Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

During School Year 2021-2022, USDA is offering flexibilities in response to public health needs and to ease administrative burden, while still promoting nutritious meals. Learn more about adjusting meal service operations during the dynamic school year ahead. Share strategies that have worked for your school by emailing

School nutrition professionals with hundreds of bulk school meal bags

Summary of Flexibilities

school nutrition professionals preparing meals in the school kitchen

Table of Flexibilities

Randolph County Schools

Flexibilities in Practice

Procurement and Menu Planning Strategies
School Meals Supply Chain
Parent and child talking about the school lunch menu posted on the refrigerator at home

Customizable Letter to Families About School Menus

School Meals Grab n' Go Newsletter graphic art

Making Last-Minute Substitutions

School Meals Grab n' Go graphic art

Adding to Meals from Home

school graphic

Back to School Resource Kit