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Nationwide Waiver to Allow Specific Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for School Year 2021-2022

April 22, 2021

This waiver allows for meal pattern flexibility for grains, ounce equivalents and milk.

Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children for School Year 2021-2022

April 22, 2021

Local operators may allow parents and guardians to pick up meals on the children’s behalf.

Nationwide Waiver of Meal Times for School Year 2021-2022

April 22, 2021

Under this waiver, CACFP operators in States that elect to be subject to this waiver may serve meals outside of the standard meal times.

Nationwide Waiver to Allow Non-Congregate Meal Service for School Year 2021-2022

April 22, 2021

This waiver allows CACFP program operators to provide non-congregate meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

USDA Announces Child Nutrition Nationwide Waivers for School Year 2021-2022

April 20, 2021

To support successful school reopening, and to promote afterschool and child care, FNS announces a new suite of Child Nutrition Program nationwide waivers and flexibilities.