Welcome to Orchard

The Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Portal System for the District of Columbia


The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Division of Health & Wellness (H&W) serves as the State Agency (SA) for the District of Columbia. As the SA, OSSE is responsible for overseeing the administration of the federally regulated CNPs operated throughout the district. OSSE is proud to serve as the link between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Nutrition Services (FNS) agency and local program operators, to ensure CNPs are managed according to the federal requirements. Orchard is the SA database that supports online applications and compliance monitoring for CNPs.





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