About Us

The Office of Child Nutrition, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, administers federal school nutrition programs – which include the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Summer Food Service Program.  The West Virginia Department of Education is dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to nutritious meals that support their well-being and readiness for learning.

Public Notice – Meal Pattern Waiver

The West Virginia Department of Education is seeking a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services. The purpose of this waiver is to support schools and communities in providing meals to children in areas affected by COVID-19 experiencing food shortages.  The waiver would allow sponsors to continue to provide reimbursable meals when food shortages occur and meeting meal pattern requirements is no longer feasible. For more information contact: Amanda Harrison, Executive Director, 304-558-3396, amanda.harrison@k12.wv.us.

Public Notification:

The West Virginia Department of Education is seeking a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services. The purpose of this waiver is to support schools and in providing Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Produce to children, in areas, experiencing school closures in response to COVID 19 outbreaks and/or mitigation efforts. The waiver would allow sponsors to continue to provide FFVP with the flexibility of not requiring students to be present for the distribution of the FFVP produce. For more information, please contact Bekki Leigh at bleigh@k12.wv.us.

Public Notification:

WVDE is seeking a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services to Seamless Summer Option and Summer Food Service Program sponsors to waive area eligibility requirements. The waiver would allow schools in areas not designated as high need to cover meals provided to students under the Emergency School Closure provision of the Summer Food Service Program or Seamless Summer Option. The purpose of this waiver is to support institutions and communities in providing meals to children in areas experiencing school closures in response to COVID-19. For more information please contact: Keri Kennedy, 304-558-3396, keri.kennedy@k12.wv.us.

Public Notification

The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act authorizes the provision of meals to children who are not in school during unanticipated school closures through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) or the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option (SSO). Under normal circumstances, these meals must be offered in a congregate setting (7 CFR 225.6)(e)(15)) and at non-school sites (7 CFR 225.6(d)(1)(iv)). However, during a public health emergency due to the novel coronavirus, social distancing may be necessary to avoid spread of the virus. To address this important issue, the West Virginia Department or Education is requesting a waiver enabling sponsors to serve meals in a non-congregate setting and at school sites during school closures related to the coronavirus. The West Virginia Department of Education then would be able to apply this waiver, as needed, to SFSP and SSO sponsors providing meals during unanticipated school closures due to the coronavirus.  For more information please contact: Samantha Snuffer-Reeves at snsnuffer@k12.wv.us.

Contact Us

  • Phone: (304) 558-3396

  • Fax: (304) 558-1149

  • Building 6, Room 750, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330