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Summer Materials are on the Way to Assist with School’s Meeting the USDA Requirement

" March 1, 2022 - The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is sending posters and information cards to every school food authority (SFA) in Texas to assist them in fulfilling a National School Lunch Program requirement to notify students and their families about the availability of these summer meals. The posters must be displayed on campus and the information cards must be distributed to each student immediately upon the shipment’s arrival.
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March 1, 2022 -  Federally funded Summer Meal Programs help ensure children can enjoy a healthy summer and return to school in the fall ready to thrive. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is sending posters and information cards to every school food authority (SFA) in Texas to assist them in fulfilling a National School Lunch Program requirement to notify students and their families about the availability of these summer meals. Federal regulations require the SFA to make this notification even if it does not serve summer meals. This bulk shipment will be addressed to the child nutrition director (CND) and include three posters for each school and one information card for each student. The CND is responsible for distributing the correct number of materials to each school. The posters must be displayed on campus and the information cards must be distributed to each student immediately upon the shipment’s arrival.

* Please note this is an automatic shipment and no materials need to be ordered.

The estimated arrival date will vary among SFAs. CNDs should look for deliveries soon. Once the bulk shipment arrives, the CND is asked to open all boxes and distribute the materials to schools.

For more information and resources, please contact your Education Service Center (ESC) or visit SummerFood.org. Your Child Nutrition Director has also received a similar notification.

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