This Instruction prohibits the denial of meals and milk as a disciplinary action against any child who is enrolled in a school participating in the Chile Nutrition Programs. Such denial of meals or milk is inconsistent with Section 2 and 9 of the National School Lunch Act and Sections 2,3, and 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966.
Program regulations require administering agencies (state educational, alternate or distributing agencies, or Food and Nutrition regional offices) to enter into written agreements with school food authorities or sponsoring organizations of child care facilities or summer sites which desire to participate in one or more of the Department's child nutrition programs.
While some policies are set forth in this Instruction, the primary purpose is to guide the user to the appropriate source or document for more information.
Administering agencies have in the past expressed concern over two federal income tax issues connected with Child Care Food Program operations in day care homes: (1) tax status of program reimbursement to providers and (2) possible responsibility of home sponsors for Social Security and unemployment contributions for providers.
This Instruction clarifies the FNS policy regarding the reimbursement of meals and milk served on weekends through the National School Lunch Program, the Commodity School Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program.