Consolidated Appropriations Act Report Language on Waivers for School Breakfast and Smart Snacks

Last Published: 03/26/2014

The purpose of this memorandum is to inform State agencies and School Food Authorities (SFAs) that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) will not be providing waivers for School Breakfast (SBP) and Smart Snacks requirements that go into effect on July 1, 2014.

As you may know, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (P.L.113-76) included report language that directed USDA to establish a process, within 90 days of enactment, for States to grant waivers for the 2014-2015 School Year to any local educational agencies (LEAs) unable to operate their program without incurring increased costs if required to comply with the forthcoming Smart Snacks interim final rule and/or SBP requirements. USDA was further directed to provide such LEAs with technical assistance to help with implementation of the new nutrition standards in future years.

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