Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Nutrition Standards for School Meals

This page contains regulations, policy memos, and other guidance materials relating to the nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

Resource | Toolkits
Tools for Schools

Tools for Schools offers topic-specific policy and resource materials to assist schools in meeting the new nutrition standards. Refer to the latest regulations, find free nutrition education curricula, or get ideas for adding tasty, kid-friendly foods to enhance your school meals program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0014
New Q&As Related to the Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the NSLP

Attached are revised Questions and Answers related to the final rule entitled, Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

SP26-2014
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0054
School Nutrition Program Administrative Reviews: Assessing Compliance with Dietary Specifications Using a USDA-Approved Menu Planning Tool for Certification for Six Cent Reimbursement

The Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) recently released the new Administrative Review Guidance Manual, which includes four options that state agencies may use to assess compliance with Dietary Specifications – calories, saturated fat, and sodium – requirements. One option (i.e., Option 4) described in the Nutrient Analysis and Dietary Specifications Module of the Administrative Review Guidance Manual allows state agencies to request approval from FNS for an alternate process that incorporates a Department of Agriculture (USDA)-approved Menu Planning Tool for Certification for Six Cent Reimbursement (also referred to as Menu Planning Tool).

SP46-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0005
Quarterly Reporting Associated with School Food Authority Certification for Performance-Based Reimbursement

This memorandum provides information regarding the state agencies’ quarterly reporting requirements associated with identifying the number of school food authorities certified to receive the performance-based reimbursement for each lunch served in compliance with the new meal pattern requirements for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.

SP20-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0056
Q&As Related to the 6 Cents Certification Tool

Attached are revised questions and answers related to the Food and Nutrition Service prototype 6 Cents Certification Tool.

SP44-2012