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NSLP Memo #18-15: Updated Offer versus Serve Guidance for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Effective Beginning School Year 2015-2016

Friday, August 21, 2015

This memo is to give School Food Authorities (SFAs) an updated guidance manual for Offer versus Serve (OVS) for School Year 2015-2016. All updates are highlighted in yellow in the manual.

OVS is optional for all grade levels for breakfast and required at the senior high school level for lunch. This guidance is intended to clarify the requirements of OVS, specifically related to what students must take in order to have a reimbursable meal.

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