child nutrition programs ohio

Ohio Child Nutrition Programs

Ohio 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 Ohio.

Child Nutrition Programs in Ohio

In Ohio the overall contact for the child nutrition program is:

State Director 
Office for Safety, Health and Nutrition
Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 303
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183
Phone: 614-466-9225 or 800-808-MEAL

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 Ohio call the contact number above or contact the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Department of Health or the Ohio child welfare agency, all listed in the "Additional Areas of Interest" section below.

Child Nutrition Programs in Other States

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Additional Areas of Interest

Ohio Food Banks distribute free food to those in need.

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

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

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

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

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

Ohio 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