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Wisconsin Child Nutrition Programs


Welcome to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Community Nutrition, School Nutrition, and Team Nutrition Home Page. Staff members provide nutrition information and program guidance to sponsors of the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program, Special Milk Program, USDA Foods Program among others. The Teams are also responsible for a variety of nutrition education initiatives that involve collaboration with other state agencies, UW-Extension, and regional and statewide child nutrition advocacy groups.


Wisconsin Statewide Waivers

Public Notification of Waiver Requests

SFSP Streamlining Program Requirements and Improving Integrity in the SFSP Final Rule

FNS approved DPI’s request to delay the compliance timeframe published in the Final Rule Streamlining Program Requirements and Improving Integrity in the SFSP, until January 1, 2024. While FNS is allowing for the delay in compliance from May 1, 2023, to January 1, 2024, please note that the effective date of the Final Rule remains October 1, 2022, as published, and State agencies should begin implementation before the date in which they must be in compliance with the new requirements within the rule. While this waiver grants State agencies additional time to come into compliance with the new requirements, States are expected to meet all program integrity measures and to ensure that all sponsors are meeting existing program requirements.

Prospective Waivers for Non-Congregate for Unanticipated School Closures (NSLP, SBP, SFSP, SSO, CACFP (at-risk only)

To waive regulatory provisions of NSLP, SBP, SFSP, SSO and CACFP (at-risk afterschool component only) to allow non-congregate meals service, parent and guardian meal pick up, meal service times, and service of meals at schools during unanticipated school closures due to natural disasters, unscheduled major building repairs, court orders relating to school safety or other issues, labor-management disputes, or, when approved by the DPI, for a similar unanticipated cause.

Requested for all SFSP and SSO sponsors due to unanticipated school closures (school buildings are closed with no virtual learning). This waiver would be effective October 1, 2023, through April 30, 2024.

Requested for all NSLP, SBP, CACFP (at-risk afterschool component only) (school buildings are closed with virtual learning). This waiver would be effective through June 30, 2024.

If your agency is experiencing unanticipated school closures, please reach out to us at

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.