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Revised Non-discrimination Statement

Revised Nondiscrimination Statement

TO: Sponsors of: 
School Nutrition Programs 
Child and Adult Care Food Program 
Summer Food Service Program 
Milk Program 

FROM: Food and Nutrition Service 
Minnesota Department of Education 

DATE: May 2, 2011 

SUBJECT: Revised Nondiscrimination Statement / Procedure for Filing a Complaint and Spanish Version 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided a revised civil rights nondiscrimination statement / procedure for filing a complaint as shown below. A Spanish version is also included. 
Our office is updating program documents, such as meal applications and public notices, with the revised text. If your organization develops other materials about child nutrition programs, for example, brochures, newsletter articles or website pages, be sure to use the revised text shown below. 
Revised civil rights nondiscrimination statement and procedure for filing a complaint: 

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. 
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

Spanish version of revised civil rights nondiscrimination statement and procedure for filing a complaint: 

De acuerdo con la ley federal y las políticas del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU. (USDA, sigla en inglés), se le prohibe a esta institución que discrimine por razón de raza, color, origen, sexo, edad, o discapacidad. 

Para presentar una queja sobre discriminación, escriba a USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, o llame gratis al (866) 632-9992 (voz). Personas con discapacidad auditiva o del habla pueden contactar con USDA por medio del Servicio Federal de Relevo (Federal Relay Service) al (800) 845-6136 (español) o (800) 877-8339 (inglés). USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece oportunidad igual para todos. 

If you have any questions about this information, contact the Minnesota Department of Education-Food and Nutrition Service at 651-582-8526, 1-800-366-8922 (MN Toll-free) or e-mail fns@state.mn.us

Contact: Greg Van Hoever