child nutrition programs new york

New York Child Nutrition Programs

New York 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 New York.

Child Nutrition Programs in New York

In New York the overall contact for the child nutrition program is:

New York CACFP
State Director
Child & Adult Food Program
New York Department of Health
Division of Nutrition
150 Broadway, 6th Floor West
Albany, New York 12204-2719
Phone: 518-402-7400 or 800-942-3858 (NY only)

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 New York call the contact number above or contact the New York Department of Education, the New York Department of Health or the New York 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

New York Food Banks distribute free food to those in need.

New York Food Stamp Program helps persons with low-incomes to obtain food.

New York WIC provides free food, nutrition counseling, and referrals at no charge.

New York Department of Education can provide you with information about school nutrition and pregnancy programs.

New York Department of Health can provide nutrition information and help as well as help with pregnancy and post-pregnancy concerns.

New York child welfare agency can help with pregnancy, parenting, and foster care.

New York 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