Posted: Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:30pm Updated: Thu, 03/21/2019 - 8:27am

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Program Mission

All U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs sponsoring agencies shall comply with civil rights laws and regulations, such as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability), Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (age), American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (disability).

USDA requires any program receiving federal financial assistance to provide training to its staff on civil rights. Civil rights regulations are intended to assure that benefits of the Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) are made available to all eligible persons. Training is required so people involved in all levels of program administration understand civil rights related laws, regulations, procedures and directives.

Annual Training 


Child and Adult Care Food Program
School Nutrition Program
SFP Training

Training Tools

Full & Short Nondiscrimination Statements

Complaint Procedure, Forms and Log

Limited English Proficiency (LEP)


Other Resources

Special Dietary Needs