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The Nutrition Services Division of Bright from the Start administers the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in Georgia. These federal nutrition programs funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ensure that children and adults throughout Georgia have access to nutritious meals while they are in a day care setting and during the summer when school is not in session. These programs help alleviate hunger and malnutrition and address the negative effects that hunger and malnutrition have on an individual's health, educational development, and growth. The CACFPand the SFSPhelp improve the overall nutritional status of many of Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens.

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:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Other Nutrition Related Links

Day Care Home Resources:
National Association of Family Child Care
National CACFPProgram Forum

Census Data

General CACFPInformation:
Cultural and Ethnic Food and Nutrition Education Materials: A Resource List for Educators
Food Research & Action Center
National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI)
United States Department of Agriculture-Food & Nutrition Services

United States Department of Agriculture-Office of Inspector General
United States Accountability Office

Georgia Coalition for Physical Activity and Nutrition
Nutrition Contacts for Other States

Other Resources:
United States Department of Agriculture-Food Stamp & WIC Programs
Georgia WIC Health Department

Program Guidance & Handbooks & Flyers:
Food Buying Guide-Child Nutrition Programs

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