Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0054
Final Fluid Milk Substitution Rule

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued the final rule Fluid Milk Substitutions in the School Nutrition Program (73 FR 52903) on September 12, 2008, to implement a provision of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004.

SP 02-2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0052
Reaffirmation of Policy on Limited Disclosure of Children's Eligibility Information to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

The administrators of the NAEP have asked that we remind school food authorities that they may disclose, without parent/guardian consent, children’s names and eligibility status (whether they are eligible for free meals or free milk or reduced price meals) to persons directly connected with the administration or enforcement of a Federal or State education program, as permitted by section 9(b)(6)(A)(ii)(I) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act.

SP 40-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0051
Responsibility to Request Food Safety Inspections

A number of schools nationwide are still having difficulty obtaining the two food safety inspections required by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004. Although the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) realizes that many of the difficulties schools face are beyond their control, we would like to stress that local program operators are responsible for requesting the food safety inspections from the public health department and documenting their efforts.

SP 39-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0050
30-Day Carryover and Delayed Implementation for Provision 2

This memorandum is to clarify the relationship between delayed implementation of Provision 2 as permitted in §245.9(b)(6)(ii) and use of a child’s prior year’s eligibility status for the first 30 operating days in the new school year (“carryover”) in §245.6(c)(2).

SP 37-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0034
Coordinated Review Effort; National Average Daily Attendance

We have obtained the latest school enrollment and attendance figures from the Department of Education. For your information, the updated national average daily attendance factor for use during Coordinated Review for School Year 2008-2009 is 93.5 percent.

SP 32-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0032
Cooperation with Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate Audits

We have been asked to address the appropriateness of providing information to contractors auditing school districts’ receipt of funds under the FCC’s E-Rate fund.

SP 29-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0026
Automatic Eligibility for Free Meal Benefits Extended to All Children Enrolled in Head Start

This memorandum provides guidance regarding amendments to the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) that extend automatic eligibility for free meal benefits, including free milk, to all children enrolled in Head Start and participating in child nutrition programs.

CACFP 07-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0025
Prototype Language for Return of Discounts, Rebates and Credits to School Food Authorities

In response to several requests and to assist SAs and SFAs in their compliance efforts, we are providing the following prototype contract language requiring the return of purchase incentives to SFAs.

SP 21-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0019
Allowability of Procurement Fees in School Food Authority Contracts

This memorandum is intended to provide clarification of what is allowable, for contracts executed both prior to and after publication of the final rule.

SP 15-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0017
Use of Vending Machines in the School Meal Programs

Since our Jan. 22, 2007 memo “Vending Machines in the School Meal Programs,” SP 03-2007, we have received numerous questions regarding how they may be used in the School Meal Programs. The attached Questions and Answers (Q&As) are provided in response to these questions and as additional guidance in the use of vending machines.

SP 13-2008