Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2003-2004)

This Notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals or free milk for the period from July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2003-0031
Child Nutrition Labeling for Seafood Products

This publication has been prepared for seafood product manufactures. It contains instructions on how to apply for and obtain approval of a label with the child nutrition (CN) label statement.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
NSLP Certification Accuracy Research Summary of Preliminary Findings

This document summarizes the preliminary findings of two projects being completed by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. on the subject of certification accuracy in the National School Lunch Program: Evaluation of the National School Lunch Program Application/Verification Pilot Projects: Findings on Deterrence, Barriers and Accuracy, and Case Study of Verification Outcomes in Large Metropolitan Areas.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0029
Continuing Resolution

On Sept. 30, 2003, the President signed HJ Resolution 69, which continues appropriations for the child nutrition programs and extends several provisions that were to expire on September 30.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals in Schools-Verification Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements

This final rule amends the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) relating to the verification of applications for free and reduced price meal benefits under the NSLP and the SBP.

Resource | Research | Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity
School Food Authority Administration of National School Lunch Program Free and Reduced Price Eligibility Determination

From July to September 2002, the Food and Nutrition Service reviewed the free and reduced price (F/RP) eligibility determination process (i.e., application, verification, reapplication, meal ticket status) for each of 3,474 applications selected for verification in 14 large School Food Authorities in the 2001-02 school year. These SFAs enroll nearly one million children, among whom 45 percent were approved for free meals and 7 percent were approved for reduced price meals as of October 31, 2001.

Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004)

Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under NSLP (7 CFR part 210) and per lunch and supper under CACFP (7 CFR part 226) shall be 15.75 cents for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates
National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs; National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates (July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004)

This notice announces the annual adjustments to: (1) The national average payments;  (2) the maximum reimbursement rates; and (3) 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 | Report
Letter to Friends of SFSP

This week USDA kicked‐off the first‐ever National Summer Food Service Program Week: Food That’s In When School Is Out. Please join us in our efforts to promote USDA’s Summer Food Service Program and other initiatives across the country to help feed more children this summer.   

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0023
Single Inventory and Related Commodity Issues—Clarification of Regulatory Changes and Other Guidance

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify the recent regulatory changes, and to provide interim guidance for taking additional actions in advance of further regulatory amendments. 

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