Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0020
Variations in Meal Requirements for religious Reasons: Jewish Schools, Institutions, and Sponsors

This instruction is intended to clarify allowable variations to child nutrition program food components in order to meet religious needs among Jewish schools, institutions and sponsors. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0082
Use of School and Census Data

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide additional guidance on the use of school and census data to establish area eligibility in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). In addition, this memorandum consolidates previous guidance and simplifies the area eligibility determination process to reduce administrative burdens on state agencies and program operators.

SP 05-2014, CACFP 02-2014, SFSP 05-2014
Resource | FAQs/Q&As
Administrative Review Training: General Administrative Review Questions and Answers

This webinar is the second in a series of Administrative Review training webinars designed to complement in-person trainings conducted in spring 2013. These webinars are designed to provide state agency reviewers with additional knowledge and skills needed to conduct administrative reviews to assess a school food authority's compliance with child nutrition program requirements.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
School Breakfast Webinar Part 2: Updated Toolkit Resources

The purpose of this webinar session is to acquaint the audience with FNS' updated toolkit resources for use in conjunction with the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The toolkit is a collection of digital materials targeted towards school food service directors who are seeking to establish or expand the SBP at one or more serving sites.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
School Breakfast Webinar: Offer Versus Serve Overview and Strategies for Success

The purpose of this webinar session is to provide an overview of the Offer versus Serve (OVS) provision in the School Breakfast Program. During the session, attendees will be provided with an overview of how OVS fits into the updated breakfast meal pattern that goes into effect for SY 2013-14, including specific examples of what reimbursable meals might look like.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Energizing Your Day with School Breakfast: An Introduction to Updated USDA Toolkit Resources

The purpose of this webinar session is to acquaint the audience with FNS' updated toolkit resources for use in conjunction with the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The toolkit is a collection of digital materials targeted towards school food service directors who are seeking to establish or expand the SBP at one or more serving sites.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2013-0076
Copying Federally Inspected Product Labels for Bidding Process - FAQs

The watermark, is to be applied to all CN contribution statements not supported by product specific documentation and to CN product labels that are distributed without Federally inspected and packaged product.  According to the FSIS policy book, all USDA inspection legends are prohibited from use on anything except actual product or pictures of actual product regardless of the intended use of the product.  For CN Labeling Program purposes, this applies to all Federal (USDA & USDC) inspection legends.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0075
Q&As Regarding the Use of SAE Funds and SAE Reallocation Funds in the Food Distribution Program for Child Nutrition Programs

The attached memorandum of questions and answers, issued jointly by the Food and Nutrition Service headquarters, food distribution and child nutrition divisions, clarifies the use of SAE funds, both as initially allocated and when reallocated, for administrative and other expenses incurred in the food distribution program.

SP57-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0073
Collaboration with State School Business Officials on New Administrative Review Section: Resource Management

The updated administrative review, authorized by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, includes a new section titled resource management that monitors the Local Education Agencies (LEAs) compliance with federal regulations that support the financial health of the school meal program’s nonprofit food service account.

SP56-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0018
Crediting Vegetables for Grains in American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands

This memorandum addresses whether vegetables may be used as a substitution for all grains, including whole grain-rich products in outlying areas (American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands).

SP29-2013