Who we are

Who We Are

Partners in Quality Care/Partners in Nutrition is a nonprofit organization that supports programs caring for youth and seniors in our community. We are a USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsor with years of knowledge guiding child care centers and family child care programs through the CACFP process. Our team offers consulting, training, compliance monitoring, and additional resources to help these programs succeed in feeding nutritious meals to low-income children and adults. We have been funded by Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), Department of Human Services (DHS), MN Department of Health (MDH), Blue Cross Blue Shield Center for Prevention and Second Harvest Heartland. 

Our mission is to pursue health equity by providing resources and support to programs that serve households experiencing food insecurity, and to do so with cultural humility. We will continue to actively disrupt the systemic inequity in pursuit of high-quality care and food program educational opportunities for all.

Our Services Include:

CACFP Assistance
Our multi-lingual team members help child care centers with low-income families apply for the CACFP, as well as train center leaders and employees on how to perform daily tasks under the program to meet its standards.

Quality Improvement Consulting
We provide consulting services to help early childhood programs improve and maintain the quality standards put in place by the Minnesota Department of Education and various accreditation organizations.

Professional Development Aid
Our team holds in-person and web-based seminars for early childhood programs to ensure they are meeting all state training requirements under the Minnesota Center for Professional Development.

Contact Us Today!

If your child care center, adult daycare, senior center, or volunteer organization is in need of food reimbursement assistance, guidance, and training, contact us today at 651.925.9344. Our dedicated team can help you navigate all the paperwork and processes of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program, as well as improve your center’s overall quality standards.