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Originally published as "Florida Parents, Take Advantage of Your Local Summer Feeding Program," Tampa Bay Times, May 18, 2021.
With summer vacation right around the corner, parents and families must exercise every option to ensure their children receive nutritious meals over the summer.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently issued pandemic flexibilities for schools and daycare facilities through June 2022 to help them continue to provide healthy meals and reopen safely. Families across Florida can and should take advantage of these programs while they exist.