SFSP and SSO Sponsors: Required Record Keeping in TX-UNPS
On May 18, TDA provided guidance to Seamless Summer Option (SSO) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors regarding immediate record keeping actions that needed to be taken in TX-UNPS. Additional details can be found here.
NEW! No Child Present Guidance for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
USDA has approved for State Agencies to develop a plan to allow parents to pick up meals without their children present for FFVP. This is in addition to the guidance already released for SFSP, SSO, and CACFP. Contracting entities must notify TDA of their intent to utilize this option by completing this intake form. Refer to our quick reference one-pager for more information on this waiver, and contact your Education Service Center for additional guidance.
CDC Guidance Webinar
The Institute for Child Nutrition presented a School Nutrition S.T.A.R. Program webinar -- Strategies and Resources for School Nutrition Professionals to Implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Latest Guidance Related to COVID-19 on May 28.
A panelist from the CDC discussed the latest guidance specific to school nutrition and COVID-19. Kansas State University's Center for Food Safety in Child Nutrition Programs also provided research-based methods to apply in your operations to help keep food safe this summer. Click here to watch the recording.
USDA Foods School Survey
TDA requested feedback from CEs who participate in the further processing of USDA Foods to help TDA, processors, and distributors prepare for the upcoming school year. A list of the responses we received from CEs can be found here.
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