Federal School Meal Flexibility Extended

The USDA announced Tuesday, April 20, 2021, it would continue the free meal opportunities to schools and child care facilities for next school year. The rule enables Stanfield School District to continue to offer meals free of charge to our students.

"Schools nationwide will be allowed to serve meals through USDA’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO), which is typically only available during the summer months. This option maintains the nutrition standards of the standard school meal programs – including a strong emphasis on providing fruits and vegetables, fluid milk, whole grains, and sensible calorie levels, while allowing schools to serve free meals to all children."

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