NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect until at least April 20, 2020.
Emergency Meal Programs: The State Department of Education is authorizing two distinct categories of COVID-19 Emergency Meal Programs in accordance with federal requirements: 1) COVID-19 Emergency Meal Program Limited to Students Attending School in Specific Districts. School districts on this list are only authorized to serve meals to students attending their schools, and any other child age 18 years or younger residing in the same household; 2) COVID-19 Community-wide Emergency Meal Program for Children. Any child age 18 years or younger can receive meal(s) at any meal service and distribution sites in these towns/cities. They do not have to be a resident or attend school in these towns/cities. Check these links often as more locations continue to be added.

Healthy Food Certification (HFC)



Overview of HFC Documentation Forms

All public schools that have chosen to implement HFC under Section 10-215f of the Connecticut General Statutes must submit the online HFC Compliance Form to the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) by November 30 of each year. In addition, selected school districts must also submit lists of foods and beverages sold to students from all sources.

Documentation Requirements for All HFC Districts

All districts must submit the online Healthy Food Certification Compliance Form by November 30, 2019

Healthy Food Certification Compliance Form
All HFC districts must complete this online survey.

Additional Documentation Requirements for Selected HFC Districts

In addition to submitting the online Healthy Food Certification Compliance form, the districts listed on the handout, Districts Required to Submit Lists of Foods and Beverages for School Year 2019-20, must submit lists of foods and beverages sold to students. These lists must be e-mailed to the CSDE, following the instructions on page 6 of Guidance for HFC Documentation. Do NOT submit these lists if your district is not listed.