The USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program is a Win,
Providers Choice is the largest sponsor of the USDA
Food Program in the U.S. Since 1985 Providers Choice (PCI) has been
known for its:
Providers and Centers who choose us as their Food Program
You feed your children healthy meals. Make sure your
child care provider does too. Use our Search for Child Care in
MN below to find providers who participate on the Food Program.
Providers Choice can also help with:
Twist & Sprout is a program of Providers Choice that
is cultivating healthier child care by building the skills of child
care providers, providing resources and engaging parents. Core components
of Twist & Sprout include:
"Providers Choice is truly a quality sponsor. On the home visits, the children enjoy receiving the temporary tattoos and books that help teach them more about good nutrition. I have been with PCI for nine years and I appreciate all the benefits this sponsor offers."
- Erin D.
"Hastings Child Development Center proudly works with Providers Choice for our Food Program participation! Besides the financial support to provide healthier meals, Providers Choice benefits us with support, staff assistance and training during monitoring visits. Working with PCI also helps ensure our paperwork is correct and up-to-date. Being part of the Food Program is worry and hassle free!"
- Robin Siebenaler, Owner and Center Director
"Choosing a child care provider who participates on the Child Care Food Program was important to me because I could be assured that my children were being served healthy meals throughout the day which support our own values."
- Jenny M.
"The people of Providers Choice are friendly and easy to work with. I always feel at ease when I have any questions. I never feel like I'm bothering anyone with my questions."
- Amanda P.
"The Food Program and Providers Choice enable us to provide well-balanced meals to the children in our centers. The tools Providers Choice provides us enables us to be part of the Food Program without an excess amount of work."
- Brandy Scroga-Coons, Regional Director, Creative Kids Academy
"I work hard to feed my children healthy at home and wanted a child care provider that did too. That's why one of the first questions I asked when interviewing potential child care providers was "Are you on the Food Program?"
- Chris T.
"I feel so professional doing my menus using Minute Menu Kids Pro software and I love the accounting program too!"
- Tammy B.
"My child care provider is teaching my daughter many important things and learning about healthy eating should be one of them. Knowing my provider is on the Food Program assured me that my daughter would be offered fruits and veggies on a regular basis."
- Rachel MB.
"I frequently use the craft ideas and recipes in the Providers Voice newsletter and the online resources. My kids like the cute, easy ideas."
- Marilyn J.
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