SDE: Child Nutrition Programs

Child Nutrition Programs




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The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) supports nutrition programs in a wide variety of settings through the administration of federal grants provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA Child Nutrition Programs include the:

  • Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for child care centers, family day care homes and adult day care centers;
  • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP); and
  • school nutrition programs, which include the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), Special Milk Program (SMP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the NSLP.

Funds and regulations related to these programs are administered in collaboration with the Northeast Regional Office (NERO) of the USDA in Boston. Eligible institutions enter into written agreements with the CSDE to operate local programs that provide for the nutritional needs of those in their care.


  Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)   Online Agreements and Claiming
  School Nutrition Programs   Nutrition Education
  Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)   Child Nutrition Staff and Responsibilites
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT 06457
Telephone: 860-807-2050
Fax: 860-807-2127


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