Resource | Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity

The Civil Rights Division (CRD) ensures that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) complies with the laws, regulations, policies, and guidance that prohibit discrimination against employees and applicants in the Federal workplace. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws prohibit discrimination in employment to ensure fair hiring, competition in promotions, and equal access to training/development opportunities.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP26-2017
Accommodating Disabilities in the School Meal Programs: Guidance and Q&As

This Question and Answer (Q&A) memorandum is designed to provide practical guidance related to accommodating disabilities in the School Meal Programs, which are the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP), the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), the Special Milk Program (SMP), and the NSLP Afterschool Snacks Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP59-2016
Policy Memorandum on Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Meal Programs

This policy memorandum includes important updates to requirements related to accommodating children with disabilities participating in the School Meal Programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP37-2016
Meaningful Access for Persons with Limited English Proficiency in the School Meal Programs: Guidance and Q&As

This memorandum consolidates and supersedes previous LEP guidance and incorporates previously released USDA and Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) guidance. FNS is issuing this guidance in a Question and Answer (Q&A) format to provide responses to questions that FNS has received regarding communications with LEP individuals.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2016-2
Updated Nondiscrimination Statement for WIC State Agencies

This policy memorandum transmits changes from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights regarding the appropriate nondiscrimination statement to use on Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) materials.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2016-1
Updated Nondiscrimination Statement for SFMNP State Agencies
Resource | Policy Memos | 2016-1
Updated Nondiscrimination Statement for FMNP State Agencies

This policy memorandum transmits changes from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights regarding the appropriate nondiscrimination statement to use on Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) materials.  This policy memorandum supersedes, Civil Rights Memorandum, USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update, dated May 24, 2013, and the last issued FMNP Policy Memorandum 2010-1 dated April 15, 2010. This memo also includes the Spanish version of the NDS recently released.