THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
The “And Justice for All” posters have been revised by the USDA and are being distributed to all School Food Authorities and Summer Food Service Program Sponsors participating in the federal Child Nutrition Programs. Please replace and display this revised “And Justice for All” poster immediately. Beginning July 1, 2016, only this revised poster will be acceptable for Child Nutrition Program operations in both the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.
The “And Justice for All” posters are required to be posted in highly visible locations in all Child Nutrition Program service areas including cafeterias, classrooms and in the vicinity of or on reimbursable meal vending machines if they are placed in areas other than the cafeteria.
As a reminder, the USDA Nondiscrimination statement was updated and must be used on all Child Nutrition Program materials, including all correspondence sent to families for program purposes. The Nondiscrimination statement has been updated in all prototype letters provided by the NYS Education Department, Child Nutrition Program. Please ensure that if you are not using the prototypes provided by us, the Nondiscrimination statement on the following page must be included on all Child Nutrition Program materials. All prototype documents for use in the 2016 Summer and 2016-17 school year are being updated to include this language.
“In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
If you need additional posters to display, please complete the Resource Order Form. If you have any questions regarding the “And Justice for All” poster or Nondiscrimination statement, please contact your Child Nutrition Program representative at (518) 473-8781.