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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0073

Revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk Charts in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

Attached are the Revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk charts of the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

SP16-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0072

FY 2012 State Reporting of SNAP Benefits Funding in Connection With A-133 Single Audits

This memorandum provides guidance on reporting expenditures of SNAP funds in order to comply with reporting requirements of OMB Circular A-133 and OMB guidance implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 .

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0071

SNAP - State Agency Liability for Employee Fraud

The increased focus on SNAP integrity has required FNS and the states to review their procedures for responding to integrity issues, specifically a clarification of FNS' responsibility when a state employee is found guilty of fraud while administering the program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0069

Streamlining At-Risk Meal Participation for School Food Authorities

The purpose of this memorandum is to streamline the requirements for participation of school food authorities in the at-risk afterschool meals component of CACFP.

SP09 CACFP04-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0068

Questions and Answers on Measuring for the Timeliness of SNAP Applications for Recertification

The attached document provides answers to inquiries from state agencies on measuring for the timeliness of SNAP applications for recertification (Item 70). As you are aware, states are required to measure for recertification timeliness beginning in FY 2013. The attached questions and answers should help state agencies implement the new measure as smoothly as possible.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0067

Summer Feeding Options for School Food Authorities

Parts of this memorandum have been rescinded by SFSP 01-2019: Summer Food Service Program Memoranda Rescission, Oct. 11, 2018. Rescinded policy has been struck through.

SP07 SFSP04-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0066

Substitution and Valuation of USDA Cheese

In November 2005, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued Policy Memorandum FD-049 to assist school food authorities (SFAs) in providing healthier options and a wider variety of cheese products for students. The policy memorandum permits processors to substitute cheese donated by the Department of Agriculture (i.e., USDA cheese) with other varieties of cheese produced for the commercial market.

FD-049
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0065

Approval of End Products and Monitoring of End Product Sales

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify a state distributing agency's (SDA) responsibilities regarding (1) the approval of end products for processing; and (2) monitoring of sales of such end products to school food authorities (SF A) in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) by reviewing a processor's monthly performance report.

FD-127
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0064

Special Disaster Rules for Accepting SNAP EBT Benefits for Hot Food Purchases

Due to Hurricane Sandy, and effective immediately, retail food stores licensed by the Food and Nutrition Service to accept SNAP benefits in the following counties may accept SNAP benefits in exchange for hot foods and foods intended to be consumed on retailer premises.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0062

Offering School Food Authorities the Required Value and Variety of USDA Foods, and Efficient and Cost-Effective Distribution

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide direction and guidance to SDAs in order to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements, and to make certain that all SFAs receive their planned assistance level and maximize their use of USDA Foods to meet the nutrition standards in the NSLP.

FD-125