Whole Grain Rich Exemptions
USDA memo SP 32-2017 allows state agencies to extend exemptions of whole grain-rich (WGR) requirements to school food authorities (SFAs) demonstrating hardship in procuring compliant WGR products that are acceptable to students through school year 2017-2018. SFAs must submit this form and supporting documentation (e.g. photos, meal count records, student survey, etc.) to request an exemption. Approvals are valid through school year 2017-2018 and only granted for specific products listed. Exemptions approved in and prior to school year 2016-2017 do not require re-approval for school year 2017-2018. If you experience difficulty with other whole grain-rich products during the school year, please submit an additional form listing all new enriched products the SFA intends to use.
School Food Authority (SFA) Name
What enriched products does the SFA plan to use?
Please list all products intended for use.
Describe the SFA’s efforts to find ways to comply with the whole grain-rich requirement:
Describe the SFA’s plan to achieve future compliance with the full whole grain-rich requirement once the exemption expires:
Justification for request
Limited product availability
Unacceptable product quality
Poor student acceptability
Please attach supporting product documentation demonstrating hardship for each item listed:
SFA contact authorizing request
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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