Resource | Webinars/Videos
Updated Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns

FNS staff discuss the updated preschool meal patterns in the National School Lunch Program (including snack service) and School Breakfast Program, as well as the updated milk requirements in the Special Milk Program, which went into effect on Oct. 1, 2017.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0062
Updated Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns in NSLP and SBP: Q&As

On April 25, 2016, FNS published the final rule, “Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010” to update the National School Lunch Program’s and School Breakfast Program’s  meal pattern requirements for infants and preschoolers under 7 CFR 210.10 and 220.8.

SP01-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0045
Flexibility for Co-Mingled Preschool Meals: Questions and Answers

This memorandum provides guidance on meals served to preschoolers when they are in the same service area at the same time as grade K-5 students, and it includes Questions and Answers. Additional guidance on the National School Lunch Program’s and School Breakfast Program’s infant and preschool meal pattern requirements will be issued soon.

SP37-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0027
Transition Period for Updated CACFP, Infant, Preschool Meal Patterns

This memorandum, which was in effect from May 10, 2017 through September 30, 2018, outlined a transition period for implementing the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program meal patterns and the updated infant and preschool meal patterns in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

SP30 CACFP13-2017
Resource | Interim Final Rule
SFSP - Implementation of Legislative Reforms

This interim rule amends Summer Food Service Program regulations to incorporate nondiscretionary changes made by the Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act of 1994, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, and the William F. Goodling Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1999-0022
Effective Date for Implementation of Interim Regulation Amending the Infant Meal Patterns

On Nov. 15, 1999, we published the subject interim regulation, and established the effective date as Dec. 15, 1999, because (1) the customary effective date for regulations is 30 days after publication and (2) given the health and reimbursement implications, we wished to implement the regulation as soon as possible.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule: NSLP, SBP and CACFP Amendments to the Infant Meal Pattern

This rule amends the regulations for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program to eliminate the option of serving whole cow’s milk as part of reimbursable meals for infants under one year of age.