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Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0130

Guidelines for Policy Statement When Serving Meals or Milk Without Separate Charge

All school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch, Commodity School, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs must submit a free and reduced price policy statement pursuant to 7 CFR Part 245.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0082

Use of School and Census Data

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide additional guidance on the use of school and census data to establish area eligibility in CACFP, SFSP, and the Seamless Summer Option of the NSLP. In addition, this memorandum consolidates previous guidance and simplifies the area eligibility determination process to reduce administrative burdens on state agencies and program operators.

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Resource | Webinars/Videos

Administrative Review: Special Provision Options

This webinar is the sixth in a series of administrative review training webinars designed to complement in-person trainings conducted in spring 2013. These webinars are designed to provide state agency reviewers with additional knowledge and skills needed to conduct administrative reviews to assess a school food authority's compliance with child nutrition program requirements. This webinar delivers additional training on how to conduct an administrative review for SFAs participating in special provision options.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0072

Questions and Answers: Use of SAE Funds and SAE Reallocation Funds in the Food Distribution Program for Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum clarifies the uses of State Administrative Expense funds for administrative and other expenses incurred in the food distribution program for child nutrition programs.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0054

School Nutrition Program Administrative Reviews: Assessing Compliance with Dietary Specifications Using a USDA-Approved Menu Planning Tool for Certification for Six Cent Reimbursement

FNS recently released the new Administrative Review Guidance Manual, which includes four options that state agencies may use to assess compliance with Dietary Specifications – calories, saturated fat, and sodium – requirements. 

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Resource | Policy | FNS-GD-2013-0036

Federal Small Purchase Threshold Adjustment

This memo clarifies the small purchase threshold applicable to procurements under FNS programs.

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Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0020

Variations in Meal Requirements for Religious Reasons: Jewish Schools, Institutions and Sponsors

This instruction is intended to clarify allowable variations to child nutrition program food components in order to meet religious needs among Jewish schools, institutions and sponsors. 

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0006

Tax Exempt Status for Private Nonprofit Organizations in CACFP and SFSP

This memorandum provides updated guidance and clarification regarding the eligibility of private nonprofit organizations and churches seeking participation as sponsors in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.

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Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1988-0015

Handling Lost, Stolen and Misused Meal Tickets

This Instruction sets forth policy with respect to needy students who report lost or stolen meal tickets in schools and institutions that participate in the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Commodity School or Special Milk Programs.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1988-0014

Prohibition Against Denying Meals and Milk to Children as a Disciplinary Action

This Instruction prohibits the denial of meals and milk as a disciplinary action against any child who is enrolled in a school participating in the Chile Nutrition Programs. Such denial of meals or milk is inconsistent with Section 2 and 9 of the National School Lunch Act and Sections 2,3, and 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966.

FNS Instruction 791-1 REV. 1