Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0084
Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers 2014

This memorandum updates previously issued questions and answers to reflect recent program changes.  This memorandum supersedes SFSP 09-2014 Revised, Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers, Nov. 12, 2013.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0083
Health and Safety Inspection Requirements

This memorandum provides guidance and clarification on health and safety inspection requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Food Service Program.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0080
Written Codes of Conduct and Performance of Employees Engaged in Award and Administration of Contracts

This memorandum responds to a number of recent questions and requests to provide clarifying guidance to state agencies and child nutrition program operators, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program, regarding the expectation and enforcement of ethical conduct by their employees engaged in procurement of program goods and service.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0077
CACFP: Role and Requirements of Administrative Review Officials

This memorandum provides: 1) guidance to state agencies and institutions on the role and requirements of administrative review officials in resolving adverse actions issued by state agencies administering and, institutions participating in the CACFP; 2) ways in which state agencies and sponsoring organizations may strengthen guidance materials to train administrative review officials; 3) a typical case study in which an administrative review official’s ruling was not based on CACFP requirements; and 4) actions FNS may take when violations are identified related to 7 CFR 226.6(k)(5).

CACFP02-2015
Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2014-2015)

This Notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Food-Safe Schools Action Guide

The Action Guide is intended to help you coordinate all aspects of food safety to create a culture of food safety. Think of it as an umbrella that covers many important areas of food safety that need to be considered when serving food in schools. The Action Guide identifies Federal food safety requirements that schools are required to meet, as well as other important areas that should be addressed to have a top-notch food safety program. The Action Guide also identifies the roles that others (e.g., teachers, parents, school nurses) in the school community play in the school’s food safety efforts.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Ask USDA! - #SummerMeals Q & A Session

The 2014 Summer Food Service Program has started, and we want to make sure that we have answered all of your questions about Summer Sites and the general Summer Program!

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, 2014 - June 30, 2015)

This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payment rates for meals and snacks 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 snacks 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 | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)

Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR part 210) and per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR part 226) shall be 24.75 cents for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Engaging Youth Volunteers in Summer Meals

Learn how you can help feed children this summer by incorporating youth engagement. The goal of the webinar is to provide examples of how the youth can not only participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), but also give back to their community by volunteering and advocating for the program. The webinar consists of a brief overview of the program, specifics on how youths can get involved, and some best practices!