Recap on SY2021-22 Waivers

The USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) division extended nationwide waivers just in time for the 2021-2022 school year. For many school districts and families, it’s a sigh of relief: Another year of guaranteed meals for students and more time for district administrators to regroup and readjust post-pandemic.

It’s the mission of FNS to “support a successful school reopening,” in a way that will help to ”to increase funding, support access, and balance operational needs with the goal of providing nutritious meals.”

Whether you’re an SFA or a State Agency, here’s the latest recap on Nationwide Waivers for School Year 2021-2022:

Meal Service

Meal Pattern Flexibility

Area Eligibility


As we all transition back to “normal” operations, both at home and work, these waivers provide much needed assistance to help our schools and families get there. Here’s to a great summer and an even better school year! 

For more information, please visit the FNS website