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Child Nutrition Program New York State Waiver Requests

The New York State Education Department (SED) has requested a waiver from USDA for all SFAs participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program from the requirements in Section 19b of the National School Lunch Act [42 U.S. C. 1769a] requiring schools participating in the program to make free fresh fruits and vegetables available “to students” throughout the school day. This will allow parents/guardians to pick up the fresh fruit and vegetables on behalf of their children at non-congregate meal distribution locations.

Webinar on Child Nutrition Program Updates

The New York State Education Department (SED), Office of Child Nutrition Program Administration, will host a live webinar to provide guidance on recent updates to the Child Nutrition Programs. SED will present information on the most recent flexibilities provided to operators due to COVID-19 school closures, the transition to summer operations, and answer operator’s frequently asked questions.

WEBINAR: Claiming Meals Served During COVID-19 School Closures

The New York State Education Department (SED), Office of Child Nutrition Program Administration, will host a live webinar to provide guidance on claiming meals served during COVID-19 school closures.

SED is committed to providing on-going training and technical assistance to Child Nutrition Program operators. The webinar will be recorded and accessible on the Child Nutrition website,, after the live version has concluded. Visit the Child Nutrition website regularly for the most up to date information and training schedules.

Resources for Providing Meals during COVID-19 School Closures

The New York State Education Department encourages School Food Authorities and Summer Food Service Program Sponsors currently operating the Seamless Summer Option of the National School Lunch Program or the Summer Food Service Program, to utilize available resources, such as the those listed below, to support children’s access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19).

60-Day Claim Deadline Waiver

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, the United States Department of Agriculture is granting a nationwide waiver of the 60-day reporting requirement for January and February 2020. This waiver applies to the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program.


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  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
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