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Resource | Webinars/Videos

Leveraging FNS Programs in a Lead Exposure Crisis

This webinar provides information necessary to leverage FNS programs in response to a lead exposure crisis and to provide best practices and lessons learned from those who dealt with the on-the-ground response in Flint, Michigan.

Resource | Training

Dietetic Internship Opportunities in Child Nutrition

USDA's Food and Nutrition Service and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have joined forces to help increase the number of dietetic interns who complete rotations at State agencies administering Child Nutrition Programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0092

Meal Service Requirements in the Summer Meal Programs, with Questions and Answers – Revised

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on meal service requirements in the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0095

Area Eligibility in Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to revise guidance on the use of school and census data to establish area eligibility in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the At-Risk Afterschool component of CACFP, the Summer Food Service Program, and the Seamless Summer Option of the National School Lunch Program.

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Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations

School Nutrition Program Operations Study - SY 2012-13

The information in this second year report (school year 2012-13), the first year new lunch standards were implemented, will provide data for observing the improvements resulting from the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Data was collected from a survey of all state child nutrition directors and a nationally representative sample of school food authorities.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0075

Q&A: Purchasing Goods and Services Using Cooperative Agreements, Agents, and Third-Party Services

This memorandum provides general guidance on the various procurement groups FNS has identified, how to use each group in a way that complies with federal procurement standards, and supersedes SP 35-2012, Procuring Services of Purchasing Cooperatives, Group Purchasing Organizations, Group Buying Organizations, etc., dated June 12, 2012.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0068

Updated Fiscal Year Reporting Timeline and Reporting Table

This memorandum shares updates to the Fiscal Year “Reporting Table” and “Reporting Timeline” previously provided in memo SP21-2016 issued on December 28, 2015.

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Resource | Notices

Comment Request - Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN-OPS-II)

The objective of the Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II is to collect timely data on policies, administrative, and operational issues on the child nutrition programs. The ultimate goal is to analyze these data and to provide input for new legislation on child nutrition programs, as well as to provide pertinent technical assistance and training to program implementation staff.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0062

Community Eligibility Provision: Guidance and Updated Q&As

The Community Eligibility Provision is a meal service option for local educational agencies and schools in high-poverty areas. CEP allows participating LEAs and schools to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without the burden of collecting household applications.

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Resource | Webinars/Videos

Local Agency Procurement Review Tool for SY 2016-17

FNS staff provided an overview of the SY 2016-2017 Local Agency Procurement Review Tool released on July 1. This tool will assist state agencies when conducting procurement reviews of school food authorities in SY 2016-2017.