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.

Special Milk Program (SMP)

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The SMP provides reimbursement for milk served to children in schools, child care institutions, and eligible camps that do not participate in other U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs. Schools in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP) may also participate in the SMP to provide milk to children in half-day pre- kindergarten and kindergarten programs where children do not have access to the USDA's school meal programs.

The SMP requires specific types of milk for each age group.

  • Age 1: Unflavored whole milk
  • Ages 2-5: Unflavored low-fat (1%) or fat-free milk
  • Ages 6 and older: Low-fat (1%) or fat-free milk (unflavored or flavored)

Milk must meet all state and local standards, and contain vitamins A and D at levels specified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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