COVID-19: CDE Handout and Fact Sheets
The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) deeply appreciates your continued efforts and service during this national pandemic crisis. In order to assist our local educational agency partners, the CDE NSD created additional resources to support your operations during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- We Want to Keep You Healthy and Safe: A simple food safety guideline for families receiving meals. This handout has been updated after receiving feedback regarding the document layout. This document includes instructions and a two-page handout intended to be printed front and back by School Nutrition Program (SNP) Seamless Summer Option, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and Summer Food Service Program Operators during COVID-19 school closures or site dismissals and included in meals given to eligible families. This handout is available to view and download in English and Spanish at Food Safety handout (English and Spanish) (PDF).
- Providing Bulk Foods During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A questions and answers fact sheet for Child Nutrition Program Operators regarding bulk foods and bulk milk distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please go to the Providing Bulk Foods During the Covid-19 Pandemic fact sheet (PDF) to download and view the fact sheet.
- Creating an Emotionally Healthy and Safe Child Nutrition Environment in Challenging Times: A guide for program operators to protect their health and create an emotionally healthy and safe environment for their staff, the students, and the families they serve during the COVID-19. This handout is available to view and download in English at Creating an Emotionally Healthy and Safe Child Nutrition Environment in Challenging Times fact sheet (English) (PDF) and in Spanish at Creating an Emotionally Healthy and Safe Child Nutrition Environment in Challenging Times fact sheet (Spanish) (PDF).
For more comprehensive COVID-19 Guidance, please visit the School and Child and Adult Day Care Meals web page.
If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact the following programs:
If you have questions regarding the School Breakfast Program or National School Lunch Program, please email SNPINFO@cde.ca.gov.
Summer Meal Programs
If you have questions regarding CACFP, please email CACFPWAIVER@cde.ca.gov.