Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0014
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibilities for Summer 2021 Operations- Extension 9

FNS is extending a waiver of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program meal pattern requirements to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19) this summer.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #74
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0013
Child Nutrition Waiver Update

This memo is to announce extensions of needed flexibilities for summer 2021 operations for the Summer Food Service Program, the National School Lunch Program, and the NSLP Seamless Summer Option.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #73
Resource | Worksheets
Serving Vegetables in the CACFP

These worksheets can be used to empower Child and Adult Care Food Program providers and operators with the knowledge, skills and expertise to implement CACFP meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
CACFP Meal Pattern Training Slides

Inspired by Team Nutrition’s CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays Training Webinars, these ready-to-go presentation slides can be used by state agencies, sponsoring organizations, and others to train providers, operators, and menu planners on the CACFP meal patterns.

Resource | Worksheets
Crediting Single-Serving Packages of Grains in the CACFP

These worksheets can be used to empower CACFP providers and operators with the knowledge, skills and expertise to implement CACFP infant meal pattern requirements. For more information and other resources please visit the CACFP Meal Pattern Training Tools  and CACFP Grains Ounce Equivalents resources page.

Resource | Worksheets
Determining Ounce Equivalents of Grains in CACFP Recipes

These worksheets can be used to empower CACFP providers and operators with the knowledge, skills and expertise to implement CACFP meal pattern requirements. These worksheets help CACFP operators determine amounts of grains needed to meet CACFP meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Worksheets
Crediting Store-Bought Combination Baby Foods in the CACFP

These worksheets can be used to empower CACFP providers and operators with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to implement CACFP infant meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Worksheets
Calculating Ounce Equivalents of Grains in the CACFP

These worksheets can be used to empower CACFP providers and operators with the knowledge, skills and expertise to implement CACFP infant meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0150
Questions and Answers for the Child Nutrition Programs during School Year 2020-21 – #5

This memorandum includes questions and answers intended to provide clarification to state agencies and program operators as they transition to the upcoming school year. 

SP24 CACFP13 SFSP13-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0136
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs – Extension 5

Pursuant to Section 2202(a) of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and in light of the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency,  FNS is extending a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19).

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #38