Food and Nutrition Waivers
The United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. USDA defines the rules and regulations for the program operations. Periodically, the USDA revisits the program rules and regulations and allows certain flexibilities or waivers. To apply for flexibility or a waiver, click on the survey link following the flexibility or waiver listed below.
Confirmation Review Official Waiver Application
USDA requires all Local Educational Agencies to conduct a verification process on a sample of free and reduced price student meal applications collected in a school year. Prior to any other verification activity, a Local Educational Agencies official, other than the official who made the initial eligibility determination, must review each approved application selected for verification to ensure that the initial determination was accurate. This requirement is waived (annually) if the Local Educational Agencies uses a technology-based system that demonstrates a high level of accuracy in processing an initial eligibility determination. To apply for the Confirmation Review Official Waiver Application, please click here.
Paid lunch equity exemption request
School Food Authorities may request an exemption from the Paid Lunch Equity requirement if the school food authority is certified as meeting the meal pattern requirements and can demonstrate that the required increase to paid lunch prices or revenue contributions would cause the school food authority to exceed the 3-month operating balance limit. Click here for the school year 2017-2018 Paid Lunch Equity Exemption form. Email completed forms to Dawn Jackson at Dawn.Jackson@education.ohio.gov.
Whole Grain-Rich Product Waiver
To obtain a waiver from the whole grain-rich product requirement in school breakfast and lunch programs, please complete this Whole Grain-Rich Product Waiver click here.
Waivers from the whole grain-rich product requirement in school breakfast and lunch programs are available for the 2017-2018 school year.
LOW-FAT FLAVORED MILK EXEMPTION REQUEST
To obtain an exemption to offer low-fat flavored milk in the school breakfast, school lunch and afterschool care snack programs, click here
. If approved, the exemption is valid through the 2017-2018 school year.
Age/Grade Group Separation Waiver (Residential Centers)
To obtain waiver to the National School Lunch Program age/grade group separation requirements for planning and serving school breakfast and lunch program reimbursable meals, please send a written request or email to Brigette Hires, Office for Child Nutrition.
Last Modified: 6/15/2017 9:41:05 AM