Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0017
Additional Yield Information for School Meals

In January 2012, the “Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs,” final rule was published and required schools to serve a greater quantity and variety of fruits and vegetables and more whole grains/whole grain-rich products. To support the updated meal pattern requirements and assist school food operators with menu planning, an inter-agency agreement was established between USDA, FNS and USDA, Agricultural Research Service to conduct analytical yield studies.

SP32-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0060
Meal Service During Unanticipated School and Day Care Closures

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that meals may be served through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option during unanticipated school closures, including snow days, during the regular school year.

SP55 CACFP26 SFSP18-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0026
Bonding Requirements for Food Service Management Companies and other Subcontractors

Under previous interpretation of 2 CFR 200.325, FNS communicated that “subcontracts exceeding the Simplified Acquisition Threshold” not only applied to subcontracts related to construction or facility improvement contracts, but also applied to Food Service Management Companies (FSMCs) as the contracts they have with School Food Authorities (SFAs) were considered to be subcontracts and, therefore, fell under the scope of the bonding requirements in 2 CFR 200.325

SP35-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0080
Completion of Fiscal Action in School Year 2016-2017 Administrative Reviews

This memorandum addresses questions that state agencies have asked regarding school food authority wide fiscal action and assists state agencies in completing administrative reviews of SFAs.

SP07-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0010
FDA Requirements for Vending Machines

On Dec. 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final rule, Food Labeling; Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines, in the Federal Register.

SP28 CACFP09 SFSP11-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0064
Additional Guidance for the Implementation of the Administrative Reviews in School Nutrition Programs Final Rule

This memorandum provides additional guidance to assist in implementing the final rule, Administrative Reviews in School Nutrition Programs, effective Sept. 27, 2016. The guidance included in this memorandum is intended to assist with the completion of administrative reviews conducted after this effective date.

SP56-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0039
Administrative Review: Revised Manual, Forms, and Tools for SY2016-17

This memorandum provides information on the updated School Meal Programs Administrative Review Manual, and accompanying forms, tools, and instructions for School Year 2016-17.

SP44-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0053
Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products in the School Meal Programs and the CACFP

This memorandum explains how to credit tofu and soy yogurt in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

SP53 CACFP21-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0049
Resources for Making Potable Water Available in Schools and Child Care Facilities

The Food and Nutrition Service is issuing this memorandum to remind child nutrition program operators of the potable water requirement and to identify resources found in the attachment that can be used by schools and child care facilities in meeting this requirement.

SP49 CACFP18-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0067
Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Meal Programs

This policy memorandum includes important updates to requirements related to accommodating children with disabilities participating in the school meal programs.

SP59-2016