Child Nutrition Program
Child Nutrition 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:
- National School Lunch and Breakfast Program
- Child and Adult Care Food Program
- Summer Food Service Program
- Special Milk Program
- Food Distribution
- Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
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.
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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.