Fall Planning Resources

The resources on this page are intended to support schools as they plan for meal service in the fall while mitigating risks posed by COVID-19. Please check back often for new resources.

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Downloadable Meal Service Icons   FAQ for Fall Operations

Planning Tools

Menu Planning Resources

Implementation Resources

Sanitation & Safety

Additional Resources and Guidance

Virtual Training Series – Recordings and Slide Decks
(Newest in series added to top of list.)

→ Fall Reopening Plan & Counting and Claiming Webinar  Maximize 

→ Processing Bulk Food to IW  Maximize 

→ Administrative Review Process in Alternative Meal Models  Maximize 

→ Utilizing USDA Foods  Maximize 

→ Fall 2020 Menu Planning and Resources  Maximize 

→ Meals in the Classroom  Maximize 

→ Taking Advantage of CEP in SY20-21  Maximize 

→ San Antonio ISD’s Campus Meal Plan Presentation  Maximize 

→ Purchasing Texas-Grown Food during COVID-19  Maximize 

→ Breakfast in the Classroom  Maximize 

→ The Foodservice View  Maximize 

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

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