Resource | Policy Memos | SP16-2013
Revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk Charts in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

Attached are the Revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk charts of the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP09 CACFP04-2013
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).

Resource | Policy Memos | SP07 SFSP04-2013
Summer Feeding Options for School Food Authorities

Parts of this memorandum have been rescinded by SFSP 01-2019: Summer Food Service Program Memoranda Rescission, October 11, 2018. Rescinded policy has been struck through.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-125
Offering School Food Authorities the Required Value and Variety of USDA Foods, and Efficient and Cost-Effective Distribution

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide direction and guidance to State Distributing Agencies (SDAs) in order to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements, and to make certain that all school food authorities (SFAs) receive their planned assistance level and maximize their use of USDA Foods to meet the nutrition standards in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Resource | Policy Memos | SP03 CACFP02 SFSP02-2013
Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As – Part II

The purpose of this memorandum is to address recent inquiries on the application of the geographic preference option in the procurement of unprocessed locally grown or raised agricultural products.

Resource | Notices
Letter to Regional Directors of Special Nutrition Programs and State Directors of Child Nutrition Programs

Letter to Regional Directors of Special Nutrition Programs and State Directors of Child Nutrition Programs regarding the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids (HHFK) Act of 2010.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Independent Review of Applications Required by the HHFKA of 2010

This proposed rule would require local education agencies participating in the Department's National School Lunch Program and demonstrating high levels of, or a high risk for administrative error associated with certification, verification, and other administrative processes to conduct an independent review of the initial eligibility determinations for free and reduced price school meals for accuracy prior to notifying households of eligibility or ineligibility.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP44-2012
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.

Resource | Policy Memos
Further USDA Information on Central Valley Meat Investigation (SP 47 - 2012, CACFP 23- 2012, SFSP 17- 2012)

This memo provides additional information regarding the Central Valley Meat investigation described in memorandum SP 43-2012, CACFP 22-2012, and SFSP 16- 2012.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP45-2012
Preventing Overt Identification of Children Certified for Free or Reduced Price School Meals

This memorandum serves as guidance on the requirements for preventing overt identification of children certified for free or reduced price school meals.