Child and Adult Nutrition Services

In South Dakota, the Child and Adult Nutrition Services is responsible for administering the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Services and Food Distribution Division programs. These programs furnish resources to eligible local agencies who provide food in meals or commodities to participants.

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Programs include:

Schools must be accredited in accordance with Department of Education policies, Residential Child Care Institutions must meet licensing criteria, and Day Care Homes/Centers must be registered or licensed. All local agencies annually renew the agreement and meal policy statement. Upon filing accurate and prompt claims/orders with CANS, agencies receive federal reimbursement for meals and snacks and/or commodities based on participation.

2014-15 Participating agencies 2015-16 Income Eligibility Guidelines
2015-16 CANS Calendar Free Lunch - press release
Numbered Memos Nutrition Bulletin
Percent Free/Reduced by School and Agency Oct 2013 USDA Eligibility Manual
USDA Procurement USDA Procurement Guide
Compliance Supplement
Compliance Supplement List of Changes
Compliance Supplement USDA Programs
Compliance Supplement OMB Notice
Check in With CANS
Sept. 2014 Oct. 2014 Nov. 2014
Jan. 2015 Feb. 2015 March 2015
April 2015 May 2015 June 2015
Nov. 2015
Civil Rights
Civil Rights Training Recording Civil Rights Presentation
Civil Rights Presentation Notes Justice for All Poster

Non-Discrimination 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:, 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.


For more information, contact the Child and Adult Nutrition Services office at (605) 773-3413.