Resource | Technical Assistance
Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs

A central resource outlining the USDA Professional Standards requirements for state and local school nutrition professionals.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Professional Standards: Resources

Professional Standards resources

Resource | Fact Sheets
Off-site Monitoring Fact Sheets for Child Nutrition Programs

FNS issued eight child nutrition programs off-site monitoring fact sheets to assist states and sponsors in conducting off-site monitoring of child nutrition programs during the pandemic. These documents include a fact sheet that has background information on all programs, as well as separate facts sheets for state and local operators for each program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0170
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Non-congregate Feeding in the SFSP and the NSLP Seamless Summer Option – Extension 5

Under this waiver, Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option operators may provide non-congregate meals during COVID–19-related operations. This waiver extends the nationwide waiver to allow non-congregate feeding in the Summer Food Service Program granted on Aug. 31, 2020 that expires on Dec. 31, 2020. This waiver applies to state agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. 

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #61
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
The Food Buying Guide

The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs has all of the current information in one manual to help you and your purchasing agent.

Resource | Training
Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs: Training Resources

A variety of trainings are available on the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs. Complete the training modules and view recorded webinars to assist in understanding and using the FBG and all its features.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0155
CN - Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children - Extension 4

Under this waiver, Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option operators in a state with an approved waiver allowing non-congregate meal distribution during COVID–19-related operations may distribute meals to a parent or guardian to take home to their children. 

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #55
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0154
CN - Allow Non-Congregate Feeding in SFSP and SSO - Extension 4

Under this waiver, Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option operators may provide non-congregate meals during COVID–19-related operations. 

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #54
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0150
Questions and Answers for the Child Nutrition Programs during School Year 2020-21 – #5

This memorandum includes questions and answers intended to provide clarification to state agencies and program operators as they transition to the upcoming school year. 

SP24 CACFP13 SFSP13-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0149
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Operations for SY 2020-21 during COVID-19

This memorandum includes questions and answers intended to provide clarification on the operation of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

SP23-2020