Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0088
Nationwide Waivers of Child Nutrition Monitoring

FNS has used its authority under FFRCA to waive certain onsite monitoring requirements for the school meals programs, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Summer Food Service Program, so that programs can to maintain program integrity and support social distancing while providing meals. 

Resource | Fact Sheets
Integrating Local Foods into Child Nutrition Programs

This fact sheet, available in both English and Spanish, reviews the steps to successfully integrate local food in child nutrition programs.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Community Eligibility Provision Resource Center

The CEP Resource Center provides extensive resources for parents, teachers, and school officials at the local, state, and federal level to better understand CEP and its positive benefits, along with useful tools to help facilitate successful implementation of the provision in your school!

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0139
Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements in the School Meals Programs – Extension 2

This extension of Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements in the School Meals Programs
– EXTENSION, issued June 8, 2020 to waive the requirements until Aug.  31, 2020 applies to the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. The onsite monitoring portion of this waiver remains in effect through June 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #41
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0137
Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for Sponsors in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This waiver allows for offsite monitoring in addition to the flexibilities provided for sponsors in the extension of COVID-19 Child Nutrition Response #27: Nationwide Waiver of Monitoring Requirements for Sponsors in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, issued June 8, 2020 and effective through Aug. 31, 2020. This waiver is effective immediately, and remains in effect through Sept. 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #39
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0141
Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for State Agencies in the Summer Food Service Program – Extension 2

This extension of Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for State Agencies in the Summer Food Service Program – EXTENSION, issued on June 8, 2020 to waive the requirements until Aug. 31, 2020 applies to monitoring of schools and institutions operating Summer Food Service Program during an unanticipated school closure. This waiver extension remains in effect through Sept. 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #43
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0138
Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for State Agencies in the Child and Adult Care Food Program - Extension 2

This extension of Nationwide Waiver of Monitoring Requirements for State Agencies in the Child and  Adult Care Food Program – EXTENSION, issued on June 8, 2020 to waive the requirements until Aug. 31, 2020 applies to the Child and Adult Care Food Program. This waiver is effective immediately, and remains in effect through Sept. 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #40
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0140
Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for Sponsoring Organizations in the Summer Food Service Program – Extension 2

This extension of Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for Sponsoring Organizations in the Summer Food Service Program – EXTENSION, issued on June 8, 2020 to waive the requirements until Aug. 31, 2020 applies to monitoring of schools and institutions operating Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) during an unanticipated school closure. This waiver extension remains in effect through Sept. 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #42
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0136
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs – Extension 5

Pursuant to section 2202(a) of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and in light of the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency,  FNS is extending a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19).

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #38
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0130
Guidelines for Policy Statement When Serving Meals or Milk Without Separate Charge

All school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch, Commodity School, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs must submit a free and reduced price policy statement pursuant to 7 CFR Part 245.