Illinois Child Nutrition Programs
Illinois 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 Illinois.
Child Nutrition Programs in Illinois
In Illinois the overall contact for the child nutrition program is:
Illinois NSLP, CACFP (Child), SFSP
Division of Nutrition Programs & Support Services
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001
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 Illinois call the contact number above or contact the Illinois Department of Education, the Illinois Department of Health or the Illinois child welfare agency, all listed in the "Additional Areas of Interest" section below.
Child Nutrition Programs in Other States
Additional Areas of Interest
Illinois Food Banks distribute free food to those in need.
Illinois Food Stamp Program helps persons with low-incomes to obtain food.
Illinois WIC provides free food, nutrition counseling, and referrals at no charge.
Illinois Department of Education can provide you with information about school nutrition and pregnancy programs.
Illinois Department of Health can provide nutrition information and help as well as help with pregnancy and post-pregnancy concerns.
Illinois child welfare agency can help with pregnancy, parenting, and foster care.
Illinois 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