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SSO and SFSP Integrity Plan


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The California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division (NSD) recognizes the challenge of providing nutritious meals to students everyday while trying to keep up with the numerous changes, flexibilities, and nationwide waivers that have gone into effect over the past several months. As part of receiving the national waivers, program operators are required to have a plan in place to ensure program integrity while operating under numerous COVID-19 waivers. The NSD has developed a Seamless Summer Option (SSO) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Integrity Plan guide to support program operators.

When operating under the various waivers, program operators are required to maintain written procedures to avoid duplicate meals served to a child during meal service distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SSO and SFSP Integrity Plan Guide will assist program operators in the development of standard operating procedures and help identify some of the required documents program operators must collect and maintain to meet SSO and SFSP requirements. This guide also provides prompting questions that program operators should consider and answer when developing an integrity plan.

The SSO and SFSP Integrity Plan Guide is available on the Resources tab of the COVID-19 Guidance in the Child Nutrition Programs web page.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact your Field Services Unit (FSU) Child Nutrition Consultant (CNC). The FSU CNC list is available in the Download Forms section of the CNIPS, Form ID Caseload.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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