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 childcare 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 for 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 documents.

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 Regional Program Specialist.

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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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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Last updated on January 3, 2024