Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0030
Grain Requirements for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program

This memorandum explains the grains requirements for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program and specifically addresses implementation of the ounce equivalencies and definition of whole grain-rich products.

SP30-2012
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0017
Paid Lunch Price Report

School food authorities are required to report their paid reimbursable lunch prices to the state agency for publication by the Food and Nutrition Service. This memorandum provides guidance on how to report these prices for School Year 2011-12.

SP18-2012
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0050
Preventing Overt Identification of Children Certified for Free or Reduced Price School Meals

This memorandum serves as guidance on the requirements for preventing overt identification of children certified for free or reduced price school meals.

SP45-2012
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0027
Q&As on the Paid Lunch Price Report

This memorandum responds to questions we received about the School Food Authority Paid Lunch Price Report (FNS-828). This memorandum provides the e-mail address to send the reports and extends the due date for state agencies because of the delay in obtaining an on-line mailbox.

SP28-2012
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0056
Q&As Related to the 6 Cents Certification Tool

Attached are revised questions and answers related to the Food and Nutrition Service prototype 6 Cents Certification Tool.

SP44-2012
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0038
Residential Child Care Institutions Exception for Safety if Serving Multiple Age/Grade Groups

This memorandum allows Residential Child Care Institutions meeting certain requirements to serve one meal pattern even when the age/grades being served span more than one age/grade group.

SP38-2012
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0073
Revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk Charts in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

Attached are the Revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk charts of the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

SP16-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0018
Soliciting Bids from Commercial Distributors for End Products

FD-119 provides clarification for the option to combine the solicitation of procurement of end products and commercial food products. Some school food authorities  may solicit bids for procurement of end products in their solicitation for procurement of commercial food products from commercial distributors, rather than conducting two separate solicitations. 

SP19-2012
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0062
Offering School Food Authorities the Required Value and Variety of USDA Foods, and Efficient and Cost-Effective Distribution

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide direction and guidance to State Distributing Agencies (SDAs) in order to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements, and to make certain that all school food authorities (SFAs) receive their planned assistance level and maximize their use of USDA Foods to meet the nutrition standards in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

FD-125
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0037
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Fees in FSMC Contracts

This memo is written in response to a number of concerns brought to our attention by state agencies regarding school food authorities in contracts with food service management companies that allow the FSMC to charge a fixed fee to the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

SP33-2012