Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0043
Procurement and Service of Whole Grain Products

Eating whole grain products has long been advocated by health and nutrition experts. We encourage school food authorities to inquire about the availability of whole grain products when developing product specifications and making their procurement plans next year.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0042
School Districts and Federal Procurement Regulations

Regarding awarding contracts, state agencies are advised to carefully review school district to ensure they are in compliance with federal regulations and take appropriate actions.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0039
Guidance on Determining Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunches and Breakfasts for Youth Served under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

As described in our Reauthorization Implementation Memo SP 4, Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunches and Breakfasts of Runaway, Homeless, and Migrant Youth,  runaway youth served through grant programs established under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act are now categorically eligible for free meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0038
Fluid Milk Provisions - Reauthorization 2004: Implementation Memo

Section 102 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 amended the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act by removing the requirement that schools participating in the National School Lunch Program offer students a variety of fluid milk consistent with prior year preferences.

SP 7-2004
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0037
Clarification on Acceptable Infant Formulas

This memorandum is in response to questions raised by the Connecticut state agency.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0031
Verification of Income Eligibility – Reauthorization 2004 Implementation

Effective July 1, 2004, school officials verifying income eligibility for free and reduced price meals must allow households to provide documentation of income for any point in time between the month prior to application and the time the household is required to provide income documentation.

SO 5-2004
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0030
Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunches and Breakfasts for Migrant Children

This memorandum supplements our Reauthorization Implementation Memo SP 4 by providing additional information on identifying migrant children and on the procedures that school food authorities and local education agencies should use to coordinate with the Migrant Education Program in order to document the categorical eligibility of migrant children for free meals.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0029
Nutrition Requirements: Special Assistance: Amendment Expanding Provisions 2 & 3 District-wide

This memo provides the basic procedures for implementing Provision 2 or 3 SFA-wide or for a subgroup of schools within an SFA.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0027
Medicare Prescription Drug Card

Authorized by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), the prescription drug discount card provides Medicare beneficiaries with negotiated prices that should be lower than the regular price of prescription drugs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0026
Irradiation Requirements in "The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004"

The Reauthorization Act of 2004 contains several requirements regarding irradiated USDA commodity product that we want to bring to your attention.