To promote the optimal health, nutrition and education of all children by supporting nutritionally adequate and educationally sound, financially accountable, nonprofit child nutrition and school community nutrition programs.
To promote high standards for child nutrition and school community nutrition programs with an emphasis on nutritionally adequate meals which are appealing to children.
To promote membership and provide services to members.
To promote the involvement of students and the school community in child nutrition programs.
To promote united efforts between school personnel, allied organizations, industry and the public to assure every child an opportunity to receive the benefits of the child nutrition and nutrition education programs.
To promote high standards and to provide appropriate educational programs, incentives and recognition for professional development of child nutrition personnel.
Research and Development
To promote research and development in child nutrition programs.
Policy and Legislation
To promote the establishment of a national nutrition policy and legislation which provide optimal nutrition education for children.