US Nutrition Assistance Programs

USDA FNS logo American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Understand the role of FNS nutrition assistance programs in this effort to address long-neglected challenges.


Groceries in a brown bag Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Find out about the programs and services that increase food security and reduce hunger through access to affordable, healthy food and nutrition education.


Child Eating School Lunch Child Nutrition Programs

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Discover the guidelines, regulations, and educational materials for the FNS programs that provide healthy food to children, including:


Healthy Meals Resource System (HMRS)

Access training and education materials, technical assistance, and state resources for professionals working with the Child Nutrition Programs.


Food Distribution Programs

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Learn about the FNS programs that strengthen the American nutrition safety net by distributing high quality, American-grown foods, including:


Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Learn how low-income seniors can receive coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs.


Older persons Older Americans Act Nutrition Program

DHHS. Administration on Aging.

Find out how this program reduces hunger and food insecurity in seniors while promoting socialization, health, well-being and delayed adverse health conditions.


WIC logo Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Find information on a program that safeguards the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 by providing nutritious foods, information on healthy eating, and health care referrals.


WICWorks logo WIC Works Resource System

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Access resources used by staff working with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).


SNAP logo Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Find information for applicants, recipients, and retailers about this safety net that provides eligible, low-income families with monthly benefits for purchasing food. .


SNAP-Ed Connection logo SNAP-Ed Connection

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Access curricula, lesson plans, research, participant materials, and professional development tools specifically for state and local SNAP-Ed providers, including: