Connect with Us

If you’re looking to connect with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)'s nutrition program staff, you’ve come to the right place! There are three key ways MDE communicates with nutrition program sponsors:

  1. Nutrition Program Bulletin
  2. Cyber-Linked Interactive Child Nutrition System (CLiCS)
  3. Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) email and phone line
See below for more details on these three communication methods.

Nutrition Program Bulletin

The Nutrition Program Bulletin, formerly known as the Listserv, are emails sent by MDE on the first and third Mondays of each month, with important nutrition program updates. Special bulletin updates are also sent out for time-sensitive or urgent updates.

Subscribe to the Nutrition Program Bulletin
Enter your email and contact information to receive the nutrition program bulletin emails. Each nutrition program sponsor must have at least one staff person subscribed to updates.

View Nutrition Program Bulletin Archive

This online archive of past bulletins goes back to December 2017, and is updated with each new bulletin we send. 

Cyber-Linked Interactive Child Nutrition System (CLiCS)

MDE uses CLiCS to administer essential nutrition program activities, such as collecting annual sponsor program agreements, program applications, claims for reimbursement, verification, direct certification, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) foods activities.

Each nutrition program sponsor must have up-to-date contact information for their sponsor and food service contact. While you may grant limited access to CLiCS for third party vendors, they should not serve as your program contact. Update your contact info using the form below.

Login to CLiCS

CLiCS User ID Request Form – 7/15/19
Use this form to request access to or update your contact information in CLiCS.

FNS Customer Service Form and Phone Line

General questions can be submitted through the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Customer Service Form. You may also call the FNS main customer support line at 651-582-8526, or 800-366-8922 (toll free, Minnesota only).