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.

Documents
2014-15 Participating agencies 2014-15 Income Eligibility Guidelines
2014-15 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
Jan. 2015 agenda - Minutes
Sept. 2014 Oct. 2014 Nov. 2014
Civil Rights
Civil Rights Training Recording Civil Rights Presentation
Civil Rights Presentation Notes Justice for All Poster

Non-Discrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form found online at ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
As stated above, all protected bases do not apply to all programs, “the first six protected bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex are the six protected bases for applicants and recipients of the Child Nutrition Programs.”

Contact

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