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Resource | Webinars/Videos

Updated Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns

FNS staff discuss the updated preschool meal patterns in the National School Lunch Program (including snack service) and School Breakfast Program, as well as the updated milk requirements in the Special Milk Program, which went into effect on Oct. 1, 2017.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0062

Updated Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns in NSLP and SBP: Q&As

On April 25, 2016, FNS published the final rule, “Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010” to update the National School Lunch Program’s and School Breakfast Program’s meal pattern requirements for infants and preschoolers under 7 CFR 210.10 and 220.8.

SP01-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0045

Flexibility for Co-Mingled Preschool Meals: Questions and Answers

This memorandum provides guidance on meals served to preschoolers when they are in the same service area at the same time as grade K-5 students, and it includes Questions and Answers. Additional guidance on the National School Lunch Program’s and School Breakfast Program’s infant and preschool meal pattern requirements will be issued soon.

SP37-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0027

Transition Period for Updated CACFP, Infant, Preschool Meal Patterns

This memorandum, which was in effect from May 10, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018, outlined a transition period for implementing the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program meal patterns and the updated infant and preschool meal patterns in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

SP30 CACFP13-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0069

Streamlining At-Risk Meal Participation for School Food Authorities

The purpose of this memorandum is to streamline the requirements for participation of school food authorities (SFAs) in the at-risk afterschool meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

SP09 CACFP04-2013
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

National School Lunch Program Meal Pattern

Comparison of Previous and Current Regulatory Requirements under Final Rule “Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs” (published Jan. 26, 2012)

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0056

Q&As Related to the 6 Cents Certification Tool

Attached are revised questions and answers related to the Food and Nutrition Service prototype 6 Cents Certification Tool.

SP44-2012
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0030

Grain Requirements for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program

This memorandum explains the grains requirements for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program and specifically addresses implementation of the ounce equivalencies and definition of whole grain-rich products.

SP30-2012
Resource | Technical Assistance

New Meal Pattern Requirements and Nutrition Standards

New Meal Pattern Requirements and Nutrition Standards for NSLP and SBP.