Resource | Regulations
PART 210—National School Lunch Program

Section 2 of the National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751), states: “It is declared to be the policy of Congress, as a measure of national security, to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation's children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities and other food, by assisting the states, through grants-in-aid and other means, in providing an adequate supply of food and other facilities for the establishment, maintenance, operation, and expansion of nonprofit school lunch programs.” Pursuant to this act, the Department provides states with general and special cash assistance and donations of foods acquired by the Department to be used to assist schools in serving nutritious lunches to children each school day. In furtherance of Program objectives, participating schools shall serve lunches that are nutritionally adequate, as set forth in these regulations, and shall to the extent practicable, ensure that participating children gain a full understanding of the relationship between proper eating and good health.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0010
FDA Requirements for Vending Machines

On Dec. 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final rule, Food Labeling; Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines, in the Federal Register.

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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Product Formulation Statement (PFS) for Documenting Vegetables and Fruits

School Food Authorities (SFAs) should include a copy of the label from the purchased product package in addition to the following information on letterhead signed by an official company representative.

Resource | Fact Sheets
Reviewer’s Checklist for Evaluating Manufacturer Product Formulation Statements (Product Analysis) for Meat/Meat Alternate (M/MA) Products

Reviewer’s Checklist for Evaluating Manufacturer Product Formulation Statements (Product Analysis) for Meat/Meat Alternate (M/MA) Products

Resource | Technical Assistance
Service Agreement for CN Labeling Program

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Specialty Crops Program (SC), Specialty Crops Inspection Division (SCI Division) performs CN Label review services and charges a fee for each CN label reviewed. 

Resource | Technical Assistance
Standard Operating Procedure for Submitting and Approving Quality Control Programs for Child Nutrition Labeled Products

The purpose of this instruction is to set forth a procedure for submitting and approving quality control (QC) programs for Child Nutrition (CN) labeled products.

Resource | Presentations
USDA Child Nutrition Labeling Program

FNS/AMS CN Label Program Expeditor Meeting--Presentation

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2005-0001
Child Nutrition Labeling for Nonmeat Products

This publication has been prepared for food manufacturers. It contains instructions on how to apply for and obtain approval of a label with a Child Nutrition (CN) statement.