Resource | Policy Memos | SP 05-2008
Food Safety Inspections in Non-Traditional School Settings

This memo clarifies how the food safety inspection requirement is to be carried out by program operators on military bases, Indian reservations and Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs).

Resource | Policy Memos | SP 15-2007
Coordinated Review Effort; National Average Daily Attendance

For your information, the updated national average daily attendance factor for use during Coordinated Review for School Year 2007-2008 is 93.5 percent.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP 13-2007
Operation of Child Nutrition Programs During a Pandemic

As a result of the activities being taken to plan a government-wide response to a potential outbreak of pandemic disease, we have received questions regarding the Child Nutrition Programs’ operation during such an event.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP12 CACFP 09 SFSP 07-2007
Electronic Record and Reporting Systems

The increasing prevalence of electronic systems of records and claiming is an encouraging step toward streamlining recordkeeping and reporting requirements. However, it is important to ensure that implementing an electronic system does not create a barrier to participation.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP10 CAFP07 SFSP06-2007
Update on Electronic Transactions in the Child Nutrition Programs

We have received numerous questions regarding the electronic transfer of information in the administration of state-administered federal programs. This memo updates the October 2, 2001 policy memo regarding electronic transactions in child nutrition programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP 06-2007
Fluid Milk and Other Food Components/Menu Items in Reimbursable Lunches

It has come to our attention that there may be some confusion concerning fluid milk, and how it is offered in reimbursable lunches. Under all menu planning approaches, fluid milk is a separate food component/menu item.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP 08-2007
Legislative Changes in the Nutrition Services Incentive Program

In accordance with PL 109-365, the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2006 enacted on Oct. 17, 2006, state or Area Agencies on Aging and Indian Tribal Organizations (collectively referred to as SAA) and their selected grantees (i.e., elderly nutrition projects) may use funds received in the Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP) to pay school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, or Special Milk Program (SMP) (School Meals Programs) to make food purchases, in the commercial market, on behalf of the SAA or selected grantee.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP 04-2007
Scanned Income Applications

There have been multiple questions concerning software programs that scan free or reduced price applications but only capture income as whole dollar amounts.