The Food & Nutrition Service (FNS), established in 1969, administers food and nutrition programs in the U.S. It is best known for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), the National School Lunch Program, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
Programs offered by Food and Nutrition Services Include:
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
Food Distribution Program on Indian reservations (FDPIR)
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
School Breakfast Program (SBP)
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP)
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)
Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
Evidence-based analysis and rigorous evaluation are critical tools to promote effective policies and strong management in the Federal nutrition assistance programs. The Office of Policy Support (OPS) leads the development and execution of FNS's study and evaluation agenda. This web page is intended to provide access to OPS's work to program partners, other stakeholders, and the general public.