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.
Child Nutrition program reports can be found on the Reports page.
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).