Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services Vision Statement

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

We Have Moved - As of March 1, 2021

New Address

Mailing address (USPS)                                      Shipping Address (FedEx, UPS)

PO Box 94987                                                         500 S 84 St,  2nd Floor

Lincoln NE 68509-4987                                       Lincoln NE 68510-2611

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.

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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.


CNP Waivers At a Glance Document

Access the CNP Waivers at a Glance   document to see the latest information from the USDA related to Child Nutrition Programs

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.

Updated April 13, 2021 11:01am