Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Child Nutrition Nationwide Waiver Extensions

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Child Nutrition
Regulatory Authority
COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #22, #23, #24, #25
Response Required
Superintendents; Principals; Child Nutrition Directors/Managers

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ATTENTION:  Co-op Directors; Elementary Principals; High School   Principals; Middle School Principals; Secondary Principals; Superintendents; Child Nutrition Directors


Pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the FFCRA) (P.L. 116-127) and based on the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is establishing a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  These waiver extensions apply to the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

  • Nationwide Waiver to Allow Non-congregate Feeding
    • Extends through August 31, 2020


  • Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility
    • Extends through June 30, 2020


  • Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for


    • Extends through August 31, 2020


  • Nationwide Waiver of meal Service Time Restrictions
    • Extends through August 31, 2020


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your Area Specialist at (501) 324-9502.

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