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Office of Nutrition Programs and Services

The Office of Nutrition Programs and Services provides educational leadership, program technical assistance, federal and state funding and general services that promote and fund health, nutritional daily needs of children and adults and nutrition education for all program participants through the administration of USDA Child Nutrition Services in New Hampshire schools, institutes and summer programs.

NOTICE: As of October 1, 2013, the web claiming system for all Child Nutrition Program participants will be Please update any references you might have to the web claiming system.


USDA Child Nutrition Program

Non-Discrimination Statement - Updated October 2015 Acrobat Reader

Non-Discrimination Statement Guidance - Updated October 2015 Acrobat Reader

Non-Discrimination Statement - Spanish Version - Updated October 2015 Acrobat Reader

State Agency Administrative Review Summary

The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) amendment to the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires a unified accountability system designed to ensure that participating sponsors comply with National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) regulations. The new Administrative Review provides a comprehensive evaluation of school nutrition programs and includes both Critical and General Areas of Review. Also included in the review are the new HHFKA program requirements and other federal programs.

NH Administrative Review Summaries by SAU/RA

If you are a new user you must create an account before filling out the Program Authorization Form, click on: and follow the instructions.

Program Authorization Form Word document


Wellness & Learning Conference 2019
August 13 & 14, 2019

All of the information you need to know is found on the registration site. Please click on the registration link below to send in your registration.

We look forward to seeing you!!

Harvest of the Month Preschool Toolkit

Training Opportunity through the UNH Cooperative Extension

Welcome to Put Child Care Wellness in Writing. This 1.5 hour training provides information and strategies for anyone involved in the development of child care wellness policies. You'll learn about the elements that are required to be included in wellness policies and explore many best practices that can help you create a school wellness policy that supports students' health, growth, learning, and the development of lifelong healthy behaviors. The Link to use is

​Please Contact the following should you have any questions:

Lisa Richards, MS, RD, Nutrition Consultant, UNH Cooperative Extension

Child Nutrition Programs

After School Snack Program (ASP)
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP)
National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Special Milk Program (SMP)
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Civil Rights

Civil Rights Sub Recipient (SAU/Sponsor) Complaint Procedure Acrobat Reader



Civil Rights Training,
USDA training - September 2018

Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in School Meals Programs, August 9, 2017PowerPoint

Civil Rights Compliance - How to Meet the Requirements (USDA presentation May 2017) Acrobat Reader

Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement - Nutrition Programs and Activities (113-1) Acrobat Reader

The purpose of this Instruction is to establish and convey policy and provide guidance and direction to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and its recipients and customers, and ensure compliance with and enforcement of the prohibition discrimination in all FNS nutrition programs and activities, whether federally funded in whole or not.


60 Day Late Claim Procedure Acrobat Reader


60 Day Claim Submission & 90 Day Reporting Requirements for Child Nutrition Programs Memo Acrobat Reader


Guidance for Local & State Agencies on 60 Day Claim Submission & 90 Day Reporting Requirements for Child Nutrition Programs Acrobat Reader


60 Day Corrective Action PowerPoint Presentation PowerPoint


Writing a Comprehensive Corrective Action Plan PowerPoint

USDA Child Nutrition Programs
Meal Pattern Requirements Chart -
Effective October 1, 2017

The Chart is based on the updated CACFP Meal Patterns and the updated pre-school meal patterns in the School Meals Program. The chart only addresses meals served to children ages 1 year and older as well as adults.

Meal Pattern Comparison – NSLP and CACFP October 2017 Acrobat Reader

EXHIBIT A: Grain Requirement for Child Nutrition Programs Word document

Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs - Procurement Guide Acrobat Reader
USDA - March 2014

This resource is designed to guide schools in identifying and procuring locally grown and produced food for school nutrition programs. It includes many details vital to a successful, open, fair, and competitive process. The goal of this guide is to illustrate the many opportunities schools have to buy local products.

Procurement & Financial Webinar YouTube Trainings


Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) Equipment Approval List

Special Dietary Needs Resources
Childhood Obesity in New Hampshire Report Acrobat Reader

NH Department of Health and Human Services Healthy Schools

Direct Certification Access Procedures Wednesday's Wisdom

The first Wednesday of the month, the Bureau of Nutrition Programs and Services will be issuing an advisory for Child Nutrition Program entities.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 Resources Acrobat Reader
Disaster Feeding Frequently Asked Questions Acrobat Reader Recalls

Fruit and Veggie Quantity Cookbook, Revised Edition

Tasty healthy recipes are one way to bring healthy foods into schools, worksites, child care settings, hospitals, municipalities and your home. All recipes in this cookbook are USDA approved and can be used in the National School Lunch program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Summer Food Service Program.

Recipes serve 25 - 100 with family-size recipes in the appendix.

What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl!

This new interactive tool is designed to help consumers, school nutrition professionals, child care centers, and community leaders find nutritious and budget-friendly recipes. The website includes household recipes scaled for families as well as quantity recipes for schools and child care centers. More than 400 of the large quantity recipes have been standardized by USDA and include information on how the recipe contributes toward the updated meal pattern requirements for school food service.

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act - Reauthorization Act of 2010

Please review frequently as this will be an important method to share information.

How to Get Food Help Booklet Acrobat Reader

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has many programs to help people get food. We want you to know what help there is.

Food Service Management Companies USDA News Flash

Office Staff Listing
Driving Directions to the Department of Education

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights las and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint or discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form. (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter address to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: US Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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