Health & Nutrition Program-Family Day Homes

Rickeya Smith

Health & Nutrition Program- Family Day Homes
Rickeya Smith
(757) 397-2984

Rickeya Smith is the coordinator for Children’s Harbor’s Health & Nutrition program. With over 10 years of experience in all things food, health, and nutrition, she brings a zest for learning, teaching, and assisting in shaping children to lead healthy, happy, and full lives. A graduate of Howard University, Rickeya believes in making food, health, and nutrition fun, easily relatable, and accessible to all.

Children’s Harbor Health & Nutrition Program (CHHN) serves as a sponsoring organization for the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program, or CACFP. We provide monetary reimbursements for family day home providers across the Hampton Roads area that serve healthy meals and snacks in their home. Benefits of joining CACFP with Children’s Harbor Health and Nutrition include:

  • Monthly CACFP food program reimbursements for participating family day home providers
  • Fun, educational curriculum centered around health and nutrition
  • Nutrition and food safety training for family day home providers
  • And so much more

In order to qualify, you must be state licensed, voluntarily registered by the state of Virginia, a subsidy vendor with the state of Virginia, or certified by the United States military to provide day care services in your home. Please contact Rickeya Smith, USDA Coordinator, at rickeya@childrensharbor.cc or call (757) 397-2984 for more information about obtaining approval to participate.

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