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Oregon Child Nutrition Programs COVID-19 Response and Resources

This page contains the most recent information and resources available on how the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is affecting Child Nutrition Programs in Oregon.

All Programs COVID Information

Program-Specific Information

Some information may be duplicated across multiple programs depending on its relevance

School Nutrition Programs

For regulation and additional information, not related to operation during COVID-19, visit the SNP Webpage

School Meal Programs Communications Toolkit

Schools and school districts returned to standard school meal programs on July 1, 2022 when federal waivers related to COVID ended. As a reminder, families have not needed to apply for free/reduced-price meals throughout the pandemic due to the federal waivers allowing all students to be served meals at no charge. 

As school districts transition to requiring applications, we encourage you to develop a communications and outreach plan to support families as they adjust to this process. Staff, please visit the SNP training page to view available trainings on this topic.

Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Program has developed resources to communicate the transition to the traditional meal service model as well as Oregon's Student Success Act nutrition initiatives to increase student access to meals at no cost in public schools. (Translations of materials coming soon)

In addition to the materials created by ODE CNP, USDA's Food and Nutrition Service has developed a comparison table designed to assist sponsors as they transition from the flexibilities in operations for School Year (SY) 2021-2022 to 2022-2023 SY.

Child and Adult Care Food Programs

For regulation and additional information, not related to operation during COVID-19, visit the CACFP Webpage

Summer Food Service Programs

For regulation and additional information, not related to operation during COVID-19, visit the SFSP Webpage

Let's show the nation how Oregon's Child Nutrition Programs are rising to meet the need of feeding children during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Share your District or Organizations' success stories with us by emailing ODE CNP at ODE Nutrition Programs

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