Nutrition and Wellness Programs


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The Outlook

The Outlook newsletter is published August through May for those participating in the School Nutrition Programs in Illinois.

Join The Outlook Newsletter Listserv

Please e-mail and request to be added to The Outlook Listserv. A confirmation will be sent to the email address provided. School staff listed as the Contact Person or Authorized Representative on the WINS site and/or sponsor questionnaires are automatically added The Outlook Listserv.

Mealtime Minutes

The Mealtime Minutes e-newsletter is your link to the Child and Adult Care Food Program. When your institution participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the authorized representative and contact person on the site and sponsor application automatically receive a copy.

If you want to receive a copy of the Mealtime Minutes e-newsletter, join the Mealtime Minutes Listserv.  Email: and type only the email address to be added in the message section.  The subject line must be left blank. A confirmation will be sent to the email address provided.  For questions regarding The Mealtime Minutes list serve, e-mail

School Programs USDA Foods Update Newsletter

This page provides links to the most recent School Programs Commodity Update newsletters published by the FNS Food Distribution Division.