Food & Nutrition


Important USDA Waiver Information

  • The NV Department of Agriculture (NDA), Food and Nutrition Division (FND) is requesting a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services for child nutrition program operators/sponsors of the NSLP, SBP, and SFSP affected by COVID-19. The purpose of this waiver is to support schools and communities in providing meals to children in areas experiencing school, district or facility closure in response to COVID-19. NDA-FND requests to allow the state agency flexibilities in conducting and completing program sponsor administrative reviews and onsite compliance monitoring. Waiver request.
  • NDA is requesting a waiver for child nutrition program operators of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) affected by COVID-19. The waiver request is to allow for alternative locations for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).
  • NDA is requesting a waiver for child nutrition program operators of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) affected by COVID-19. The waiver request is to allow for parent/guardian pick-up for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).
  • NDA is requesting a waiver for child nutrition program operators of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) affected by COVID-19. The waiver request is to allow for Provision 2 Base Year Annualization at affected schools.
  • The Nevada department of Agriculture (NDA) received approval for a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture to support schools and communities in providing meals to children in areas experiencing school or district closure in response to COVID-19. The waiver allows for serving meals and snack in a “grab and go” style to children 18 years of age and under at school or designated sites. The purpose is to limit interaction and proximity to other participants, reducing the risk of COVID-19 exposure.
  • The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) also received approval for a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture to support schools and communities in providing meals to children in areas experiencing school or district closure in response to COVID-19. The waiver allows for schools and sites in areas not designated as high needs to offer meals to children 18 years of age and younger.

 

Contact

Food and Nutrition Division
Phone: (775) 353-3758
Fax: (775) 353-3749
fnd@agri.nv.gov

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        Food and Nutrition Division

        The Food and Nutrition Division (FND) provides access to nutritious food to Nevada children, seniors, and other populations in need. It also ensures the availability of quality dairy products and promotes an economically viable business climate for Nevada dairy producers and processors.

        FND provides nutrition assistance through entitlement reimbursement programs to assist local school districts and other nonprofit and for profit sponsors to ensure that children are well nourished, healthy, and ready to learn. FND also administers USDA Foods distribution programs to improve the nutritional status of children, adults and seniors in need and to assist and strengthen the American agricultural market through 100% American-grown USDA foods.  FND staff also ensures the availability of wholesome, nutritious dairy products.

        The Food and Nutrition Division administers the following programs:

          Community Nutrition

          School Nutrition

          • School Nutrition
          • Community Nutrition