Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Child Nutrition Program Integrity

This rule proposes to codify several provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 affecting the integrity of the child nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program, the Special Milk Program for Children, the School Breakfast Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program and state administrative expense funds.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

This final rule updates the meal patterns and nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to align them with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This rule requires most schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat fluid milk in school meals; reduce the levels of sodium, saturated fat and trans fat in meals; and meet the nutrition needs of school children within their calorie requirements. These improvements to the school meal programs, largely based on recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, are expected to enhance the diet and health of school children, and help mitigate the childhood obesity trend.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: CACFP Improving Management and Program Integrity

This final rule incorporates into the Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations modifications, clarifications, and technical changes to the two interim rules published by the Department on June 27, 2002 and Sept. 1, 2004.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Incorporating the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Into the Proposed School Meal Patterns

This document informs the public about a change in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans that affects the proposed rule "Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs'' issued by the Department of Agriculture and published in the Federal Register on Jan. 13, 2011.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule: CACFP Improving Management and Program Integrity

The changes in this interim rule are primarily designed to improve Program operations and monitoring at the state and institution levels and, where possible, to streamline and simplify Program requirements for state agencies and institutions.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule: CACFP Implementing Legislative Reforms To Strengthen Program Integrity

This rule incorporates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations the changes mandated by the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000 and the Grain Standards and Warehouse Improvement Act of 2000.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Amendments to the Child Nutrition Infant Meal Pattern

The Food and Nutrition Service is issuing final regulations amending the meal pattern for infants less than 12 months of age in the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Resource | Final Rule
Amendments to the Child Nutrition Infant Meal Pattern

The Food and Nutrition Service is issuing final regulations amending the meal pattern for infants less than 12 months of age in the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule: NSLP, SBP and CACFP Amendments to the Infant Meal Pattern

This rule amends the regulations for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program to eliminate the option of serving whole cow’s milk as part of reimbursable meals for infants under one year of age. 

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: CACFP Improving Management and Program Integrity

This rule proposes changes to the Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations. These changes result from the findings of state and federal program reviews and from audits and investigations conducted by the Office of Inspector General.