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 | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0014
Crediting Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Crediting Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program reflects the updated CACFP meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2018-0032
Menu Planner

The Menu Planner for School Meals: School Year 2018-2019 (Menu Planner) is a comprehensive guide for local school nutrition professionals to assist them with developing healthy, safe, affordable, and appealing school meals and snacks that meet the meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2018-0001
Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs has all of the current information in one manual to help you and your purchasing agent buy the right amount of food and the appropriate type of food for your program(s), and determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0096
Questions and Answers about Disaster Policies and Procedures: Revised

This memorandum consolidates and clarifies select disaster/emergency policies and procedures applicable to the CSFP, the FDPIR, and TEFAP.

FD-093
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0090
Value of USDA Donated Foods for Audits: Revised

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify the options available to state distributing agencies or recipient agencies in assigning value to USDA donated foods for audit purposes.

FD-104
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2016-0058
Local School Wellness Policy Summary of the Final Rule

This double sided handout provides an overview of the requirements in the  Final Rule: Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 201

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2010-0049
Claims For Losses of Donated Foods and Related Administrative Losses - Procedures for the State Distributing Agency

The purpose of this instruction is to establish the general standards and procedures that the state distributing agency must follow in order to ensure that restitution is made for the loss of donated foods, or for the loss or improper use of funds provided for, or accruing from, the distribution of donated foods.

FNS Instruction 410-1 Rev. 2
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0032
Annual Physical Inventory-Reconciliation of Book Inventory to Physical Inventory

This memorandum provides instructions on how to reconcile the physical inventory conducted at a distributing agency- or subdistributing agency-level storage facility with the book inventory required to be maintained for that facility.

FD-058
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