Child Nutrition

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Contact Information

Child Nutrition Services

Leanne Eko, RD, SNS
Chief Nutrition Officer

Wendy Barkley, RD, SNS
Director, Child Nutrition Services Operations and Administration

Staff Contacts

Child Nutrition assists school districts and other institutions in providing quality nutrition programs that promote life-long healthful living while providing nutritious meals each day that prepare children for learning. Our Review of Washington State Child Nutrition Programs Guide gives an overview of the programs offered and the number of children served in Washington.

School Meal Programs

Program information for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), the NSLP Seamless Summer Option (SSO), the Special Milk Program (SMP), and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). Public school districts, private schools, residential child care institutions (RCCIs), Tribal Compact Schools, and Charter Schools may participate in school meal programs.

Child and Adult Care Food Program

Program information for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The CACFP provides federal funds to nonresidential child care and adult care facilities to serve nutritious meals and snacks while participants and in care. Funds received are meant to enhance current food service operations.

Summer Food Service Program

Program information for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Summer meal programs help children get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months.

Food Distribution Program

Program information on operating the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Distribution or USDA Foods Program.

Other Program Information


Purchasing information and regulations for those operating Child Nutrition Programs.

Farm to Child Nutrition Programs

Farm to Child Nutrition Programs enriches community connections with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices.

Food Service Management Companies

Details and requirements for Child Nutrition Program operators working with Food Service Management Companies.

Claims, Fiscal Information, and Resources

Information on claiming and reimbursement rates in Child Nutrition Programs.

Washington Integrated Nutrition System (WINS)

The Washington Integrated Nutrition System (WINS) is an online system for Child Nutrition Program sponsors to enter application information and file claims.

Child Nutrition Program Reports

This page includes the Area Eligibility Report, Fiscal Reports, Free and Reduced-Price Eligibility Report, Participation Reports, and Administrative Review Reports.

Child Nutrition Grants

Child Nutrition Programs grants include: the National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant, Breakfast Meals for Kids Grant, and the Summer Meals for Kids Grant. This page outlines these grants, past recipients, and grant writing tips.

Washington State Waiver Requests

Washington State has requested and/or been approved for the following waivers.

Sponsors must receive written approval from OSPI prior to utilizing any of the waivers.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.