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Public Notification – Summer Food Service Program Waiver Requests

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s Division of Health and Wellness is submitting statewide waivers to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office (MARO) for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) flexibilities and policies that were rescinded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) through SFSP 01-2019 Summer Food Service Program Memoranda Rescission. The following areas have been submitted for consideration:

  • Waiver Request 1 – Policy waiving first week SFSP site visits for returning sites that operated successfully the previous summer with no serious deficiencies.
  • Waiver Request 2 – Policy waiving some meal time restrictions; specifically, the minimum amount of time that must pass between meals and snacks.
  • Waiver Request 3 – Policy extending area eligibility to closed enrolled sites

The goal of these waivers is to reinstate the rescinded flexibilities and policies to allow for efficient and cost-effective program management and reduce the administrative burden for sponsoring organizations and the DC State agency staff. Information regarding the approval or denial of these waiver requests will be posted here and will be provided to all sponsors via email once the USDA makes the determination.

For more information, please contact Child Nutrition Programs State Director Lindsey Palmer at [email protected].