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Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs)

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

Menu Planning Tools

Meal Pattern Tables

The Substitution of Vegetables for Fruit flexibility (SP16-2019) is effective until September 30, 2019. 

Menu Planning Worksheets

Weekly Nutrient Calculator

Breakfast and Lunch

Meal Pattern Waivers

The USDA provides flexibilities for juvenile detentions, correctional facilities, and alternative schools in specific areas of the meal pattern. Please submit an online request for any of the following flexibilities:
  • Offer versus Serve waiver
    • With an OVS waiver, all students, including those in grades 9-12, may be served full portions of all components. If this is the case, every tray must include every component in the full serving size, including milk, to count as a reimbursable meal.
    • Without an OVS waiver, OVS is required at lunch for grades 9-12. See OVS In a Nutshell for more information.
  • Grade Grouping waiver
    • With a grade grouping waiver, all students are offered or served the amount for the oldest grade group (usually 9-12).
    • Without a GG waiver, students must be offered or served to meet their appropriate grade grouping. See the meal pattern tables for more information
  • Milk waiver
    • With a milk waiver, a variety of milk types must be offered over the course of the week.
    • Without a milk waiver, a variety of milk must be offered daily. See Milk in a Nutshell for more information.

Contacts

Melissa Samp, MS, RDN, CD
Public Health Nutritionist
(608) 266-9356
Michelle Zvonar
Nutrition Program Consultant
(608) 267-9125
Loriann Knapton, NDTR, SNS
Nutrition Program Consultant
(608) 266-1046