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School Nutrition Programs Reference Guide

The Washington School Nutrition Programs Reference Guide provides information on program requirements and links to helpful resources. Program guidance and updates are provided on an ongoing basis through email correspondence and OSPI Bulletins. Contact program staff to receive email notices.

Organizations interested in participating in school meal programs can visit the New Sponsors page.

Program Requirements Chart


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

School Nutrition Programs

Program Supervisor
Wendy Barkley, 360-725-6220

Administrative Support
VACANT, 360-725-6203

Program Specialists
Chuck Ziara, 360-725-6222

Debra Calhoun, 509-323-2751

Kari Lund, 425-776-2955

Katie Mettler, 425-917-7924

Lisa Jekel, 360-725-4957

Pam Mahre, 509-575-2412

NSLP Specialist Assigned Territories


   Updated 3/9/2018

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