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Resource | Comment Request

Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs: Request for Information

The purpose of this Request for Information is to help FNS gather feedback from a wide variety of stakeholders on how FNS' crediting system can best address today's evolving food and nutrition environment, as well as to offer first-rate customer service to those operating and benefitting from the child nutrition programs.

Resource | Interim Final Rule

Interim Final Rule: Child Nutrition Program Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements

This interim final rule extends through school year 2018-2019 three menu planning flexibilities currently available to many Child Nutrition Program operators, giving them near-term certainty about program requirements and more local control to serve nutritious and appealing meals to millions of children nationwide.

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - Collection of Contact Information of Schools That Participate in the National School Lunch Program and Organizations That Participate in the CACFP for Sharing Team Nutrition's Nutrition Ed

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a new collection for facilitating a communication network among CACFP organizations and USDA Food and Nutrition Service child nutrition programs, as well as between schools participating in the National School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch programs, both via the Team Nutrition initiative.

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - Summer Meals Study

The purpose of the Summer Meals Study is for the Food and Nutrition Service to understand the facilitators and barriers to program implementation, perceived benefits and challenges for sponsor and site participation, nutritional quality of meals served, parental awareness, factors influencing child participation, and experience with the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program's Seamless Summer Option.

Resource | Notices

Comment Request - Assessing the Child Nutrition State Administrative Expense Allocation Formula

This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on a new study to assess the effectiveness of the current formula used for state administrative expense allocations for child nutrition programs, identify and examine factors that influence state spending, and develop and test a range of possible alternatives to improve the SAE allocation formula.

Resource | Notices

Comment Request - Study of School Food Authority Procurement Practices

This collection is a new information collection for the Study of School Food Authority Procurement Practices. This study is intended to describe and assess the practices of SFAs related to procuring goods and services for school meal programs, and to better understand how SFAs make decisions that lead to these procurement practices. 

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - Child Nutrition Database

This collection is the voluntary submission of data including nutrient data from the food industry to update and expand the Child Nutrition Database in support of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act.

Resource | Notices

Comment Request - Evaluation of the Direct Certification With Medicaid for Free and Reduced-Price (DCM-F/RP) Meals Demonstrations

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a new collection for the Evaluation of the Direct Certification with Medicaid for Free and Reduced-Price Meals Demonstrations.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Approval of Information Collection Request

The final rule titled Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was published on July 29, 2016. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the associated information collection requirements on Sept. 12, 2016. This document announces approval of the ICR.

Resource | Comment Request

Comments Request - Evaluation of the School Meal Data Collection Process

FNS is conducting a study, the Evaluation of the School Meal Data Collection Process, to provide a description and evaluation of the methodologies and processes used to collect and report program data for the school meal programs via the FNS-10, FNS-742, and FNS-834 forms. The key research objectives relate to assessing how schools/sites, SFAs, and State agencies handle the following three functions: Collect/aggregate data, process or validate data, and transmit data about the school meal programs.