The Arkansas Department of Education Child Nutrition Unit (CNU) administers the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Special Milk Program, the Afterschool Snack Program, the Seamless Summer Program and the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Grants in the public schools in Arkansas.
The CNU provides technical assistance, training, monitoring, and processes claims for reimbursement of federal funds used in the operation of local school nutrition programs in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations.
Facts About the Impact of Child Nutrition in Arkansas (PDF)
The coronavirus pandemic is presenting challenges for child nutrition programs in Arkansas and across the country. Here are some resources that can help:
Additional information is available on the COVID-19 Information page.
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