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Food and Nutrition Programs

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Nutrition Programs News Headlines
02/27/2024Northeast Food for School Grant Extension and Reallocation
02/27/2024Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program School Year 2024-2025
02/21/2024REVISED: Fiscal Year 2024 Massachusetts Schools with at least 50% of Student Enrollment Eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals in Child Nutrition Programs
02/07/2024School Year 2024-2025 USDA Foods Ordering & Commitment Forms
02/01/2024Allowable and Indirect Costs
11/27/2023Investing in School Nutrition Programs
10/24/2023Food Service Management Company Request for Proposal / Contract and Renewal Template
10/04/2023Northeast Food for School Grant Awards and Support (Revised)
10/04/2023October 1 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Data Collection Report
09/25/2023National School Lunch Program Administrative Review and Procurement Review- School Year 2023-2024
08/30/2023National School Nutrition Programs Reimbursement Rates for Fiscal Year 2024
08/29/2023CACFP Reimbursement Rates Effective July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024
08/08/2023USDA Foods — Availability Update, Brown Box, FCFS, DoD Funds, Processing Pounds, Warehouse Contracts, & Assessment Fees
07/31/2023School Year 2023-2024 Special Milk Program Application Renewal and Massachusetts Special Milk Household Application Packet Now Available
06/30/2023School Year 2023-2024 Massachusetts Meal Benefit Household Application Packet Now Available
06/12/2023Communication Plan School Year 2023-2024
05/01/2023Districts and Schools Eligible and Potentially Eligible to Participate in Community Eligibility Provision in 2023-2024 School Year
04/25/2023Questions and Answers for 2023 SFSP Operational Guidance: Non-congregate meal service in rural sites
04/10/2023Food Service Management Company Contract Renewal Procedures
03/31/2023Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Deadlines
03/15/2023Provision 2 Base Year Validation
02/10/2023Northeast Food for Schools Funding Opportunity
01/12/2023School Meal Access for Early College Learners
12/22/202212/22/2022 UPDATE: Choking Prevention Policy: Nutrition for Young Children (Under the age of four)
12/06/2022Civil Rights Complaint Policy & Procedures for Sponsoring Organizations of Child Nutrition Programs
11/07/2022CACFP Policy: Prorated Site Monitoring Schedule for Sponsoring Organizations
09/26/2022Affordable Connectivity Program
08/15/2022Permanent Agreements for the Child Nutrition Program Sponsors
08/03/2022CACFP Policy for Annual Application Renewal
08/03/2022CACFP Policy for Active Participation
06/28/2022Use of the Nondiscrimination Statement on Public Communications (State Guidance issued June 28, 2022)
02/28/2022An Act Promoting Student Nutrition (2 of 2) — Student Unpaid Meal Debt
02/28/2022An Act Promoting Student Nutrition (1 of 2) — New Requirements Related to Special Provisions
01/14/2022An Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell (FY 23)
09/28/2021Meal Modifications in Child Nutrition Programs (State Guidance issued September 28, 2021)
08/05/2021Taglines and Providing Meaningful Access to the Child Nutrition Program (State Guidance issued August 5, 2021)

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Has the Office for Food and Nutrition Programs (FNP) requested that any regulatory requirements be waived for Child Nutrition Programs operating in Massachusetts?

Yes. MA DESE, Office for Food and Nutrition Programs (FNP) is seeking a waiver for the following regulation:

Last Updated: April 10, 2024

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