The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Child Nutrition Unit administers the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP), the Special Milk Program (SMP), the Afterschool Snack Program, the Summer Meals Program and the Seamless Summer Program in the public schools in Arkansas.
The unit provides technical assistance, training, monitoring, and processes claims for partial reimbursement of funds used in the operation of local programs. During the 2005-06 school year, more than $148 million in federal funds and $2 million in state funds were disbursed to school districts or payment of donated food deliveries. For the 2010-11 school year, the Child Nutrition Programs in Arkansas have a total economic impact of $224 million on the economy of the state.
Sheila Brown, Healthy Schools
Patricia Winders, Administration/Procurement
Louann Griswood, Finance
Suzanne Davidson, Program Operations
Dr. Wynona Bryant-Williams
AREA SPECIALIST - See the Map for Area Specialists Assignments by County
Rita Stitt Hamilton
Laura Jill Richmond
SUPPORT STAFF Click Here to View Pictures of Child Nutrition Staff