Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services Vision Statement

Nutrition Services provides leadership that inspires service of nutritious meals to children, students and adults.

Nutrition Services Calendar of Events

Nutrition Services Calendar of Events

November 2021

Contact Us

For general program questions or issues you encounter with the webpage please contact the Office of Nutrition Services at or (402) 471-2488(800) 731-2233; Fax (402) 471-4407.


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PO Box 94987                                                                                            500 S 84th St

Lincoln, NE 68509-4987                                                                        Lincoln NE 68510

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Nebraska Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-BET)

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is part of the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (PL 116–127), as amended by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act (PL 116-159), provides the Secretary of Agriculture authority to approve state agency plans to administer P-EBT.    Based on updated USDA guidance, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have teamed up to simplify the administration and distribution of P-EBT funds.  The simplified approach aims to identify eligible students by using the Launch Nebraska website in addition to student eligibility data provided by school districts to the P-EBT File Upload App in the NDE Portal.

NDE has been granted P-EBT Local Level Administrative Cost Grant Awards to reimburse Local Education Agencies (LEAs) for allowable administrative costs incurred in the delivery of P-EBT. Examples of allowable reimbursable costs under this grant include limited salaries of personnel, supplies, support services (including contracts for staffing or system-related work which shows clear allocation to the FY 2021 P-EBT Program), or other expenses associated with the FY 2021 P-EBT program.

LEAs can submit expenses to NDE at two intervals: May 7, 2021 and August 6, 2021. In order to receive reimbursement, LEAs must submit the Reimbursable Expenses Template, supporting documentation and form 28-003 (see linked documents below).

Emergency School Foodservice Guidance

Nutrition Services and Nebraska Extension have worked together to develop a comprehensive framework for foodservice directors in the event that all foodservice personnel are away from school due to Covid-19 or quarantine. The Emergency School Foodservice Guidance document includes an emergency checklist, safe food handling procedures and easy-to-prepare menus among other resources to support the continued service of nutritious food to students.

COVID-19 Program Specific Documents




  • Request to waive the on-site monitoring requirements for sponsors of family day care homes during pandemic situations.


  • USDA CACFP Flexibilities During COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruptions: (1) This memorandum provides guidance on current meal pattern flexibilities in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and opportunities for State agency and sponsoring organization discretion while monitoring meal pattern compliance during COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. (2) This memorandum applies to State agencies and sponsoring organizations administering the Child and Adult Care Food Program.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

December 2021
Updated November 23, 2021 8:45am