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NEW RESOURCE - Record of Meal Pattern Deviations Due to COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruptions

" December 1, 2021 - TDA has developed the Monthly Record of Meal Pattern Deviations Due to COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruptions Form, in which CEs can document instances during the COVID-19 pandemic when required food components were unavailable due to supply chain disruptions.
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December 1, 2021 -  USDA has issued guidance giving TDA the discretion to provide technical assistance in lieu of fiscal action for NSLP/SBP, SSO and CACFP CEs and sites that fail to meet meal pattern requirements due to COVID-19-related supply chain disruptions provided the CE, site, and/or provider can show good faith effort that every attempt was made to meet the requirements.

To assist CEs and sites in in these efforts, TDA has developed the
Monthly Record of Meal Pattern Deviations Due to COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruptions Form, in which CEs can document instances during the COVID-19 pandemic when required food components were unavailable due to supply chain disruptions. Refer to the form instructions for more information about how this form is to be used.


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