Resource | Waivers
Child Nutrition Area Eligibility Waiver

Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act, FNS is allowing states during unanticipated school closures to waive the requirement in the summer feeding programs that “open site” meal service is limited to areas with at least half of the children in the area are in low-income households.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk

This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection for determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk as stated in FNS regulations. These federal requirements affect eligibility under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program and are also applicable to the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Food Service Program when individual eligibility must be established

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Summer Food Service Program

This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection, a revision of a currently approved information collection for the Summer Food Service Program, which allows for the successful operation of SFSP.

Resource | Legislation
Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act

[As Amended Through PL 116–94, Enacted Dec. 20, 2019]
It is hereby 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 foods and other facilities for the establishment, maintenance, operation, and expansion of nonprofit school lunch programs.

PL 116–94
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0049
Update of Food Crediting in the Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum informs stakeholders on the progress made by the Food and Nutrition Service in updating the food crediting system for all child nutrition programs. This is a first step by FNS towards improving the CNP crediting system to best address today’s evolving food and nutrition environment and meet the needs of those operating and benefiting from the CNPs.

SP08 CACFP02 SFSP02-2019
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0064
Donated Food Storage, Distribution, and Product Dating

This memorandum is meant to provide clarification and guidance on policies and procedures for donated food storage and distribution as they relate to product dating.

FD-107
Resource | Regulations
PART 226—Child and Adult Care Food Program

This part announces the regulations under which the Secretary of Agriculture will carry out the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Food Program Reporting System (FPRS)

This legislation directs USDA to carry out annual national performance assessments of the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Programs.

Resource | Legislation
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

   TITLE I - A Path to End Childhood Hunger
   TITLE 2 -  Reducing Childhood Obesity and Improving the Diets of Children
   TITLE 3 - Improving the Management and Integrity of Child Nutrition Programs
   TITLE IV—Miscellaneous

PL 111–296
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0024
Transmission of Household Income Information by Tier II Family Day Care Homes in the CACFP

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

CACFP17-2011