Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Revisions and Clarifications in Requirements for the Processing of Donated Foods

This rule proposes to revise and clarify requirements for the processing of donated foods, in order to incorporate processing options tested in demonstration projects, to more effectively ensure accountability for donated foods provided for processing, and to streamline current reporting and review requirements.

Resource | Comment Request
Proposed Rule: Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions; Extension of Comment Period

The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, is extending the public comment period on the proposed rule entitled “Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions,” which was published in the Federal Register on June 8, 2006.

Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007)

Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under NSLP (7 CFR Part 210) and per lunch and supper under CACFP (7 CFR Part 226) shall be 16.75 cents for the period July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: For-Profit Center Participation in the CACFP

This rule adopts without change the interim rule, published on July 27, 2005, which added a provision to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulations authorizing for-profit centers providing child care or outside-school-hours care to participate based on the income eligibility of 25 percent of children in care for free or reduced price meals.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates
CACFP: National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes (July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007)

This notice announces the annual adjustments to: The national average payment rates for meals and supplements served in child care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, at-risk afterschool care centers, and adult day care centers; the food service payment rates for meals and supplements served in day care homes; and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: CACFP Age Limits for Children Receiving Meals in Emergency Shelters

This interim rule amends the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulations to implement a provision of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, which raised the age limit for residents of emergency shelters who are eligible to receive CACFP meals to include children through age 18.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions

This rule proposes to revise and clarify requirements with respect to the distribution, management, and use of donated foods in the National School Lunch Program and other child nutrition programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and by charitable institutions.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Data Collection Related to Institutions and Organizations

This proposed rule is part of the Department’s effort to fulfill its responsibilities under Executive Orders 13279 and 13280. Under this rule, State agencies would collect and report information related to faith-based and community organizations currently participating and applying to participate in FNS nutrition assistance programs.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Regulations

This final rule implements the provision of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 that gives the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to promulgate regulations for the operation and administration of the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), thereby making it a permanent program rather than a competitive grant.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Disregard of Overpayments in the CACFP, NSLP and SBP

This final rule implements a provision of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 by creating uniform regulations related to the disregard of overpayments in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).