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Student Success & Wellness Bureau 2023-10-05T09:32:01-06:00


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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.


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


Governor Lujan-Grisham Signs SB-4 Healthy

Universal School Meals

Senate Bill 4 Signing

Senate Bill 4 Signing

Senate Bill 4 Universal Free Meals Information:

Senate Bill 4 Healthy Universal Meals



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

New Mexico Summer Food Sites

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

USDA Nationwide Waivers for School Year 23-24


NM PED AR Cycle Waiver Request- Revised 8.23.23

New Mexico’s Statewide Waiver Checklist


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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. mail:U.S. Department of AgricultureOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. fax:(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or


De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles. La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Personas con discapacidad que requieran medios alternos de comunicación para obtener información sobre el programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano), debe ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) donde solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas o con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339. Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA que puede obtenerse en línea en:, en cualquier oficina del USDA, llamando al (833) 620-1071, o escribiendo una carta dirigida al USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse por:

(1)correo:Food and Nutrition Service,

USDA1320 Braddock Place, Room 334

Alexandria, VA 22314;o

(2)fax:(833)-256-1665, o (202)-690-7442;o bienpor

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Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.

FNS Non-Discrimination Statement
Accessibility Assistance
Accessibility Information (ADA)
Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Page last updated October 5, 2023