Free COVID-19 Resources

Back-to-School Meal Service

Tools, checklists, guides, templates, and more to help you during COVID-19 meal services.

Community Calls

Community Calls

Reopening Guidance for Schools

Reopening Guidance

USDA Policy Updates

Face Mask

Safety Precautions

School Meal Service

Meal Service

School Nutrition Marketing

Communications

Child Nutrition Leadership

Leadership

Join Us for the Next Community Call!

Join LunchAssist and Center for Ecoliteracy as we review the most recent policy updates, resources, and tools to help you prepare for SY 20-21 meal service. During these Zoom calls, we review the share best practices and lessons learned from school districts and allied organizations across the U.S, and leave time at the end for discussions and questions too!

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June 4, 2020

Recording & Chat Box

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May 14, 2020

Recording & Chat Box

May 7, 2020

Recording & Chat Box

Reopening Guidances

 

Want to read the official Child Nutrition Responses? Click on one of the links below. Prefer to see it all at a glance? Check out our Waiver Summary Chart. Want to check that you've done everything you need to be in compliance? Download our Waiver Checklist. Tools and resources to keep you on track throughout the Emergency Feeding period.

Updated July 7, 2020.

Reopening Considerations Checklist

Successful planning is in the details. We've got you covered, to make sure you don't miss any!

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Reopening Planning Matrixes

Developed by the Center for Ecoliteracy and a task force of your peers, including LunchAssist.

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Reopening Guidances Resource Tracker

Not sure which guidance(s) you should review? Check out this cheat sheet from No Kid Hungry for a super helpful assist.

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School Food Service Safety Precautions
Considerations for Schools

Centers for Disease Control

May 19, 2020

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School Food Service Safety Precautions Tip Sheet English and Spanish
Stronger Together

California Dpt. of Education

June 2020

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COVID-19 Industry Guidance

California Dpt. of Public Health

June 5, 2020

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USDA Policy Updates

 

Want to read the official Child Nutrition Responses? Click on one of the links below. Prefer to see it all at a glance? Check out our Waiver Chart. Want to check that you've done everything you need to be in compliance? Download our Waiver Checklist. Tools and resources to keep you on track throughout the Emergency Feeding period.

Updated July 7, 2020.

USDA Waiver Checklist

To-do list with links for all CA Waiver Surveys for NSLP + SBP, SSO, SFSP, and CACFP.

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USDA Waiver Chart

All your waiver updates, organized into one convenient chart.

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Paperwork to Keep on File

Stay in compliance for your next audit by keeping all the appropriate documentation during COVID-19.

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Child Nutrition Responses
Q + A Memos

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

 

Reviewed by physicians and public health professionals, these resources were synthesized based on the best information for keeping school nutrition professionals safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

School Food Service Safety Precautions

COVID-19 Safety Toolkit

for Directors

Keep your staff and students safe with the recommendations outlined in our School Food Service Safety Precautions Toolkit.

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School Food Service Safety Precautions Tip Sheet English and Spanish

Safety Tip Sheet

(English + Spanish)

Need a shorter version of our full Safety Toolkit? Print this bite-sized tip sheet and share with your staff to keep them up-to-date on safety recommendations.

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Face Mask Tip Sheet

(English + Spanish)

Train your staff to put on, use, and remove a face covering safely. 

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School Food Service Safety Precautions

Fever or Cough Poster

(English + Spanish)

Keep your staff and students safe with the recommendations outlined in our School Food Service Safety Precautions Toolkit.

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School Food Service Safety Precautions Tip Sheet English and Spanish

Social Distancing Cards

(English + Spanish)

Download these visual reminders for staff to maintain social distancing throughout meal production and service.

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Sample Social Distancing + Sanitizing Protocol

San Diego County

Download PDF and customize for your district as needed. Keep on file and share with staff.

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COVID-19 Emergency Meal Service

 

Catch up on all of the relevant regulations and best practices for emergency meal services.

School Food Service Safety Precautions

Emergency Meal Service Toolkit 

for SNP's

Recommendations for operating emergency meal service programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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School Food Service Safety Precautions Tip Sheet English and Spanish

Food Safety Cards

(English + Spanish)

Printable 4x4 cards to send home with families.

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Fillable Meal Service Flyers

(English + Spanish)

Download Word document, save to your computer, fill in details, and print or share online!

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School Food Service Safety Precautions

Fillable Menu Templates 

(English + Spanish)

Menu templates for Breakfast and Lunch. Download Word document, save to computer, fill in details, and print, post online or on social media!

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School Food Service Safety Precautions Tip Sheet English and Spanish

MPR Template

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Download Excel spreadsheet, save to computer, and print for use during Emergency Meal Service.

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Daily Meal Count Form

For Sites Using Clickers

Download Excel spreadsheet, save to computer, and print for use during Emergency Meal Service.

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School Food Service Safety Precautions

Daily Meal Count Form 

For Sites Using Tallies

Download Word document, save to computer, and print for use during Emergency Meal Service.

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School Food Service Safety Precautions Tip Sheet English and Spanish

HACCP Plan

Supplement for COVID-19

Download Word document, save to computer, and customize for your district as needed. Add to district HACCP binder and share with staff.

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Sample Parent Pick-Up Protocol

Required for Waiver #5

Download Word document, save to computer, and customize for your district as needed. Keep on file for your next audit.

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School Food Service Safety Precautions

USDA Tip Sheet 

Parent Pick-Up of Meals

Resource for CNP's opting to allow parent pick-up of meals and snacks.

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USDA Tip Sheet

SSO: Bulk Meals

Resource for SSO programs providing multiple meals in "Bulk" packages.

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COVID-19 Communications

 

Engage your community with these ready-to-go social media graphics. Download and repost on Instagram and Facebook!

Leading through a Crisis

 

Tools to help build stronger teams, streamline your work, and become a more effective leader during these uncertain times.

School Food Service Safety Precautions

Daily Checklist 

for Directors

Take care of your team during COVID-19 with these simple tips and practices.

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Daily Check-in

Questions to Ask Your Team

Empower your staff to communicate important details with 5 questions.

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