About Nutrition Services
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 CACFP and the SFSP help improve the overall nutritional status of many of Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Other Nutrition Related Links
Day Care Home Resources:
National Association of Family Child Care
National CACFP Program Forum
General CACFP Information:
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
United States Department of Agriculture-Food Stamp & WIC Programs
Georgia WIC Health Department
Program Guidance & Handbooks & Flyers:
Food Buying Guide-Child Nutrition Programs