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Nutrition Services Division

Administers the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Child Nutrition Programs and the Food Distribution Program in California.

Kim Frinzell, Director

Phone: 800-952-5609
Fax: 916-445-4842

The Nutrition Services Division is part of the Opportunities for All Branch.


We support and protect access to nutritious meals for children and adults in California to grow, learn, and thrive.


A well-nourished and educated California.


  • Capacity building and creating a system of support
  • Access to healthy meals
  • Reasonable accountability
  • Exemplary service through partnership and teamwork
  • Systematic evaluation and continuous improvement

The Nutrition Services Division CARES as is illustrated in the first letter of each of the above priorities.

Related Links

Resources and information related to child nutrition, nutrition education, food distribution programs, and the Child Nutrition and Physical Activity Advisory Council.

Child Nutrition Advisory Council
Background, bylaws, member information, meeting agendas, and meeting minutes for the Child Nutrition Advisory Council (CNAC).

Food Programs
Child nutrition programs data and statistics, including county profiles, free and reduced price data, school meal nutrition analysis, and summer meal service sites.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, May 20, 2024