H.R.6203: COVID-19 Child Nutrition Response Act


COVID-19 Child Nutrition Response Act (H.R. 6203) allows the Secretary of Agriculture to waive meal pattern requirements in child nutrition programs if there is a disruption to the food supply as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. Provides the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to issue nationwide school meal waivers during the COVID-19 emergency, which will eliminate paperwork for states and help more schools quickly adapt and utilize flexibilities. The bill also allows the USDA to grant waivers to allow participants to be certified for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) without being physically present at the WIC clinic. Additionally, gives the USDA the authority to waive administrative requirements that are barriers to serving WIC participants during the coronavirus outbreak and allows all child and adult care centers to operate as non-congregate.

This bill was incorporated into the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) which was signed into law on March 18th.


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Date Introduced

March 11, 2020


House Education and Labor Committee

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Introduced or Prefiled