Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: School Food Safety Program Based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles - Approval of Information Collection Request

The final rule entitled School Food Safety Program Based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles (HACCP) was published on Dec. 15, 2009, which implemented a legislative provision requiring school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to develop a school food safety program for the preparation and service of school meals served to children.

Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011)

This notice announces the national average value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be provided in school year 2011 (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011) for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Resource | Reimbursement Rates
National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs: National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates (July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011)

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 non-needy children in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program for Children.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Geographic Preference Option for the Procurement of Unprocessed Agricultural Products in Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this proposed rule is to incorporate this procurement option in the Programs' regulations and to define the term "unprocessed locally grown or locally raised agricultural products'' to ensure that both the intent of Congress in providing for such a procurement option is met and that any such definition will facilitate ease of implementation for institutions participating in the Child Nutrition Programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0018
Oversight of the School Breakfast Program

One of GAO’s recommendations related to additional oversight of the School Breakfast Program (SBP). This memorandum is to remind state agencies of their general obligation to oversee the SBP to assure that federal funds are properly allocated and spent.

SP 23-2010
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0016
Categorical Eligibility: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

This is a reminder of the statutory and regulatory requirements for categorical eligibility for the Child Nutrition Programs based on receipt of benefits from each state’s Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. Section 9(b) (12) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act restricts categorical eligibility to those TANF programs with standards that are comparable to or more restrictive than those in effect on June 1, 1995.

SP 22-2010
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0026
Coordinated Review Effort and 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 Effort for School Year 2010-2011 is 94.4 percent.

SP 29-2010
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0001
School Food Authorities Acting as a Collective Unit in the Control and Use of Donated Foods (Revised)

This memorandum clarifies the requirements and options for School Food Authorities (SFAs) acting as a collective unit (including school co-ops or consortia) in performing activities relating to donated foods. It also clarifies the requirements for the distributing agency with respect to such SFAs.

FD-067, SP 15-2010
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0042
Teacher Modeling in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

In response to several inquiries, this memorandum provides guidance on the allowable consumption of FFVP fruits and vegetables by teachers.

SP 08-2011
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0039
Use of State Administrative Expense Funds in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that SAE funds may be used for state administration of the FFVP, as well as to explain how the FFVP administrative funds provided under Section 19 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 USC 1769a, may be used.

SP 06-2011