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Child Nutrition

The Office of Child Nutrition is the administrator of eight programs under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). This office provides leadership, guidance, training and technical assistance for local school districts, daycare centers, head start centers and Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCI’s). It is our goal to enhance each School Food service Administrator and cafeteria staff with the ability to provide quality child nutrition to all Mississippi students.

School Food Authorities (SFAs) and other participating organizations serving individuals who are not fluent in the English language may contact the Office of Child Nutrition via email ( for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) assistance.


New USDA Waivers and Extensions

What's New

CDC (COVID-19) Guidelines


Serving Meals Safely and Social Distancing


Non-Discrimination Statement