assists school districts and other institutions in providing quality nutrition programs that promote life-long healthful living while providing nutritious meals each day that prepare children for learning.
Child Nutrition Services strives to:
- Provide leadership for the Child Nutrition meal programs through advocacy, assistance, and administration.
- Administer the Child Nutrition programs by assisting program sponsors and managing the program resources for the benefit of recipients.
- Advocate for good nutrition by incorporating nutrition education in all phases of services.
- Provide nutrition and physical activity resources for educators, students and parents.
Child Nutrition Services administers United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services Child Nutrition Programs.
These programs include:
The Washington State Child Nutrition Programs booklet provides program history, highlights and statistics specific to Washington State.
Percentage of Students eligible for Free and Reduced-Meals
The percent of free and reduced priced students that are eligible for meal benefits by district and/or school.
Number of students participating in School Meals by category (free/reduced price/paid) and meal type (breakfast/lunch/snacks)
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).