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-2010-0042
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-2010-0035
Further Clarification in Crediting for, and Use of, Donated Foods in Contracts with Food Service Management Companies

The attached memorandum is Food Distribution Policy Memo FD-110, which clarifies requirements in crediting for, and use of, USDA donated foods in contracts with food service management companies (FSMCs), and provides guidance to ensure compliance with such requirements in the first and final years of such contracts.

FD-110; SP05-2011
Resource | Product Information
USDA Farm to School Team Site Visit: Burlington School District in Burlington, Vermont

USDA Farm to School Team Site Visit: Burlington School District in Burlington, Vermont

Resource | Training
USDA Farm to School Team Site Visit: Independence Community School District in Independence, Iowa

USDA Farm to School Team Site Visit: Independence Community School District in Independence, Iowa

Resource | Info Sheets
CN Plant Monitoring Review Checklist

CN Plant Monitoring Review Checklist

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Departments of Agriculture and Commerce (USDA and USDC) Authorized Manufacturers of Child Nutrition (CN) Labeled Products

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has published a list of manufacturers that have met the Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS) Quality Control Program requirements for the CN Labeling Program.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2010-0036
FNS FY 2010 Request for Applications for Direct Certification Grants Questions and Answers

FNS has provided the following answers to questions submitted by potential Direct Certification grant applicants to clarify instructions in the grant application process.

Resource | Info Sheets
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Calendar