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.

How to Join The Outlook Newsletter List Serve

To receive email announcements with the monthly Outlook newsletter attached (August through May), please e-mail or and request to be added to The Outlook list serve. A confirmation will be sent to the email address provided. School staff listed as the contact person on the NSLP site and/or sponsor applications are already on The Outlook list serve. For questions regarding The Outlook list serve, please e-mail Joan Love at or call 800/545-7892 or 217/782-2491.

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 list serve.  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.