Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0044
Clarification of Direct Verification

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify state agency procedures for direct verification, especially concerning the use of Medicaid data.

SP32-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0042
U.S. Armed Forces Family Supplemental Subsistence Allowance – Permanently Excluded from Income Consideration for the Child Nutrition Programs

PL 109-163 made the Department of Defense’s Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance  permanently available.

SP30 CACFP14 SFSP07-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0038
Verification Sample Size

The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act was amended by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 to specify verification sample sizes for local educational agencies .

SP27-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0037
Coordinated Review Effort; National Average Daily Attendance

We have obtained the latest school enrollment and attendance figures from the Department of Education. For your information, the updated national average daily attendance factor for use during Coordinated Review for School Year 2006-2007 is 93.4 percent.

SP28-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0004
SMI Frequently Asked Questions Resource

Attached is a copy of SMI Frequently Asked Questions for you to distribute to your school food authorities. This document is additional SMI guidance for state agencies and SFAs to use in implementing SMI requirements.

SP09-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0043
Procurement and Service of Whole Grain Products

Eating whole grain products has long been advocated by health and nutrition experts. We encourage school food authorities to inquire about the availability of whole grain products when developing product specifications and making their procurement plans next year.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0042
School Districts and Federal Procurement Regulations

Regarding awarding contracts, state agencies are advised to carefully review school district to ensure they are in compliance with federal regulations and take appropriate actions.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0038
Fluid Milk Provisions - Reauthorization 2004: Implementation Memo

Section 102 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 amended the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act by removing the requirement that schools participating in the National School Lunch Program offer students a variety of fluid milk consistent with prior year preferences.

SP 7-2004
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0030
Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunches and Breakfasts for Migrant Children

This memorandum supplements our Reauthorization Implementation Memo SP 4 by providing additional information on identifying migrant children and on the procedures that school food authorities and local education agencies should use to coordinate with the Migrant Education Program in order to document the categorical eligibility of migrant children for free meals.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0027
Medicare Prescription Drug Card

Authorized by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), the prescription drug discount card provides Medicare beneficiaries with negotiated prices that should be lower than the regular price of prescription drugs.