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.

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Child Nutrition Program Integrity
USDA CN Integrity Proposed Rule slides – 3/2016
2018-19 Income Eligibility Guidelines
2017-18 Participating agencies Numbered Memos
South Dakota Enrollment Site List October 2017 USDA Eligibility Manual
Nutrition Bulletin Free Lunch - press release
Compliance Supplement
Compliance Supplement List of Changes
Compliance Supplement USDA Programs
Compliance Supplement OMB Notice
Check in With CANS
Sept. 2018 Oct. 2018
Nov. 2017 Dec. 2017
Jan. 2018 Feb. 2018
March 2018 April 2018
May 2018
Civil Rights
Civil Rights training Dec 2015 Justice for All Poster
Farm to Table Resources
USDA Community Food Systems
The Dirt, Issue 23: Keep local food safe to eat (September 13, 2017)
These example templates are for educational purposes. They reflect federal and state requirements and do not cover any local requirements. Please check with your local agency before using one of these example template to ensure you follow your local procurement plan and procedures. It is important to have solicitations reviewed by your local agency, Business Manager, and/or lawyer before releasing a solicitation or signing a contract. Remember to use the most restrictive procurement rules for your specific purchases.
Agricultural Marketing Service
Bid Specification Examples (multiple Excel tabs) List of Common Distributors
Buy American Local Foods Directory
Code of Conduct Example Market Basket Procurement Q&A memo SP04-SFSP01-CACFP04 (1-17-2018)
Food Procurement Flow Chart Micro Purchases Explanation
Formal-Invitation for Bid Instructions Procurement Plan Example
Formal-Request for Proposal Instructions Procurement Plan Example without Formal
Formal-Invitation for Bid Example (Word) Procurement Terms in Plain English
Formal-Request for Proposal Example (Word) Training: 3 Bids and a Buy: Informal Method - 7/2017 - 35 slides
Informal-Email Quote Example (Word) Training: Buy American Provision - 7/2017 - 27 slides
Informal-Fax Quote Example (Word) Training: ICN Procurement in the 21st Century
Informal-Phone Quote Example (Word) Training: Procurement Standards USDA - 2/2016 – 38 slides
Informal-Running Quote Log Example (Word) Training: State Rules - 11/2016 - 50 slides

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.