Oct. 2, 2012
-- The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Sponsors Association has appointed Debra Joan Ghia, Vice President of CACFP at Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers (LVCC), to a three-year term on its national Board of Directors.
CACFP is a federally funded program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture. The purpose of the program is to ensure that children and adults receive nutritious, well-balanced meals in nonresidential care facilities. Each day in the United States, 3.2 million children receive nutritious meals and snacks through CACFP.
Ms. Ghia has over 20 years of experience leading Pennsylvania’
s northeastern and southeastern region of CACFP. Establishing Pennsylvania’
s CACFP Association in 2007, Ms. Ghia has been President since 2008. She previously served as a Board member for the national CACFP Sponsors Association from 1996-1999.
LVCC serves as a sponsor for CACFP in child care settings across northeastern and southeastern Pennsylvania. By training and monitoring child care providers in 21 counties, the goal is to improve the diet of children ages birth to 12 years of age.
A not-for-profit organization serving the Lehigh Valley for 40 years, Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers (LVCC) provides high quality early education and childcare to promote healthy child development, meet the needs of families and encourage children to discover the joy of learning at 20 locations throughout the Lehigh Valley. For more information, visit www.LVCConline.org.