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  Community Eligibility Provision: Eligible and Potentially Eligible Sites
The list of Texas sites eligible and potentially eligible to participate in community eligibility provision is available on our CEP page.  >>
  Tentative 2014-15 Administrative Review Schedule
The tentative list of School CEs to receive administrative reviews (ARs) in school year 2014-15 has been posted on the NSLP Administration & Forms page.  >>
  RECALL: AdvancePierre Chicken Breast Fritters for Chicken Frying
AdvancePierre Foods, an Enid, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.  >>
  Waiver Memo for School Breakfast Program and Smart Snacks
USDA has announced that no waivers will be granted for the School Breakfast Program and Smart Snacks requirements that go into effect July 1, 2014.  >>
  Seamless Summer Option (SSO) Age/Grade Group Meal Pattern Portion Sizes Waiver
The form SNP-104, Seamless Summer Option (SSO) Age/Grade Group Meal Pattern Portion Sizes Waiver, has been posted in TX-UNPS under "Download Forms."  >>
  Universal Breakfast Waiver
The form SNP-103, Universal Breakfast Waiver, has been posted in TX-UNPS under "Download Forms."  >>
  International School Meals Day: March 6
March 6, 2014, is International School Meals Day -- an opportunity for students to explore different cultures through food and nutrition.  >>
  NEW! Farm to School Grant Funding
USDA has announced the next round of Farm to School Grant funding, to assist eligible entities in planning and implementing programs that improve access to local foods in schools.  >>
  Mentor's Generosity Ensures Students at a Houston Elementary School Get a Hot Meal
February 6, 2014 -- A mentor at Valley Oaks Elementary in Houston paid off the negative balances of students’ meal accounts after being inspired by the story of children at a Utah school having their meals thrown away because there were no funds in their accounts.  >>
  RECALL: Beef Tongue Products
National Beef Packing Company, a Dodge City, Kan., establishment, is recalling approximately 690 pounds of beef tongue root filet products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.  >>

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