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Child Nutrition

Program Application and Requirements

Civil Rights

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
What is Community Eligibility

Who may participate in Community Eligibility

The application deadline has been extended to August 31, 2014
How to apply for Community Eligibility

Program Application
Local educational agencies participating or wishing to participate in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Program must complete a new or renewal application packet every year. An OSPI Bulletin is issued yearly with accompanying instructions and attachments.

School Meals Administrative Review
The United States Department of Agriculture now requires a three year administrative review process. The School Meals Administrative Review is a new process which will be conducted in each Local Education Agency once in a three year cycle. This process replaces the Coordinated Review Effort (CRE). The three year review schedule and USDA guidance on the new process is posted below. The schedule may be subject to change at any time.

LEA Request for Milk Substitution

Special Dietary Needs and Food Allergy

Smart Snacks in Schools (Competitive Foods)
OSPI Child Nutrition will continue to provide guidance and resources to LEAs, including a statewide policy addressing fundraisers.

School Food Safety

Wellness Policy


School Nutrition Programs

Program Supervisor
Wendy Barkley, (360) 725-6220

Administrative Support
Kathleen Wilcox, (360) 725-6203

Program Specialist
Angela Ruiz, (360) 725-6212
Debra Calhoun, (509) 323-2751
Kari Lund, (425) 776-2955
Linsey LaPlant, (425) 917-7923
Pam Mahre, (509) 575-2412
Chuck Ziara, (253) 583-8810
Melissa Hill, (360) 725-4950
Lisa Jekel, (360) 725-4957

Map of NSLP Sponsors and Assigned Specialists


Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  (360) 725-6000  TTY (360) 664-3631
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