Applying for this waiver, waives the requirements to serve meals that meet the meal pattern requirements during the public health emergency. To participate in this waiver, local education agencies (LEAs) must notify the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) by completing this form showing how you plan to utilize the waiver. FNS strongly encourages program operators to maintain and meet the nutrition standards to the greatest extent possible.

The Nutrition Program Specialist in your region will be contacting you upon completion of this waiver to conduct technical assistance. 

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* 1. LEA Agreement Number

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* 2. Food Service Contact Phone Number

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* 3. Alternate Contact Phone Number

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* 4. Food Service Contact Email Address

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by statute in its programs and activities. Inquiries related to department programs and to the location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible by persons with disabilities may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Director of Civil Rights Compliance and MOA Coordinator (Title VI/Title IX/504/ADA/ADAAA/Age Act/GINA/USDA Title VI), 5th Floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480; telephone number 573-526-4757 or TTY 800-735-2966; email civilrights@dese.mo.gov.

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