USDA requires civil rights training on an annual basis for all who interact with the Child Nutrition Programs participants. The training outlines specific civil rights regulations that govern these programs. The training informs administrators of these programs receiving Federal financial assistance of their rights and responsibilities.
Each SFA must maintain documentation of the training and an attendance record of participants that attended.
Child Nutrition Program participants must be advised at the point of service of their right to file a complaint and the complaint procedures. To meet this requirement, the USDA And Justice for All poster must be placed in a prominent, visible location wherever meals or snacks are served. This location may include a cafeteria, food service area, or classroom.
To order posters, complete the “And Justice for All” Posters and Menu Signage DPI Order Form.
USDA and Civil Rights Division (CRD) Guidance on updated Nondiscrimination Statement (2022)
- CRD 01-2022 Application of Bostock v. Clayton County to Program Discrimination Complaint Processing – Policy Update
- CRD 02-2022 Questions and Answers Related to CRD 01-2022 Application of Bostock v. Clayton County to Program Discrimination Complaint Processing – Policy Update
- Updates for the USDA Food and Nutrition Services Programs: Revised Nondiscrimination Statement and “And Justice for All” Posters; Timelines and Guidance for Implementation