To assist you with information related to operating a Child Nutrition Program, please select from the list of web sites listed below.


Leland School District wins FUTP60 Grant

School Grants for Healthy Kids Awards

Grants for School Gardens

Revised Nutrition Standards on Frozen Fruit Products

Central Valley Meat Investigation (August-2012)

Materials for Limited English Proficient Households (August-2012)

Preventing Overt Identification of Children Certified for Free or Reduced Price School Meals (August-2012)

Below you will find links to the August 2012 version of the Eligibility Manual for School Meals, along with a policy memorandum detailing the major changes.  This version replaces the October 2011 version and incorporates clarifications requested by State agencies and FNS regional offices, as well as applicable guidance issued since the last revision.  Major changes are highlighted throughout the manual.
SP 46-2012 Revised Edition of Eligibility Manual for School Meals (USDA Memo)
Eligibility Manual for School Meals (August 2012)

Food Family Farming Foundation Grants (7-11-12)

Direct Certification Website (7-11-12)

NEW!! NFSMI Food Safety Resources (7-5-12)

Healthy Fundraising Idea

Pete Pizza elected President of School Lunch

See how Mississippi voted

SUDIA (Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc.

Expanding Breakfast: It's a proven fact that good nutrition leads to improved classroom performance, higher test scores and better behavior. Expanding Breakfast out of the cafeteria into alternative serving locations significantly increases breakfast participation and contributes to the overall revenue of a successful child nutrition program. Let us work with you to implement a successful breakfast program in your district. Southeast Dairy Association is offering $500 grants to schools starting breakfast in the classroom, grab and go breakfast, or breakfast after first period. Contact Greta Heru 888-629-2104 or

Wellness Activation Kit: The National Dairy Council and your local Dairy Council have teamed up with the National Football League to lead the revolution for healthier kids! We're giving you all the tools you need to win - we've reserved a free Wellness Activation Kit for your school. This kit will help your students make positive changes when it comes to their eating and exercise habits. It will also help your school achieve its wellness goals.

Nutrition Expedition Programs are standard-based nutrition education programs for 2nd and 4th grade classrooms. They provide a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching healthful eating habits and keep kids moving with fun physical activities. All this at no cost to your schools! 

Fruit and Veggie Quantity Recipe Cookbook

Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT)

Discover School Breakfast Toolkit

National Dairy Council

My Pyramid

Financial Management Course offered

Food Safety - USDA

The Food Allergy Network

American Food Service Association

National Food Service Management Institute

Food and Drug Administration

Your First Click to the US Government

Your Guide to Nutrition and Health information on Government sites

School Health Index (SHI) - The SHI is a self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs. It's easy to use and completely confidential.

HealthierUS School Challenge

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