Food & Nutrition


Important USDA Waiver Information

  • The NV Department of Agriculture (NDA), Division of Food and Nutrition is requesting a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services for child nutrition program operators/sponsors of the SFSP or SSO affected by excessive heat. The purpose of this waiver is to support communities in providing meals to children in areas experiencing a health risk due to exposure to excessive heat. NDA requests to allow the state agency flexibilities in waiving congregant feeding requirements in affected areas/sites.
  •  The NV Department of Agriculture (NDA), Division of Food and Nutrition is requesting a consolidated waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services for child nutrition program operators/sponsors affected by COVID-19 to support communities in providing meals to children. This consolidated waiver would provide flexibility in meal service, as well as administrative and reporting processes.
  • The NV Department of Agriculture (NDA), Division of Food and Nutrition is requesting a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services for child nutrition program operators/sponsors affected by COVID-19 to support communities in providing meals to children. NDA requests to allow state agency deadline extensions to the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) provision.
  •  The NV Department of Agriculture (NDA), Division of Food and Nutrition is requesting a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services for child nutrition program operators/sponsors of the SFSP affected by poor air quality due to smoke advisories. The purpose of this waiver is to support communities in providing meals to children in areas experiencing a health risk due to poor air quality from excessive smoke due to wildfires. NDA requests to allow the state agency flexibilities in waiving congregant feeding requirements in affected areas/sites. https://agri.nv.gov/Food/Food/
  •  The NV Department of Agriculture (NDA), Division of Food and Nutrition is requesting a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services for child nutrition program operators/sponsors of the SFSP affected by COVID-19. The purpose of this waiver is to support communities in providing meals to children in areas experiencing school or facility closure in response to COVID-19. NDA requests to allow the state agency flexibilities in conducting and completing program sponsor administrative reviews and onsite compliance monitoring. 

  • The NV Department of Agriculture (NDA), Division of Food and Nutrition is requesting the following waivers from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services for child nutrition program operators of the SFSP affected by COVID-19. The purpose of this waiver is to support sponsors and organizations in providing meals to children in response to COVID-19 issues and challenges. NDA requests to waive requirements around: First Week Site Visits, Applications for Closed Enrolled Sites, Offer vs. Serve, and Meal Service Time Restrictions to allow flexibilities in these areas. 

  • The NV Department of Agriculture (NDA), Division of Food and Nutrition is requesting a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services for child nutrition program operators of the NSLP and SBP affected by COVID-19. The purpose of this waiver is to support schools in providing meals to children in areas experiencing school, district, or facility closure in response to COVID-19. NDA requests to allow the state agency flexibilities in conducting and completing program sponsor administrative reviews and onsite compliance monitoring.

  • 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

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

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        Division of Food and Nutrition

        The Division of Food and Nutrition (DFN) 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.

        DFN 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. DFN 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.  DFN staff also ensures the availability of wholesome, nutritious dairy products.

        The Division of Food and Nutrition administers the following programs:

          Community Nutrition

          School Nutrition

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            School Nutrition
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            Community Nutrition