WY Department of Education Covers Healthy Meals at Childcare Centers | Big Horn Basin Media

WY Department of Education Covers Healthy Meals at Childcare Centers

Written by on December 1, 2020

Once again, the Wyoming Department of Education is ensuring our kids are eating healthier by picking up the tab.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program is designed to teach kids the importance of balanced diets and healthy eating habits. To accomplish this, they are incentivizing child-care centers to serve more healthy foods for meals and snacks.

If a participating organization serves a healthy meal to children 12 years and younger at their facility, they will be reimbursed thru the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

There are a few stipulations – the same meals must be made available to all enrolled children at no separate charge regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. There is no discrimination during meal service.

There are numerous participating organizations in the counties throughout the Bighorn Basin:

Big Horn

  • Absaroka Head Start/Basin Head Start.
  • Absaroka Head Start/Lovell Head Start.
  • Shooting Star Academy.

Hot Springs

  •  Absaroka Head Start/Thermopolis Head Start.


  • Northwest College Child Care Center.
  • The Learning Garden.
  • Winsor Castle Daycare & Preschool.
  • Absaroka Head Start/ Powell Head Start.
  • Absaroka Head Start/Cody Head Start.
  • A Little Paradise.
  • The Crane Academy.
  • True North Academy.


  • Absaroka Head Start/Worland Head Start.

For more information, contact Tamra Jackson, Wyoming Department of Education Nutrition Section at 307-777-6263 or tamra.jackson@wyo.gov.


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