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Resource | Notices

Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2007-2008)

This Notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

Resource | Interim Final Rule

Interim Rule: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages

This interim rule revises regulations governing the WIC food packages to align the WIC food packages with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and current infant feeding practice guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, better promote and support the establishment of successful long-term breastfeeding, provide WIC participants with a wider variety of food, and provide WIC state agencies with greater flexibility in prescribing food packages to accommodate participants with cultural food preferences.

Resource | Interim Final Rule

Interim Rule: Applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals in the NSLP and SBP and for Benefits in the Special Milk Program and Technical Amendments

This interim rule amends the regulations on eligibility determinations for free and reduced price school meals to implement nondiscretionary provisions of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs

FNS is revising the regulations governing procedures related to the procurement of goods and services in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Special Milk Program to remedy deficiencies identified in audits and program reviews.

Resource | Notices

TEFAP: Allocation Formula

This notice invites state and local agencies involved in the administration of The Emergency Food Assistance Program and the general public to comment on the intent of the Department to modify the data sources used to calculate the formula for allocating TEFAP commodities and administrative funds among state agencies.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: Afterschool Snacks in the CACFP

This rule establishes the eligibility of at-risk afterschool care centers to serve free snacks to children who participate in afterschool programs.

Resource | Notices

TEFAP: Availability of Commodities for FY 2007

This notice announces the surplus and purchased commodities that USDAt expects to make available for donation to states for use in providing nutrition assistance to the needy under TEFAP in FY 2007.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates

CACFP: National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes (July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008)

This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payment rates for meals and supplements served in child care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, at-risk afterschool care centers, and adult day care centers; the food service payment rates for meals and supplements served in day care homes; and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates

National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs: National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates (July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008)

This Notice announces the annual adjustments to the "national average payments,'' the amount of money the federal government provides states for lunches, afterschool snacks and breakfasts served to children participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; to the "maximum reimbursement rates,'' the maximum per lunch rate from federal funds that a state can provide a school food authority for lunches served to children participating in the National School Lunch Program; and to the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to non-needy children in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program for Children.

Resource | Notices

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (2007-2008)

These income eligibility guidelines are to be used in conjunction with the WIC regulations.