Child Nutrition Resources



Child and Adult Care Food Program

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Farm to School

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Food Service 

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For Kids

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Technical Assistance

The business of child nutrition can be difficult but is manageable. With the proper training and technical assistance, a difficult task can be a snap. Area Consultants from the State Department of Education can assist nutrition personnel in running a more efficient and effective child nutrition program by providing free technical assistance and training.

Public schools and child care establishments participating in child nutrition programs are assigned a consultant who specializes in helping nutrition personnel understand federal regulations.

Areas of Assistance

  • Interpret program regulations to board members, administrators, and food service personnel.
  • Advise program participants concerning the selection, arrangement, use, and care of kitchen equipment.
  • Review revenue and expenditures to determine the financial status of the CNP.
  • Evaluate the nutritional quality of meals provided and instruct program participants on creative ways to provide fun, healthy, and nutritious meals.
  • Help reduce labor and meal costs.
  • Provide training for the school staff on food preparation and purchasing.
  • Reduce paperwork and receive faster reimbursement.
  • Assist with the completion of verification forms, severe need breakfast forms, free and reduced-price applications, nutrient analysis, and other required document.

If you would like to find out more about the services provided by area consultants or would like assistance, you may contact Child Nutrition Programs or your Area Consultant.

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Wellness Policy 

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Nutrition Education

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Cooking for Kids

Cooking for Kids is a comprehensive training program that provides the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to support school food authorities in effectively implementing revised meal pattern requirements and changing the landscape of school nutrition in Oklahoma.

OSDE Training

  • Training for Civil Rights and School Staff can be found on the CARS Website in "Other Documents
  • Training for Civil Rights and CACFP Staff can be found on the CACFP Website in the  "Resource Library"


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law 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 or funded 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 of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed 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: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or 


3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



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Last updated on August 16, 2021