Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced the extension of three USDA nutrition waivers until August 31, 2020.
According to the press release the waivers include:
• Non-Congregate Feeding: FNS is allowing meals to be served to children outside of the normally required group setting to support social distancing.
• Parent Pickup: FNS is allowing parents and/or guardians to pick up meals and bring them home to their children.
• Meal Times: FNS is waiving requirements that meals be served at certain standard times to allow for grab-n-go options. This also allows for multiple days-worth of meals to be provided at once.
You can access the press release by following www.fns.usda.gov/news-item/usda-026220