Child Nutrition Programs Civil Rights (CR) Requirements For All Institutions

  1. All Child Nutrition Programs must operate in a non-discriminating manner.
  2. All institutions must collect and report racial and ethnic data initially when coming on the program and annually thereafter.
  3. Collect racial and ethnic data for actual participants and report before October 15 (NSLP) and October 31 (CACFP) on MyIdahoCNP.
  4. Keep all data on file for three years, plus current year.
  5. NSLP sponsor on file must submit a public release including the non-discrimination statement to their local news media describing their specific program. Keep a copy of the public release form on file for State agency review.
  6. All institutions must develop and implement a written Civil Rights complaint procedures to handle any discrimination complaint.
  7. All institutions must have readily available Civil Rights complaint forms to give to complainants who have a complaint.
  8. All institutions must have a Civil Rights Complaint Log to track any such complaints.
  9. All institutions must train their staff on Civil Rights requirements before the staff assume their duties in Child Nutrition Programs and annually thereafter. This includes all board members. To include the following minimum training requirements:
    1. What is discrimination?
    2. Collecting and recording racial and ethnic data
    3. Where to display the "And Justice for All" posters
    4. What is a Civil Rights complaint?
    5. How to handle a Civil Rights complaint
  10. All institutions must display the current "And Justice for All" poster in a prominent place.
  11. All institutions must use the USDA long version of the non-discrimination statement on all public correspondence of more than one page that implies or mentions USDA or Child Nutrition Programs. The short version can be used on all materials of less than one page-back and front.

Additional Program Requirements For Child And Adult Care Feeding Program (Cacfp) Only

  1. All Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) institutions must offer program to infants in care.
  2. All institutions must submit a public release including the non-discrimination statement to their local news media describing their specific program. (Sample public release found on website.) Submit a copy and to whom it was sent to the SDE with new or renewal application.
  3. Keep all data on file for three years, plus current year.