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Child Nutrition

The Office of Child Nutrition is the administrator of eight programs under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). This office provides leadership, guidance, training and technical assistance for local school districts, daycare centers, head start centers and Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCI’s). It is our goal to enhance each School Food service Administrator and cafeteria staff with the ability to provide quality child nutrition to all Mississippi students.

School Food Authorities (SFAs) and other participating organizations serving individuals who are not fluent in the English language may contact the Office of Child Nutrition via email (acarson@mdek12.org) for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) assistance.

 

NEW: Update: School Meals Programs Not Closed - April 1, 2020

 

NEW: STATE WAIVER REQUEST – Area Eligibility - April 1, 2020

 

NEW: Child Nutrition Program Meal Service during Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks – Area Eligibility - April 1, 2020

 

Update: USDA Waivers, School Closures, and Child Nutrition Funding - March 27, 2020

 

Listing of Schools Serving Meals During Coronavirus Closures - updated April 1, 2020 9:30 p.m.

 

SFSP Application Instructions During Unanticipated School Closures

 

Update to SFA's School Meals During Closure Update - March 17, 2020

 

Unanticipated School Closure Q & A

 

SFA Agreement Addendum

 

Unanticipated School Closure Form A

 

NEW: Unanticipated School Closure Form A CHECKLIST

 

Unanticipated School Closure Form B

 

NEW: Unanticipated School Closures Form B CHECKLIST

 

SFSP Meal Count Sheet - PRINTABLE

 

SFSP Production Record - PRINTABLE

 

The link below is to an interactive map that identifies areas that qualify as summer food sites through census data:

Summer Food Mapper

 

Coronavirus School Closure Update - March 15, 2020

 

Coronavirus School Closure Meals Announcement - March 14, 2020

 

Public Notice of Waiver Request - Child Nutrition Program Meal Service during Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks

 

STATE WAIVER REQUEST – Meal Service Time Restrictions

 

STATE WAIVER REQUEST – Sponsor Monitoring

 

Non-Discrimination Statement