USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
All School Nutrition Program
(SNP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and Child and Adult Care Food
Program (CACFP) sponsors are required to utilize the following
Nondiscrimination Statement on documents provided to the public.
In accordance with
Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights
regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and
institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited
from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability,
age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program
or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program
information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language,
etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for
benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities
may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made
available in languages other than English.
To file a program
complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination
Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html,
and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the
letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the
complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary
for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is
an equal opportunity provider.
The Pennsylvania Department of
Education (PDE), Division of Food and Nutrition (DFN), encourages the use of
this document in its entirety; however, in specific circumstances where space
is limited, the statement “this institution is an equal opportunity provider
and employer,” may be utilized.
And Justice for All Posters
It is a requirement that Sponsors of the SNP,
SFSP and CACFP display in food service areas the And Justice for All
The And Justice For All posters
reflecting the updated NDS are in the design/printing phase. After they
are printed, DFN
will distribute posters upon
availability. Until then, posters can be printed from the following link http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/475C.pdf.
Sponsors participating in the SNP, SFSP and
CACFP must provide Civil Rights training to staff that interact
with program applicants or participants and
their supervisors. Sponsors must maintain records of who
attended the training and documentation
that the following topics were covered:
- Collection and
Use of Data
Public Notification Systems
- Resolution of
for Reasonable Accommodations of Persons with Disabilities
of Language Assistance
Civil Right training for sponsors and their
staff, which includes all of the required information, is available for:
**please note –
these training modules will be updated by December 31, 2015.