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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: Update: School Meals Programs Not Closed - April 1, 2020


NEW: STATE WAIVER REQUEST – Area Eligibility - 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.


SFSP Application Instructions During Unanticipated School Closures


Update to SFA's School Meals During Closure Update - March 17, 2020


Unanticipated School Closure Q & A


SFA Agreement Addendum


Unanticipated School Closure Form A


NEW: Unanticipated School Closure Form A CHECKLIST


Unanticipated School Closure Form B


NEW: Unanticipated School Closures Form B CHECKLIST


SFSP Meal Count Sheet - PRINTABLE


SFSP Production Record - PRINTABLE


The link below is to an interactive map that identifies areas that qualify as summer food sites through census data:

Summer Food Mapper


Coronavirus School Closure Update - March 15, 2020


Coronavirus School Closure Meals Announcement - March 14, 2020


Public Notice of Waiver Request - Child Nutrition Program Meal Service during Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks


STATE WAIVER REQUEST – Meal Service Time Restrictions


STATE WAIVER REQUEST – Sponsor Monitoring


Non-Discrimination Statement