School Nutrition Programs
School Nutrition Program Regulations and Policies
The School Nutrition Programs are federally assisted nutrition programs that operate in public, nonpublic and residential child care institutions in Minnesota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides funding and regulatory oversight to state agencies that administer the programs to eligible schools. Program options are listed below, including links to USDA program information and federal and state regulatory citations:
- The National School Lunch Program (7 CFR 210, 7 CFR 245, Minnesota Statutes § 124D.111-124D.1195)
- School Breakfast Program (7 CFR 220)
- Afterschool Snacks and At-Risk Afterschool Meal Programs (7 CFR 210 and 7 CFR 226)
- Special Milk Program and Kindergarten Milk Program (7 CFR 215 and Minnesota Statutes § 124D.118)
- Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (7 CFR 210)
USDA requires compliance with civil rights regulations, including nondiscrimination of program participants. Find additional information on the Civil Rights webpage.
Sponsors receive regular communication and access to important program information via the Nutrition Program Bulletin and the Cyber-Linked Interactive Child Nutrition System (CLiCS). Complete the CLiCS User ID Request Form to request or delete user ID and passwords for online access to CLiCS.
Current program regulations, in the federal Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), are available on the U.S. Government Printing Office website:
State statutes related to School Nutrition Programs: