Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0012
Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization 2010: Section 361, Full Use of Federal Funds

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the implementation of Section 361 of the Act, Full Use of Federal Funds, in the Child Nutrition Programs.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0004
CNR 2010: Permanent Agreements in the SFSP and the CACFP

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 modifies requirements for permanent agreements in the Summer Food Service Program and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The purpose of this memorandum is to implement these modifications to the SFSP and CACFP.

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Resource | Technical Assistance
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Programs for Out-of-School-Time Providers

USDA Food and Nutrition Service Programs for Out-of-School-Time Providers.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0072
Allocation of Admin Funds for State Costs of Implementation of New Meal Patterns

This provision requires state agencies to certify whether participating SFAs are in compliance with meal requirements and, therefore, eligible to receive performance-based cash assistance for each reimbursable lunch served (an additional six cents per lunch, adjusted annually, available beginning Oct. 1, 2012).

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0066
Direct Certification and Zero Benefit Households

Section 9(b)(12)(A)(i) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act restricts categorical eligibility for free school meals based on SNAP participation to children who are members of a household receiving assistance under SNAP. Therefore, a child who is a member of a household that is receiving “zero benefits” from SNAP is not categorically eligible for free meals, unless the child is categorically eligible for another reason.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0030
Direct Certification Benchmarks and Continuous Improvement Plans

The purpose of this memorandum is to implement provisions contained in Section 101 of the Act which establish direct certification rate benchmarks for states and require continuous improvement plans (CIPs) from states that do not meet the benchmarks.

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Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2011-0043
Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program - A Handbook for Schools

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day.  It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Evaluation - Peer Review Plan

Assesses the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, expanded across the nation by the FCEA, to determine whether children (a) experienced, as a result of participating in the program, increased consumption of fruits and vegetables and (b) made other dietary changes, such as decreased consumption of less nutritious foods.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0022
Reaffirming the Requirement that SFAs Comply with Federal Regulations Affecting Rebates, Discounts, and Other Applicable Credits in All Cost Reimbursable Contracts

This policy memorandum supersedes the previous version, as changes have been made to correct a regulatory citation and for clarification purposes. That said, this is a reminder to state agencies of the importance of ensuring compliance with the procurement requirements established in regulations affecting the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Special Milk Program which became effective on Nov. 30, 2007.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0056
Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications – Requests for Additional Information

This memorandum responds to questions received from regional offices, state agencies and Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) regarding applications for free and reduced price school meals that request the applicant to provide information that is not required for a student’s certification of eligibility for child nutrition programs.

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