Through state legislation or district policy changes, states and localities have taken a variety of steps to increase participation in school breakfast.
New legislation extends the USDA's authority to issue nationwide waivers for Summer 2022 operations, provides more limited nationwide waiver authority for School Year 2022-2023, and offers additional per-meal reimbursement rates for one year.
The table conveniently details all of the nationwide waivers and guidance issued to date by the USDA in response to the coronavirus.
This summary provides details on the provisions of the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act.
Congress recently passed legislation that creates new, permanent options for ensuring more children have access to the nutritious food they need over the summer.