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School Nutrition Bulletin 2021-37

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Announcements from the WI DPI School Nutrition Team (SNT)

Updates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)


USDA COVID-19 Waivers Update
Hot off the Press!
On March 9, 2021, USDA announced the extension of these eight nationwide waivers for summer operations, which expire on September 30, 2021. The Child Nutrition Response memos are currently not available on the USDA website. We will post them to the SNT website as soon as they are available.
Reminder: serving meals over the summer is not a requirement but consider doing so if you have children in your community who could benefit from the nutritious, high-quality meals you serve.

Updates from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) School Nutrition Team (SNT)


Most Frequently Asked Question Regarding the Waiver Extension
Q: Does the September 30th date mean that we can utilize the SSO/SFSP once we go back to school in the fall?
A: We believe that the SSO/SFSP can only be utilized until the first day of the normal school year. However, we are checking with USDA and will provide further guidance.
The SNT is working diligently to get resources posted on our website updated as quickly as possible.
Thank you from the SNT for all that you have been doing to keep Wisconsin’s children fed with healthy and nutritious meals!
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
This is a communication from the WI Department of Public Instruction, School Nutrition Team.
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