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 the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (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.

SP 05-2014, CACFP 02-2014, SFSP 05-2014
Resource | Reimbursement Rates
National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014)

This Notice announces the annual adjustments to the "national average payments,'' the amount of money the Federal Government provides States for lunches, afterschool snacks and breakfasts served to children participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; to the "maximum reimbursement rates,'' the maximum per lunch rate from Federal funds that a State can provide a school food authority for lunches served to children participating in the National School Lunch Program; and to the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to non-needy children in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program for Children.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Nondiscretionary Amendments Related to the HHFKA of 2010

This final rule implements several nondiscretionary provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, including those related to categorical eligibility for foster children, removal of limits on private nonprofit sponsors, outreach to eligible families, simplification of area eligibility for day care homes, application of school food safety requirements, and permanent agreements for institutions and sponsors.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: NSLP and SBP Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Approval of Information Collection Request

The interim rule entitled National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was published on June 28, 2013. The ICR for this rule approved the creation of a new information collection, which has been assigned the OMB Control Number 0584-0576. The Office of Management and Budget cleared the associated ICR on August 14, 2013. This document announces the approval of the ICR.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs - Approval of Information Collection Request

The Food and Nutrition Service published a final rule entitled ``Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs'' on January 26, 2012. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the associated information collection requirements (ICR) on February 1, 2013. This document announces approval of the ICR.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule: NSLP and SBP Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

This interim final rule amends the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program regulations to establish nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools, other than food sold under the lunch and breakfast programs.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: NSLP and SBP Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the HHFKA of 2010

This rule proposes to amend the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program regulations consistent with amendments made in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0075
Q&As Regarding the Use of SAE Funds and SAE Reallocation Funds in the Food Distribution Program for Child Nutrition Programs

The attached memorandum of questions and answers, issued jointly by the Food and Nutrition Service headquarters, food distribution and child nutrition divisions, clarifies the use of SAE funds, both as initially allocated and when reallocated, for administrative and other expenses incurred in the food distribution program.

SP57-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0073
Collaboration with State School Business Officials on New Administrative Review Section: Resource Management

The updated administrative review, authorized by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, includes a new section titled resource management that monitors the Local Education Agencies (LEAs) compliance with federal regulations that support the financial health of the school meal program’s nonprofit food service account.

SP56-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0018
Crediting Vegetables for Grains in American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands

This memorandum addresses whether vegetables may be used as a substitution for all grains, including whole grain-rich products in outlying areas (American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands).

SP29-2013