USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

Nondiscrimination Statement for the web

Nondiscrimination Statement for printed materials


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, How to File a Complaint, 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: 

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

(updated April 2021)


For more information, please contact:

Krista Jackson MS, RDN
Assistant Director Program Support
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Child Nutrition Unit
2020 West 3rd St, Suite 404
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-324-9502
Email: krista.jackson@ade.arkansas.gov