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 CACFPand the SFSPhelp improve the overall nutritional status of many of Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Other Nutrition Related Links
Day Care Home Resources:
National Association of Family Child Care
National CACFPProgram Forum
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