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Local Wellness Policy (LWP) Triennial Assessment Extension

" June 1, 2022 - TDA was given the discretion to allow NSLP/SBP CEs to complete their first triennial Local Wellness Policy assessment by June 30, 2023. CEs electing to use the new deadline must inform TDA by July 15, 2022.
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June 1, 2022 - TDA was given the discretion to allow NSLP/SBP CEs to complete their first triennial Local Wellness Policy assessment by June 30, 2023. CEs electing to use the new deadline must inform TDA by July 15, 2022. TDA is developing an online form that will be available soon on the SquareMeals Intake Forms page (https://squaremeals.org/FandNResources/CoronavirusUpdateforContractingEntities/IntakeForms.aspx). CEs electing to use the June 30, 2023, deadline would complete a second triennial assessment by June 30, 2026.

Operators that are prepared to complete their triennial assessment by the extended date of June 30, 2022, are encouraged to do so.


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1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
 
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