The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) works closely with the regional USDA Office of Civil Rights and other organizations committed to equal educational opportunity and respectful environments.
ODE CNP actively promotes equity. We offer training and technical assistance to ODE CNP sponsors and providers to assist them with their responsibilities regarding discrimination and harassment. ODE CNP also conducts workshops on these and related subjects at state, regional, local program sites, and conferences. Future activities include developing outreach strategies and tactics aimed at inclusiveness and increased program participation.
To file a Child Nutrition Programs complaint of discrimination with the State of Oregon, please send an email to ODE CNP Civil Rights or write to:
Director of Child Nutrition Programs,
Oregon Department of Education,
255 Capitol Street NE,
Salem, OR 97310
or call (503) 947-5888, (voice)
or (503) 378-2892(TDD).
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
“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
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint,
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:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider."
Civil Rights Training
Civil Rights Resources for all CNP Sponsors
Note: The pdf version of the poster is not available for printing at the state or local level. This version can be used for reference purposes or inclusion in training presentations. But it is not to be downloaded and printed for display at offices. The USDA is relying on the newly published posters for ensuring the consistency of printing.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statements:
Required for use on all child nutrition-related documents
Civil Rights Forms
Civil Rights Complaint Forms
For additional information or questions, contact the Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs at 503-947-5894.