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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) assistance.
NEW: Update: School Meals Programs Not Closed - April 1, 2020
NEW: Child Nutrition Program Meal Service during Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks – Area Eligibility - April 1, 2020
Update: USDA Waivers, School Closures, and Child Nutrition Funding - March 27, 2020
Listing of Schools Serving Meals During Coronavirus Closures - updated April 1, 2020 9:30 p.m.
Update to SFA's School Meals During Closure Update - March 17, 2020
The link below is to an interactive map that identifies areas that qualify as summer food sites through census data: