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School Programs is the unit within Wellness and Nutrition Services that oversees the following United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs; National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), After School Snack Program (ASSP), Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), Food Distribution Program (FDP) and the Special Milk Program (SMP) in addition to other local and federal nutrition programs. These programs serve to improve the health of our children by providing nutritious meals and milk in schools. The School Programs team Mission is to provide food and nutrition services to all children and families in the District of Columbia using technology and resources so that all may be provided with healthy, well balanced, nutritious meals. Our Vision is to aid families and students, ensuring that each child receives a nutritious meal every day and no one go hungry. If you wish to get more information on any of the programs listed above, please follow the links below:
- National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
- School Breakfast Programs (SBP)
- After School Snack Program (ASSP)
- Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
- Food Distribution Program (FDP)
- Special Milk Program (SMP)
- Special Announcement (April 2013): Community Eligibility Option Information Seminars
Information can also be found on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) website at www.fns.usda.gov
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, institutions participating in these programs are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
If you require this information in an alternative format (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), contact the USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (Voice or TDD).
If you require information about this program, activity, or facility in a language other than English, contact the USDA agency responsible for the program or activity, or any USDA office.
To file a complaint alleging discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call, toll free, (866) 632-9992 (Voice). TDD users can contact USDA through local relay or the Federal Relay at (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Also, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act approved December 13, 1977 (DC Law 2-38; DC Official Code §2-1402.11(2006), as amended) States the following:
Pertinent section of DC Code § 2-1402.11:
It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice to do any of the following acts, wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason based upon the actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation of any individual. To file a complaint alleging discrimination on one of these bases, please contact the District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights at (202) 727-3545.