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State Meal Mandate for School Year 2021–22


Management Bulletin (MB) SNP-07-2021 California’s State Meal Mandate for School Year (SY) 2021–22, has been updated. The MB reflects the requirement to provide one nutritionally adequate meal every school day applies when students are on campus, and no longer includes students engaged in distance learning.

This MB provides information and guidance for the 2021–22 SY only. The Nutrition Services Division will provide additional and updated guidance that addresses the 2022–23 SY California Universal Meals Program established under Assembly Bill 130 in a forthcoming MB.

This MB is available on the California Department of Education School Nutrition Program (SNP) Management Bulletins web page.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the subject, please contact your county’s SNP Specialist. A list of SNP Specialists is available in the Download Forms section of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment SystemExternal link opens in new window or tab., Form ID Caseload. You can also contact Jeremy Partsch, SNP Unit Office Technician, by phone at 916-322-3005 or 800-952-5609, Option 2, or by email at jpartsch@cde.ca.gov to be directed to your SNP Specialist.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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