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      California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division

      Administers the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Child Nutrition Programs and the Food Distribution Program in California.

      The Nutrition Services Division is part of the Student Support & Special Services Branch.

       

      Featured Resource: Nutrition Education Resource Guide

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      Resources and information related to child nutrition, nutrition education, food distribution programs, and the Child Nutrition and Physical Activity Advisory Council.

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      Background, bylaws, member information, meeting agendas, and meeting minutes for the Child Nutrition Advisory Council (CNAC).

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      Professional development and standards in nutrition, nutrition education, and food service management.

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      Child nutrition programs data and statistics, including county profiles, free and reduced price data, school meal nutrition analysis, and summer meal service sites.

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