Resource | Reimbursement Rates
National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs: National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates (July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007)

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 nonneedy children in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program for Children.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Fluid Milk Substitutions in the School Nutrition Programs

This proposed rule would implement a legislative provision on milk substitutes that follows current regulations on menu exceptions for students with disabilities and would add new requirements for substitutions for fluid milk for children with medical or other special dietary needs.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Child Nutrition Programs - Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations; Nondiscretionary Technical Amendments

This final rule makes technical changes to the regulations governing the National School Lunch Program, the Special Milk Program for Children, the School Breakfast Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program and State Administrative Expense Funds.

Resource | Notices
Summer Food Service Program for Children Program Reimbursement for 2006

This notice informs the public of the annual adjustments to the reimbursement rates for meals served in the Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP). These adjustments reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index and are required by the statute governing the Program. In addition, further adjustments are made to these rates to reflect the higher costs of providing meals in the States of Alaska and Hawaii, as authorized by the William F. Goodling Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0005
Implementing the Revised School Meal Recipes

The recipes from the 1988 Quantity Recipes for School Food Service and the 1995 Tool Kit for Healthy School Meals were revised using updated yields from the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs and using the 2005 Food Code for the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points. The revised recipes were combined into one source and in April 2005, the USDA Recipes for Child Nutrition Programs – Schools were posted at the National Food Service Management Institute’s (NFSMI) website.

SP10-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0041
Buy American Reminder

This guidance serves as a general reminder to state agencies about the importance of complying with the Buy American provisions that are found in the regulations of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) at 7 CFR 210.21(d) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) at 7 CFR 220.16(d)

SP29-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0047
Change to Item 6 in the FNS-742, School Food Authority Verification Summary Report

Local educational agencies (LEAs) must verify applications in accordance with the procedures set forth in the above-cited memorandum. The above change will affect the reporting for Item 6 (Type of Verification Used) on the FNS-742, School Food Authority Verification Summary Report.

SP34-2006
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-2006-0015
Record-Keeping Requirements

It has come to our attention that a number of State agencies (SAs) and school food authorities (SFA) are failing to maintain appropriate records for procurement transactions occurring in connection with the Child Nutrition Programs.

SP16-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0013
School Districts and Federal Procurement Regulations

This guidance was issued upon our learning that a number of school food authorities (SFAs) were not drafting their own specifications and procurement documents for certain software acquisitions but instead directly incorporating a list of features written by a prospective bidder.

SP14-2006