Iowa Child Nutrition Programs
Iowa 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 Iowa.
Child Nutrition Programs in Iowa
In Iowa the overall contact for the child nutrition program is:
Iowa NSLP, CACFP, SFSP
Bureau of Food and Nutrition
Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0146
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 Iowa call the contact number above or contact the Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Department of Health or the Iowa child welfare agency, all listed in the "Additional Areas of Interest" section below.
Child Nutrition Programs in Other States
Click here to find child nutrition programs in other states
Additional Areas of Interest
Iowa Food Banks distribute free food to those in need.
Iowa Food Stamp Program helps persons with low-incomes to obtain food.
Iowa WIC provides free food, nutrition counseling, and referrals at no charge.
Iowa Department of Education can provide you with information about school nutrition and pregnancy programs.
Iowa Department of Health can provide nutrition information and help as well as help with pregnancy and post-pregnancy concerns.
Iowa child welfare agency can help with pregnancy, parenting, and foster care.
Iowa 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