The DAL conducts administrative hearings when an institution appeals contesting the DOE’s failure to issue a license to participate in these programs, or the DOE’s action in restricting or revoking such a license.
The Department of Education (DOE) administers the Louisiana Child Nutrition Program. The purpose of the program is to enable child care institutions to integrate a nutritious food service with organized child care services for enrolled children. The rules and regulations are the same as those established in 7 CFR Parts 210-245 for the operation of the Child Nutrition Program.
Child Nutrition Programs include the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and Special Milk Program. After school snacks are included in the NSLP and the At-Risk Component of the CACFP.
For more information, you can go to the Department of Education website at www.louisianaschools.net
. You will find regulations regarding this area of law in the Louisiana Administrative Code, Bulletin 1196: Louisiana Food and nutrition programs, policies of operation