Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2012-2013)

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 and free milk for the period from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: School Food Safety Program Based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles

This final rule implements a legislative provision which requires school food authorities participating in NSLP or SBP to develop a school food safety program for the preparation and service of school meals served to children.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Points to Remember for Facilitating the CN Label Review Process

Prior to production All CN labels must be approved in FINAL by AMS (& FSIS or NMFS if applicable).

Resource | Technical Assistance
Notice to the Trade Fee for Child Nutrition Labeling Review and Approvals

Notice to the Trade Fee for Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Review and Approvals

Resource | Presentations
USDA Child Nutrition Labeling Program

FNS/AMS CN Label Program Expeditor Meeting--Presentation

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0079
Expiring Income Eligibility Forms and Determining Claiming Percentages

It has come to our attention that there is uncertainty in determining when an income eligibility form has expired and when it needs to be excluded from claiming percentage calculations for CACFP.

CACFP 06-2010
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0075
Geographic Preference for the Procurement of Unprocessed Agricultural Products in the Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to update the definition of what is considered “unprocessed” for the purposes of applying the optional geographic preference for procurement in the child nutrition programs.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0074
Q&As - Milk Substitution for Children with Medical or Special Dietary Needs (Non-Disability)

This memorandum replaces SP 35-2009: Q&As Milk Substitution for Children with Medical or Special Dietary Needs, dated Aug. 13, 2009. We have attached the complete set of questions and answers and highlighted the three additions.

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Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Analysis of Verification Summary Data School Year 2007-2008

This report summarizes the results of the school year (SY) 2007-2008 application verification process for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program. Each year, Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) review a sample of applications that they approved for free or reduced-price school meal benefits at the start of the school year. Households do not provide documentation of income or participation in means-tested public assistance programs at the time they submit applications for school meal benefits. However, if selected for verification review, households must submit such documentation to maintain their free or reduced-price certifications. Households whose benefits are to be reduced or terminated as a result of the verification process are given an opportunity to appeal. In addition, households remain free to reapply for benefits at any time.

Resource | Research | Demonstrations
Direct Verification Pilot Study: Final Report

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004  permits direct verification of school meal applications and requires the Food and Nutrition Service to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of direct verification by school districts.