This interim rule amends Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) regulations to incorporate nondiscretionary changes made by the Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act of 1994, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, and the William F. Goodling Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998.
Program changes include easing restrictions of participation by private nonprofit organizations and food service management companies, streamlining rules for schools to encourage program sponsorship, reducing paperwork burdens for State agencies, and other provisions to improve Program operations. As required by law, these changes were implemented by the dates mandated by the statutes. This rule updates the SFSP regulations. In addition, this rule makes minor technical changes to the meal pattern requirements to conform the standards to those used in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program