Resources for Contracting Entities
Best Practices and Examples for Meal Delivery during COVID-19
NO KID HUNGRY SY 2020-2021 MEAL SERVICE RESOURCES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Introducing No Kid Hungry resources designed to help schools and child nutrition program operators navigate the unprecedented challenges of School Year 2020-2021 and ensure children continue to receive the nutrition they need.
ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SCHOOL MEALS
School meals are essential to student health and academic success - they support the local economy, and they are critical in the new school year as families may continue to struggle financially due to the coronavirus pandemic.
MEAL SERVICE PROGRAM OPTIONS
Confused about the waivers for SY20-21? Not sure what options there are for meal service during distance learning or four-day school weeks? Check out this resource.
MEAL SERVICE OPERATION RESOURCE
This Back-to-School Meal Service Toolkit has been designed to help you plan for the 2020-2021 school year, as we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. It includes detailed information about current waivers, financial recovery and recommended meal service models. It was designed to be easy to navigate and features a hyperlinked table of contents so that you can click to instantly access any section. The toolkit is also embedded with a number of other helpful resources.
More Back-to-School Resources: http://bestpractices.nokidhungry.org/coronavirus-response-recovery/back-school
As school districts prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, food and nutrition service departments are considering meal service options and the equipment they may need to make those successful. This resource will give you tips on how to re-purpose equipment you may already have and highlight equipment needed for meal delivery.
Meals Count Tool
Meals Count is a free tool to help school districts optimize their Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) applications, maximize school meal funding, and fight childhood hunger.
RESOURCES From the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Guidance and Resources
Note: To maintain Program integrity, sites must inform parents/guardians that children may not receive the same meals from another federally supported feeding site. Sites must display the Duplicate Meals Poster that explains the prohibition of receiving duplicate meals.
The following documents provide policy and procedures for implementing Non-Congregate Feeding in Texas:
Transitional Menu Planning Tool - Start planning now to be prepared for the fall. Service style may change but your menus and products can stay the same. This planning tool includes menu planning strategies, example menus, packaging options, and service styles.
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