Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Foster Care Letter

The Departments of Agriculture, Education and Health and Human Services issued a tri-agency letter outlining the categorical eligibility of children and youth in foster care for free school meals.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0014
New Q&As Related to the Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the NSLP

Attached are revised Questions and Answers related to the final rule entitled, Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

SP26-2014
Resource | Legislation
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

P.L. 111–296

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: NSLP and SBP Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Approval of Information Collection Request

The interim rule entitled National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was published on June 28, 2013. The ICR for this rule approved the creation of a new information collection, which has been assigned the OMB Control Number 0584-0576. The Office of Management and Budget cleared the associated ICR on August 14, 2013. This document announces the approval of the ICR.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: NSLP and SBP Eliminating Applications Through Community Eligibility as Required by the HHFKA of 2010

This rule proposes to amend the eligibility regulations for free and reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) to codify the statutory provision that establishes the community eligibility provision, a reimbursement option for eligible local educational agencies and schools that wish to offer free school meals to all children in high poverty schools without collecting household applications.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Software Approval Material for Alternates to USDA Certification Worksheets

These materials were compiled to assist companies who are developing or revising certification of compliance/menu planning software for USDA to approve for use in certification of compliance with the National School Lunch Program meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule: NSLP and SBP Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

This interim final rule amends the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program regulations to establish nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools, other than food sold under the lunch and breakfast programs.

Resource | Regulations
Proposed Rule on Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Final Summary of Public Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a proposed rule on February 8, 2013 to obtain public comment with regard to nutrition standards for all foods sold in school as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). Through June 5, 2013, FNS had received a total of 247,871 public comments on the rule (hereinafter referred to as the All Foods proposed rule, All Foods NPRM, proposed competitive food requirements, or proposed competitive food standards) in docket FNS-2011-0019.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0054
School Nutrition Program Administrative Reviews: Assessing Compliance with Dietary Specifications Using a USDA-Approved Menu Planning Tool for Certification for Six Cent Reimbursement

FNS recently released the new Administrative Review Guidance Manual, which includes four options that state agencies may use to assess compliance with Dietary Specifications – calories, saturated fat, and sodium – requirements. 

SP46-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0030
Enhancing the School Food Safety Program FAQs

This memorandum and its attachment supersede SP-37-2011, Child Nutrition 2010: Enhancing the School Food Safety Program. Attached are Questions and Answers regarding the school food safety requirements for schools participating in FNS child nutrition programs.

SP37-2013