Office of School and Community Nutrition

Posted: Wed, 06/15/2011 - 9:27am Updated: Wed, 01/21/2015 - 8:54am
The Division of School and Community Nutrition Programs is the administering State Agency in Indiana for the United States Department of Agriculture's Child Nutrition Programs. Among other programs these include: The National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Programs.

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Headlines and Announcements

National School Lunch Sponsoring Organizations

The Indiana Department of Education, Division of School and Community Nutrition Programs announces the 2014 NSLP Equipment Grant.  Indiana is receiving  $767,685 in funding from USDA through the 2014 Agriculture Appropriations Act.  Using these funds, Indiana will competitively award individual grants to Indiana schools to purchase equipment to serve healthier meals, meet updated meal patterns, with emphasis on more fruits and vegetables in school meals, improve food safety, and expand access.  For complete information on the grant opportunity, and application guidance see the following resources:

  • 2014 Equipment Assistance Grant Description-This grant announcement document contains complete information on the grant opportunity.  This document explains the criteria that we will use in selecting awards.
  • 2014 Equipment Assistance Grant Planning Worksheet Template-Use this document to plan your application submission.  This EXCEL template allows you to compile the information that you will need to complete the online application (see #3 immediately below.)  DO NOT MAIL THIS document to the State Agency.  It is for your use and records only. 
  • 2014 Equipment Assistance Grant Application-This is the actual ONLINE Grant Application.  You MUST enter your grant application here to be considered for funding.  The online form does NOT allow saving of a partially completed application so you will have to enter all the information in one session.  For this reason we supply you with the template (see #2 above) to compile and organize your responses.  Please note that applications are due by December 31, 2014.

This funding opportunity is very similar to the previous Stimulus Equipment Grant in 2009 and the 2010 NSLP Equipment Grant.  Preference will generally be given to schools and corporations that DID NOT receive grants in those two previous initiatives.  We anticipate giving between 40 and 50 grants, with a maximum of $20,000 per award.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 School Food Service Employee of the Year.  

Click here for information on how to nominate a deserving school food service employee.

Programs and Resources

School Nutrition Programs

Child and Adult Care Food Program

Summer Food Service Program

Food Distribution Program

SCN Training and Education Page

Other Resources

Free And Reduced Price Data

Public Contact Lists

General Program Information

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Maggie Boyce (317) 232-0851
Claims, Audits, Financial Statements Tina Herzog (317) 232-0872
Food Distribution - Deliveries or Scheduling John Moreland (317) 232-0548
Food Distribution - all other inquiries Linda Smith (317) 232-0859
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Allie Caito-Sipe (317) 232-0849
Procurement Tina Herzog (317) 232-0872
School Nutrition Programs (SNP, NSLP, SBP) Allie Caito-Sipe (317) 232-0849
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Tina Skinner (317) 232-0858
Team Nutrition or Special Dietary Needs Beth Foland (317) 232-0870

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Staff Directory

Name Position Email Phone
Garner, Claudia School Nutrition Field Specialist (317) 771-9194
Haney, Elaine Child and Adult Care Food Program Field Specialist (317) 771-9187
Hartmann, Suzette School Meals Initiative Specialist (317) 232-0868
Herzog, Christina Child Nutrition Operations Specialist (317) 232-0872
Kenworthy, Sarah School Nutrition Programs Coordinator (317) 232-0857
Markle, Carol Child and Adult Care Food Program Coordinator (317) 232-0873
McNutt-Moore, Cheryl Child Nutrition Operations Specialist (317) 234-2516
Moore, Elaine Support Specialist (317) 234-4528
Moreland, John School Food Distribution Program Specialist (317) 232-0548
Pentzer, Gretchen Field Specialist (317) 232-0875