School Nutrition Programs

The School Nutrition Programs are federally assisted nutrition programs that operate in public, nonpublic and residential child care institutions in Minnesota. The United States 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:
Minnesota Department of Education resources to assist you in operating School Nutrition Programs are listed by content area on the left side of the webpage. On the right side of each webpage you will find links to external resources. The main content areas include:

USDA requires compliance with civil rights regulations, including non-discrimination of program participants. Find additional information on the Civil Rights webpage.

Sponsors receive regular communication and access to important program information via the Food and Nutrition Service Listserv and the Cyber-Linked Interactive Child Nutrition System (CLiCS). See the bottom of this page for the Listserv Subscribe/Unsubscribe Form and the CLiCS User ID Request Form.
Program Regulations
Current program regulations, in the federal Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), are available on the U.S. Government Printing Office website:

State Statutes
State statutes related to School Nutrition Programs.
  •  - 9/24/18
    This chart provides a calendar view of important dates and task School Nutrition Program sponsors must complete annually.
  • CLiCS User ID Request Form - 5/21/18
    Use this form to request organization staff to have access to submit claims and manage the online application.