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Action Required 4/16 - School Meals Operation Study

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Announcements from the WI DPI School Nutrition Team (SNT)


School Meals Operation (SMO) Study – Mandatory Surveys


To fulfill reporting requirements, Mathematica, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), is conducting a School Meals Operations (SMO) Study on the multiple, nationwide, child nutrition waivers that were issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If your school or district provided meals between March 2020 and September 2020, please complete the survey for each program your school or district participated in.
Please see the end of this message for information about surveys for Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
It is a requirement that DPI reports this data to the USDA, so participation in the survey is mandatory. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, April 16th, 2021. If your school did not participate in a particular program, there is no need to fill out the survey for that program. Please refer to School Nutrition Bulletin 2021-19 for more information regarding these congressionally mandated reporting requirements.
If your school or district participated in programs that are overseen by the Community Nutrition Team (CNT) (i.e. SFSP or CACFP – At-risk Afterschool component), you will receive links to those surveys in a separate email.
We thank you in advance for your time and cooperation in this important study!
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This is a communication from the WI Department of Public Instruction, School Nutrition Team.
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