California Child Nutrition Programs
California provides child nutrition programs that include free and low-cost food, nutrition information, and preschool and school nutrition programs. Below is the address and phone number to find out about the many child nutrition programs that are offered in California.
Child Nutrition Programs in California
In California the overall contact for the child nutrition program is:
California NSLP, CACFP, SFSP
Nutrition Services Division
State Department of Education
1430 N Street Room 1500
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: 916-323-7311 or 800-952-5609
Programs include the Child and Adult Care Food Program and National School Lunch Program as well as the National School Breakfast Program, the Summer Food Service Program and the Emergency Food Assistance Program. To find more about these programs click on the link Nutrition Assistance Programs. For the specific programs in California call the contact number above or contact the California Department of Education, the California Department of Health or the California child welfare agency, all listed in the "Additional Areas of Interest" section below.
Child Nutrition Programs in Other States
Additional Areas of Interest
California Food Banks distribute free food to those in need.
California Food Stamp Program helps persons with low-incomes to obtain food.
California WIC provides free food, nutrition counseling, and referrals at no charge.
California Department of Education can provide you with information about school nutrition and pregnancy programs.
California Department of Health can provide nutrition information and help as well as help with pregnancy and post-pregnancy concerns.
California child welfare agency can help with pregnancy, parenting, and foster care.
California Medicaid can help you with answers about free services offered to you and your child.
We have also provided information on Nutrition Help and Nutrition and Diet for Pregnant Women. Additionally, on the website Pregnancy And Children, you will find information about Eating and Nutrition During Pregnancy as well as Being Healthy Before and During Pregnancy and Weight Gain During Pregnancy.
Please visit our home page to read about our commitment to assist you and other pregnant women and birth mothers free of charge regardless of whether you place a child for adoption or intend on raising your child yourself