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.
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.
The purpose of this information collection request is to continue the use of the electronic form FNS-674, titled “User Access Request Form.”
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.
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.
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 collection is a revision of a currently approved information collection for the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program regulations for the reporting and recordkeeping burden associated with the WIC FMNP regulations.
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.
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.
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.
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.