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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.

**Testing and Vaccine** 08/09/2021 New COVID Testing and Vaccination Dates and Times! Gilchrist County COVID testing will take place on Friday's at 8:30am at the Southside Park in Trenton. Click the link below for the testing schedule that will be in effect as of Monday, August 9, 2021. If there is an urgent need for testing outside of these times, just call your Health Department and ask to speak to a COVID Team Member to assist you.

**Vaccine Appointments** 04/8/2021 1:00 PM - The Florida Department of Health in Gilchrist County is now scheduling appointments for next week’s drive thru event. Individuals 18 years of age and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine. Scheduling will continue until vaccine allotments are depleted. Residents are encouraged to be patient as phone lines may be busy and scheduling will start and stop as allotments change from week to week. The most up to date information will be posted at Individuals may also contact the Health Department at 352-463-3120.

**Second Dose Scheduling** 1/25/2021 3:30 p.m. - Beginning January 25, 2021, the Department will be contacting individuals who received their initial vaccine at the Gilchrist County Health Department and are due for a second dose. Individuals will be contacted prior to their due date and this procedure will continue on a weekly basis as vaccine supplies permit. Citizens requiring the second dose do not need to contact the Health Department to schedule their vaccine. The most up to date information on vaccine and testing can be found at . For the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccine activity in Florida, visit

Updated Testing Schedule (PDF, 190kB)