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 | Fact Sheets
Special Milk Program (SMP) Fact Sheet

The Special Milk Program provides milk to children in schools, child care institutions and eligible camps that do not participate in other federal child nutrition meal service programs. The program reimburses schools and institutions for the milk they serve. In 2011, 3,848 schools and residential child care institutions participated, along with 782 summer camps and 527 non‐residential child care institutions. Schools in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs may also participate in the Special Milk Program to provide milk to children in half‐day pre‐kindergarten and kindergarten programs where children do not have access to the school meal programs.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As
School Meals - FAQs

School meals are required to meet specific nutrition standards to operate the school meals programs. The standards align school meals with the latest nutrition science and the real world circumstances of America’s schools. 

Resource | Legislation | P.L. 116-94
Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act

RICHARD B. RUSSELL NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT 
[Chapter 281 of the 79th Congress, Approved June 4, 1946, 60 Stat. 230]
[As Amended Through P.L. 116–94, Enacted December 20, 2019] 
 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs - Request for Information

The Request for Information will be available for public comment through April 23, 2018.  The comment period for the Request for Information that was published on Dec. 14, 2017 (82 FR 58792) has been extended from Feb. 12, 2018 to April 23, 2018.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Healthy Lunch - Crunchy Hawaiian Chicken Wrap
Resource | Legislation
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

P.L. 111–296

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Certification of Compliance Worksheets: 5-Day Schedule

Worksheets

Resource | Presentations
Paid Lunch Equity PowerPoint

To ensure that sufficient funds are provided to the food service account from paid lunches

Resource | Infographics
Smart Snacks in School Infographic

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires USDA to establish nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools — beyond the federally supported meals programs. This new rule carefully balances science-based nutrition guidelines with practical and flexible solutions to promote healthier eating on campus.