This memorandum informs stakeholders on the progress made by FNS in updating the food crediting system for all child nutrition programs. This is a first step towards improving the crediting system to best address today’s evolving food and nutrition environment and meet the needs of those operating and benefiting from the CNPs.
FNS is pleased to announce the release of the fiscal year 2019 request for applications to invite state agencies that administer the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs to apply for FY 2019 Administrative Review and Training Grants.
National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Questions and Answers for Charter Schools
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) along with other child nutrition programs (CNPs) administered by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) make it possible for schools to serve wholesome and appealing meals to students each day.
On April 25, 2016, FNS published the final rule “Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010." Child nutrition program operators were required to comply with these updated meal pattern requirements no later than Oct. 1, 2017.
Attached is updated clarifying guidance for state agencies regarding the 60-day claim submission and 90-day reporting requirements for child nutrition programs which was released on April 25, 2018. This latest version includes edits to align with changes made in the SFSP Simplified Cost Accounting Final Rule published on June 1, 2018.
This collection is a new information collection for the Study of School Food Authority Procurement Practices.
Correction: CACFP National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)
In notice document 2018-15464, appearing on pages 34108 through 34110, in the issue of Thursday, July 19, 2018, make the following correction: On page 34110, in the table, in the “Lunch and supper” column, under “Tier II”, under “Next 150”, in the last row, “195” should read “105”.
In notice document 2018-15465, appearing on pages 34105 through 34108, in the issue of Thursday, July 19, 2018, make the following correction: On page 34107, in the table, in the “Maximum Rate” column, in the first row, “0.30” should read “0.39”.
Request for Information: State Administrative Expense Allocation Formula for Child Nutrition Programs
This is a request for information from state agencies administering child nutrition programs and state distributing agencies to learn about the successes, challenges, and needs for the State Administrative Expense allocation formula.
Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP and per lunch and supper under the CACFP shall be 23.50 cents for the period July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.