Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0004
Determining School and Child Care Commodity Entitlements

This memorandum describes how commodity entitlements are determined and allocated to states for meals served in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1991-0009
Staff Child Ratios For Centers In CACFP Child Care Standards

This Instruction clarifies two issues concerning the staff-child ratios established for child care centers and outside-school-hours care centers in the CACFP regulations (226.6(d)(2)): (1) Are staff-child ratios based on actual attendance or on enrollment; and (2) When children from various age groups are in attendance, how is the necessary minimum number of staff members determined?

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1991-0004
Expansion Funds for Low-income or Rural Areas in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Section 105(b)(1) of PL 101-147, the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 1989, amended Section 17(f)(3)(C) of the National School Lunch Act (NSLA) [42 U.S.C.1766(f)(3)(c)] to provide for additional administrative payments to sponsoring organizations wishing to expand into rural and low-income areas.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1991-0003
Evaluation of State or Local Licensing and Approval

We recently received an inquiry regarding the appropriate interpretation of that the portion of Section 226.6(d)(3) f the CACFP) regulations that reads “Licensing or approval is not available when (i) no federal, state or local licensing/approval standards have been established for child care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, or day care homes; or (ii) no mechanism exists to determine compliance with licensing approval standards.”