The Agency of Education administers federal programs that support nutritious meals and snacks in schools, childcare settings, summer program sites, and adult day centers, ensuring that nutritious, high-quality meals and snacks are served to program participants in all eligible sites in Vermont. The Agency supports program sponsors through program guidance, technical assistance, training, monitoring and evaluation to ensure that every program receives the maximum federal and state funding available.
Civil Rights Requirements of the Federal Child Nutrition Programs
School Food Authorities are required to administer child nutrition programs in accordance with all non-discrimination laws, regulations, instructions, policies, and guidance. This includes the need to do annual training on civil rights in the context of child nutrition programs. We have prepared training materials to help inform you of how to be in compliance with civil rights requirements and to fulfill your annual training needs.
The Annual Training Agenda of Required Topics and Attendance Sheet should be used by everyone.
- Child Nutrition Civil Rights Training Documentation
- Instructional Manual
- Civil Rights Training PowerPoint
- SFA Civil Rights Complaint Procedure Template
- Accommodating Children with Disabilities in the School Meal Programs Manual
- Vermont Medical Statement Form
Public Notices and Waivers
- Vermont Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) closed enrolled sites waiver request
- Vermont Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) first-week visit waiver request
- Vermont Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) offer vs. serve (OVS) to non -school food authority sponsors (SFA) waiver request
- Vermont Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) time requirements waiver