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 | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2005-0051
Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement – Nutrition Programs and Activities

The purpose of this Instruction is to establish and convey policy and provide guidance and direction to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and its recipients and customers, and ensure compliance with and enforcement of the prohibition against discrimination in all FNS nutrition programs and activities, whether federally funded in whole or not. 

FNS Instruction 113-1
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1997-0006
The Grains/Breads Requirement for the Food-Based Menu Planning Alternatives in the Child Nutrition Programs

This Instruction sets forth the criteria to be used to determine acceptable grains/breads, the criteria to be used to determine equivalent minimum serving sizes, and examples of foods that qualify as grains/breads for meals served under the food-based menu planning alternatives in all child nutrition programs

783-1 REV. 2
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1994-0013
Meal Substitutions for Medical or Other Special Dietary Reasons

This Instruction outlines the policy for food substitutions and other modifications in the meal patterns necessary to meet the dietary requirements of program participants with handicaps and with other special dietary needs.

783-2 REV. 2
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1990-0002
Reimbursement For Recycled Milk and Other Meal Components

This Instruction sets forth the policy concerning recycling of milk and other meal components. 

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1988-0010
Agreements With Entities Which Operate Interstate Schools and Facilities

Program regulations require administering agencies (state educational, alternate or distributing agencies, or Food and Nutrition regional offices) to enter into written agreements with school food authorities or sponsoring organizations of child care facilities or summer sites which desire to participate in one or more of the Department's child nutrition programs.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1988-0001
Child Nutrition State Administrative Expense Funds

While some policies are set forth in this Instruction, the primary purpose is to guide the user to the appropriate source or document for more information.