Nondiscrimination Statement

  •                                                      Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin        

     Policy Action Required Beneficial Information
    To: School Nutrition Program Sponsors
    Child and Adult Care Agencies
    Summer Food Service Program Sponsors

    On November 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA issued the following update to the Nondiscrimination Statement

    Attention: Food Services and Food Program Directors

    Subject: Nondiscrimination Statement

    Reference: United State Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service Instruction 113-1
    This Management Bulletin (MB) transmits the current nondiscrimination statement that is required on all communications to the public regarding the United States Department of Agriculture, Child Nutrition Programs. The current version is:

    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 my be made available in languages other than English.

    To File a program complaint of discrimimation, 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.D. 20250-9410;

    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3) email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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  • If you have any questions regarding this MB, please contact Shirley Rhodes, Civil Rights and Complaints Coordinator, Child Nutrition Program Administration, at 916-323-8521 or 800-952-5609, or via e-mail at