Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0035
Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs

This memo has been superseded by SP40 CACFP17 SFSP17-2019: Smoothies Offered in the Child Nutrition Programs.

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has modified the guidance on smoothies to allow for the crediting of vegetables and yogurt including smoothies with yogurt at lunch.

SP10 CACFP05 SFSP10-2014
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0007
Assessing Costs in the Summer Food Service Program

This tip sheet  provides guidance on the process state agencies and sponsors should use when considering proposed uses of the nonprofit food service account funds for SFSP-related costs.

SFSP11-2015
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0062
CEP State Agency Procedures to Ensure Identified Student Percentage Accuracy

The Community Eligibility Provision, as authorized by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 USC 1759a(a)(1)(F), is a proven and successful approach to ensuring that children in low income communities have access to healthy school meals.

SP15-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0019
Assessing Costs in the CACFP

This tip sheet on “Assessing Costs in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)” provides guidance on the process state agencies and sponsors should use when considering proposed uses of the nonprofit food service account funds for CACFP-related costs.

CACFP08-2015
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0017
Office of Management and Budget Super-Circular 2CFR Part 200

OMB published the Super-Circular at 78 FR 78590 on Dec. 26, 2013, for USDA and other federal grant-making agencies. Section 200.10(a) requires federal agencies to implement the policies and procedures set out in the Super-Circular by promulgating regulations effective Dec. 26, 2014. USDA published such regulations at 2 CFR Parts 400, 415, 416, et al. (79 FR 75981, Dec. 19, 2014).

SP30 CACFP16 SFSP18-2015
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0024
Allowable Costs Related to Physical Activity and Limiting the Use of Electronic Media in CACFP

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the use of CACFP funds for training and technical assistance related to promotion of physical activity and limiting the use of electronic media.

CACFP15-2015
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0015
Local Foods in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the incorporation of local foods and agriculture-based curriculum in early childhood education and care settings, clarifies policies in the recently published FNS Instruction relevant to local food production and procurement, and includes questions and answers regarding procuring local food for use in the CACFP.

CACFP 11-2015
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0063
Disclosure Requirements for the Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide a reminder for LEAs regarding the restrictions on disclosure of sensitive information collected through the child nutrition programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0002
Summer Meal Programs Meal Service Requirements Q&As - Revised

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

SP13 SFSP05-2015 (v2)
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0022
Site Caps in the Summer Food Service Program: Revised

Summer Food Service Program regulations require state agencies to set limits on the number of meals each approved site may serve to children; this is known as the ‘site cap.’ The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify for state agencies and sponsors the meal disallowance requirements as they relate to site caps. 

SFSP 16-2015