Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0088
Nationwide Waivers of Child Nutrition Monitoring

FNS has used its authority under FFRCA to waive certain onsite monitoring requirements for the school meals programs, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Summer Food Service Program, so that programs can to maintain program integrity and support social distancing while providing meals. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Child and Adult Care Food Program: Providing Multiple Meals at a Time During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Under nationwide non-congregate feeding and meal time waivers, state agencies may allow CACFP sites to provide more than one day’s worth of meals to eligible children via a single meal pick-up or delivery. This publication provides tips, best practices, and sample menus for CACFP operators who wish to distribute multiple meals at one time.

Resource | Product Information
USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets - Grains

USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for grains. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Feeding Kids When Schools Are Closed

This downloadable handout conveys information about the child nutrition program meal service options available during the public health emergency.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Digital Nutrition Resources for Kids

Every kid can have fun with nutrition. Make your way through all the food groups with these fun games and activities.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Handwashing and Cleaning Resources

Proper handwashing and cleaning can help prevent illness. Use photographs, signs, mini-posters, activity sheets, and more to spread the word.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Extension of Comment Period: Streamlining Program Requirements and Improving Integrity in the SFSP

This rulemaking proposes to amend the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) regulations to strengthen program integrity by codifying in regulations changes that have been tested through policy guidance and by streamlining requirements among Child Nutrition Programs. The original comment period for this proposed rule, published on Jan. 23, 2020, ends on March 23, 2020. FNS is extending the comment period through April 22, 2020.

Resource | Technical Assistance
CACFP Training Tools

These new worksheets can be used to empower Child and Adult Care Food Program (providers and operators with the knowledge, skills and expertise to implement CACFP meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021)

This notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

Resource | Worksheets
Is My Recipe Whole Grain-Rich in the CACFP?

These worksheets can be used to empower Child and Adult Care Food Program providers and operators with the knowledge, skills and expertise to implement CACFP meal pattern requirements.