Team Nutrition

Team Nutrition Training Grants

Team Nutrition Training Grants are authorized under Public Law 111–296, which amended Section 19 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966. These grants have been a cornerstone of the Team Nutrition initiative since its inception in 1995, and play an important role in helping state agencies deliver training and nutrition education that supports the USDA child nutrition programs.

Training Grant for School Meal Recipe Development

A Request for Applications for the Fiscal Year 2021 Team Nutrition Training Grant for School Meal Recipe Development is now available through FNS expects to award approximately $5.2 million to state agencies (up to $300,000 per state) that administer the National School Lunch Program. The application submission due date has been extended to May 27, 2020, at 11:59 PM ET. This extension provides state agencies an additional 55 days to complete the grant application process. Grant funds assist states in helping schools offer meals supported by recipes that utilize local agricultural products and reflect local food preparation practices and taste preferences.


Meals 4 Kids

Feeding Kids When Schools Are Closed

This downloadable handout conveys information about the child nutrition program meal service options available during the public health emergency.

COVID-19 Response

FNS Response to COVID-19

USDA is granting states significant program flexibilities and contingencies to best serve program participants across our 15 nutrition programs. Below are summaries of actions taken to ease program operations and protect the health of participants.