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Student Success & Wellness Bureau 2022-05-03T15:29:10-06:00


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The Student Success and Wellness Bureau (SSWB) administers the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Program for 210 School Food Authorities (Districts, Charters, BIE’s, Private and RCCI’s) across the state of New Mexico. The SSWB also implements the Education for Homeless Children Program, Services for Foster Care students, and the Migrant Education Program.


The SSWB is committed to ensuring all school-aged children have equal access to healthy meals and receive the resources needed to be successful in their educational goals and objectives.

SSWB Provides:

  • Reimbursement to School food authorities (SFAs) for meals and snacks that follow federal and state requirements, including offering free and reduced priced meals to eligible students.
  • Monitoring of SFAs and sponsors to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines and regulations.
  • In-person and online trainings, classes and workshops for school food service staff and stakeholders.
  • Offer targeted support and resources to promote program integrity, innovation and effectiveness.
  • Provide guidance and Support to Superintendents, Teachers, Business Managers, Food Service Directors, Migrant Directors, McKinney Vento Liaison, and other State of New Mexico Department staff.
  • Align ESSA plan to Migrant and Homeless Programs to increase student scores in targeted curriculum areas

SY21-22 NMPED State Oversight Waiver and Plan

Spring Forward with the NMPED SSWB Bureau

Spring Forward with SSWB Recordings/Resources

Spring Forward with SSWB Day 1 Survey Results

Spring Forward with SSWB Day 2 Survey Results

2022 Safe Schools, Safe Cafeterias

Afterschool Snack Program

Budgets and Allocations Spring Conference SY 21-22

CEP Presentation Spring 20-21

Claims and Requests for Reimbursement

Closing the Hunger Gap

Direct Certification and STARS

ECECD Programs

Food Service Management Contracts

Grant Allocations and Budget Awards

Nutrition & Meal Pattern Production Records Menus Meal Patterns

Preparing for your Administrative Review SY22-23

Procedures for SFAs – Standard Distributing Processing Determining Verifications

Professional Standards

Provision 2

Safe and Healthy Schools Wellness Policy Development for Healthier Schools

Smart Snacks A la Carte

Special Populations Homeless Students

STANDARD Spring 21-22

Directory of Summer Meal sites operated by the PED/ECECD please visit:

New Mexico Summer Food Sites 2021

Map and Location of New Mexico USDA-FNS Feeding Sites

Click: Map of New Mexico

Pandemic-EBT Information

P-EBT Update

Families of about 14,000 New Mexico students will receive retroactive benefits starting next week to cover the cost of free and reduced-price school meals their children missed in August and September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Benefits for missed school meals in October and November will be distributed in April. It is important that families understand that these Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfers (P-EBT) will cover only meals an eligible student missed under these conditions:

  • The student missed at least five straight days of school;
  • The absences were due to COVID-19 — either the student tested positive or the student was a close contact to a student who tested positive.
  • The absences were due to the student’s district/school being shut down due to positive COVID cases.

Read the complete memo here.

News Release: New Mexico to deliver over $1 million in food assistance

Presióne Soltar: Nuevo México entregará más de $1 millón en asistencia alimentaria Beneficio destinado a 14.250 escolares

PED/HSD P-EBT Customer Service Hotline- 1-833-415-0569

P-EBT Customer Service Replacement Card- 1-800-843-8303

Research Students Pandemic-EBT- Update Address Verification

Human Services Webpage on P-EBT

School Aged Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Q&A

Childcare Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Q&A

The deadline for parents to submit meal applications to their School Food Authority for the SY 20-21 Summer P-EBT benefits is on July 15, 2021. The submission of school meal applications after this deadline will not qualify their children for summer P-EBT benefits.

2021-2022 Webinar Presentations

NSLP Afterschool Snack 2021-2022

FFVP – SY21-22

SSO-Providing Meal Guidance SY 21-22

Waiver updates SY 21-22

SY 20-21 Meal Service Guidance

Production Record (PDF)

CEP Edit Check Worksheet with Instructions (XLS)

Standard and P2 Edit Checks (XLS)

USDA Nationwide Waivers for School Year 22-23

New Mexico’s Statewide Waiver SY 22-23

USDA Nationwide Waivers for School Year 21-22

Nationwide Waiver of Meal Time Requirements for SY 21-22

Nationwide Waiver to allow Non-Congregate Feeding for SY 21-22

Nationwide Waiver to Allow Offer Vs Serve Flexibility for Senior High Schools for SY 21-22

Nationwide Waiver to allow Seamless Summer through SY 21-22

Nationwide Waiver to allow SFPS Rates for SY 21-22

Nationwide Waiver to Allow Specific Meal Pattern Flexibility in CACFP for SY 21-22

Nationwide Waiver to Allow Specific School Meal Pattern Flexibility for SY 21-22

Nationwide Waiver Waiver Update for SY 21-22

Nationwide Waiver to allow Parents and Guardians to pick up Meals for Children for SY 21-22

Nationwide Waiver 93

Nationwide Waiver 94

Nationwide Waiver 95

Nationwide Waiver 96

Student Success and Wellness Bureau
New Mexico Public Education Department
Federal Building – 120 S. Federal Pl. Room 105
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Fax: 505-827-1815

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:

For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their sub recipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement

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: How to File a Complaint, 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.

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: How to File a Complaint. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

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

(3) correo electrónico:

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Page last updated May 3, 2022