Resource | Webinars/Videos
Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods - Using Specifications to Target Local Products

In this webinar, the fifth in the series, we discuss how schools can purchase local products by using product specifications, vendor requirements and evaluation criteria. For example, schools can require that vendors offer farm visits or origin labeling, or a school might request a variety of product only grown in the nearby region.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0006
FY 2014 State Reporting of SNAP Benefits Funding in Connection With A-133 Single Audits

This memorandum provides guidance on reporting expenditures of SNAP funds in order to comply with reporting requirements of OMB Circular A-133 and OMB guidance implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Our Oct. 31, 2013 subject memorandum pertained to A-133 audits of Fiscal Year 2013. This memorandum updates that document by providing parallel information on Fiscal Year 2014 audits.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Foster Care Letter

The Departments of Agriculture, Education and Health and Human Services issued a tri-agency letter outlining the categorical eligibility of children and youth in foster care for free school meals.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0071
Sale of Safeway to AB Acquisition

This policy memorandum provides guidance to state agencies on authorization of vendors impacted by the sale of Safeway, Inc. (Safeway) to AB Acquisition, LLC (Albertsons).

WIC Policy Memorandum #2015-1
Resource | Webinars/Videos
Summer Meals: Responsibilities and Opportunities for Schools

The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 solidified the partnership of schools and summer meals by ensuring that schools work with summer meal sponsors to inform families of the availability of free summer meals for the children they serve during the school year.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0026
Criteria for Waiving the WIC Vendor Preauthorization Visit

This policy memorandum implements the vendor preauthorization provision of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2014 which was enacted Jan. 17, 2014.

2014-7
Resource | Webinars/Videos
Keeping Schools Involved in Summer Meals

School authorities, teachers, community organizations, and parents are interested in getting involved in summer feeding?  Our webinar  "Keeping Schools Involved in Summer Meals" presents examples of schools that have made the Summer Food Service Program successful. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0014
New Q&As Related to the Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the NSLP

Attached are revised Questions and Answers related to the final rule entitled, Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

SP26-2014
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0011
School Food Authorities Purchasing Produce from Department of Defense Vendors using Section 4 and 11 FFVP Funds

This memorandum clarifies how School Food Authorities may use funds provided under Sections 4 and 11 or 19 of the National School Lunch Act to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program vendors.

FD-133
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0010
School Food Authorities Purchasing Produce from US DoD Vendors Using Section 4 & 11 or FFVP Funds

This memorandum clarifies how SFAs may use funds provided under Sections 4 and 11 or 19 of the National School Lunch Ac to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program vendors.

SP25-2014