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Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs)

RCCIs are eligible to participate and receive reimbursement in the School Breakfast Program (SBP), the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the NSLP After School Snack Program, provided meals and snacks served meet the meal pattern requirements and are served to eligible children.


Meal Pattern Resources

Meal Pattern Waivers

The USDA has provided flexibility for juvenile detention, correctional facilities, and alternative schools in some areas of the meal pattern. If you are interested in requesting a waiver for:

  • the requirement to vary portion sizes for age/grade groups
  • serving 9-12th grade students without exercising the Offer versus Serve requirement
  • the ability to meet the milk variety requirement over the week, rather than daily

Please submit your waiver request online through this form.