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Child Care Food Program Continues to Contribute to Child Wellness in Florida

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Since 1998, the Florida Department of Health’s Child Care Food Program (CCFP), a federally-funded program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) authorized by 7 CFR Part 226 and section 383.011, Florida Statutes, has provided nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children who are enrolled with participating child care providers. In 2020, CCFP reimbursed child care providers for serving 122,663,154 meals to approximately 250,000 Florida children each day. Throughout the years, CCFP has also guided child care providers on the best ways to serve healthy foods and promote healthy habits for life by encouraging them to teach young children about food choices.

Beginning September 1, until September 30, 2021 those who receive a COVID-19 vaccination will receive a $25 gift card. The gift cards will be available at all three Alachua County Health Department locations: Alachua East Gainesville, Alachua SW Clinic, Alachua Clinic in Alachua at the Hitchcock's plaza.

The incentive is for each COVID-19 shot. The Johnson & Johnson single shots will receive one $25 gift card. The Moderna and Pfizer shots will receive a $25 gift card for each shot, including booster shots. These incentives are for new vaccinations and are distributed after the COVID-19 vaccines are administered. Those who have already been vaccinated are not eligible.

To schedule an appointment for COVID-19 testing, vaccination, or for FAQ's call 352-334-8810.

To find out your test results for COVID-19, please wait 72 hours after your test date and call 352-334-8828 or download the healthytogether application for your smartphone.

Operators are available Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am - 5pm except on state observed holidays.

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