program.

Above & Beyond Awards (tWO $250 prizes awarded)

Provide 3 pictures and tell us in less than 5 sentences how your program has gone Above & Beyond to provide nutritious meals and education to the children in your care. Examples might include:

  • nutrition/cooking activities
  • family engagement events
  • farm to ECE initiatives
  • cook training and support
  • delicious (and beautiful) meals
  • scratch cooking
  • local fruits and produce
  • educational and edible gardens

CACFP 50th Birthday (two $250 prizes awarded)

Show your love for the CACFP program by helping us celebrate its 50th birthday! Simply upload a picture or video of your program celebrating. Celebration ideas might include:

  • 50th birthday artwork
  • A birthday “cake” made from fruits/vegetables
  • Group picture with a birthday sign
  • Sing happy birthday with children and staff

CACFP Facebook Giveaway! (one $250 prize awarded)

And another easy chance to win! All you have to do is like this post on Facebook, comment 1 thing you love about the CACFP (or working with QCC), and then share it. That’s it! We will randomly select one lucky provider to win a prize package. You must like, comment, AND share to be entered to win!

Peach State Health Plan provides health care services to families through the PeachCare for Kids® Program which includes:

  • Free Boys & Girls Club Memberships for members age 6-18 at participating clubs.
  • Free Transportation for doctor’s appointments, pharmacy visits and non-urgent care.
  • Free Dental and Vision Services
  • Peach Pays Wellness Rewards that pays eligible members up to $290 in gift and incentive cards just for staying on top of their preventive care.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.