Resource | Technical Assistance
National Food Service Management Institute Farm to School and Farm to Child Care Resources

The resources listed  were funded and developed through USDA grants and cooperative agreements. These resources offer extensive information on food safety and school gardens.  

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Cooperation in USDA Studies and Evaluations, and Full Use of Federal Funds in Nutrition Assistance Programs Nondiscretionary Provisions of the HHFKA of 2010 (PL 111-296)

This final rule incorporates into the regulations governing the programs authorized under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (CNA) two nondiscretionary provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFK Act).

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule: NSLP School Food Service Account Revenue Amendments Related to the HHFKA of 2010

This rule amends National School Lunch Program (NSLP) regulations to conform to requirements contained in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (PL 111-296) regarding equity in school lunch pricing and revenue from nonprogram foods sold in schools.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: CACFP Improving Management and Program Integrity

This final rule incorporates into the Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations modifications, clarifications, and technical changes to the two interim rules published by the Department on June 27, 2002 and Sept. 1, 2004.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: Direct Certification and Certification of Homeless, Migrant and Runaway Children for Free School Meals

This rule amends the regulations affecting the determination of children's eligibility for free meals under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program by direct certification and categorical eligibility. Conforming changes and miscellaneous technical changes are also made, as appropriate, for the Special Milk Program for Children, the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Food Service Program.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Geographic Preference Option for the Procurement of Unprocessed Agricultural Products in Child Nutrition Programs

Effective Oct.1, 2008, institutions receiving funds through the child nutrition programs may apply an optional geographic preference in the procurement of unprocessed locally grown or locally raised agricultural products.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Incorporating the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Into the Proposed School Meal Patterns

This document informs the public about a change in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans that affects the proposed rule "Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs'' issued by the Department of Agriculture and published in the Federal Register on Jan. 13, 2011.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, SNAP Education Provision

This memorandum describes the provisions of Section 241, and how the Food and Nutrition Service will implement these provisions.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

This rule proposes to revise the meal patterns and nutrition requirements for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program to align them with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as required by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. 

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: State Administrative Expense Funds

This rule implements a provision of the Act that increases the minimum State Administrative Expense grant for each state administering the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program and/or the Special Milk Program from $100,000 to $200,000 a year, adjusted by an index beginning in FY 2009.