Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP High Performance Bonuses

This rulemaking proposes to amend Food Stamp Program (FSP) regulations to implement provisions of section 4120 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (FSRIA).

Resource | Policy Memos
Treatment of the Shared Maintenance Fee for Food Bank Donations in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the procedures for determining the allowable cost portion of the shared maintenance fees charged by food banks for donations to institutions and facilities participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: CSFP Plain Language, Program Accountability, and Program Flexibility

This proposed rule would rewrite the regulations for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program in “plain language” to help program operators and the general public better understand program requirements.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: FSP Non-Discretionary Quality Control Provisions of Title IV of PL 107-171

This rule amends the Food Stamp Program regulations to implement certain provisions concerning the Quality Control system in sections 4118 and 4119 of the Food Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2002.

Resource | Policy Memos
Continuing Resolution

On September 30, 2003, the President signed HJ Resolution 69, which continues appropriations for the Child Nutrition Programs and extends several provisions that were to expire on September 30.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Revisions to the WIC Food Packages

The Department is soliciting public comments on redesigning the food packages offered through the WIC Program to determine if the WIC food packages should be revised to better improve the nutritional intake, health and development of participants; and, if so, what specific changes should be made to the food packages.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals in Schools-Verification Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements

This final rule amends the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) relating to the verification of applications for free and reduced price meal benefits under the NSLP and the SBP.

Resource | Policy
USDA Calls for Public Comments on Technical Support Data for Food Guide Pyramid

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today called for public comments on proposed revisions to the daily food intake patterns that serve as the technical basis for the Food Guide Pyramid.

Resource | Policy
Backgrounder for Revision of Food Guide Pyramid Sept. 10, 2003

In 2000, USDA initiated a comprehensive reassessment of the Food Guide Pyramid (FGP), which was originally released in 1992. USDA has provided food guidance to the American public for over 100 years, and the Pyramid is the current graphic representation of this guidance.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: CSFP Allocation of Administrative Funds

This final rule amends Commodity Supplemental Food Program regulations to implement nondiscretionary provisions of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 affecting the allocation of administrative funds to State agencies.