H.R. 6201 Update - USDA Issues Nationwide Child Nutrition Waivers

2020-03-21

In our efforts to keep you updated on activities related to COVID-19 and child nutrition programs, here are the most recent documents issued by USDA last night. Please see below.

SNA continues in its discussions with Congress and USDA to advocate on behalf of school nutrition professionals and the students you serve. We will continue to bring you the most up to date information as it becomes available.

Below are 3 nationwide waiver approval letters for states under Section 2202 of H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act related to Child Nutrition.

(1) Waiving of the non-congregate requirement across all child nutrition programs
-This waiver applies to the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program.

(2) Waiving of the meal service time requirements across all child nutrition programs, and 

-This waiver applies to the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program.

(3) Waiving of the requirement for an educational or enrichment activity when serving an afternoon meal or snack under the National School Lunch Program or Child and Adult Care Food Program.

-This waiver applies to afterschool snacks in the National School Lunch Program and at-risk afterschool meals and snacks in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

State agencies have been provided a copy of this guidance document on this provision. State agencies should contact their respective FNS Regional Offices with questions.

For additional information regarding FNS’s response to COVID-19, please visit this link

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