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Resource | Notices

Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2013-2014)

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, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: FDPIR Income Deductions and Resource Eligibility - Approval of Information Collection Request

This document announces approval of an information collection requirements (ICR)  associated with the  final rule entitled Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Income Deductions and Resource Eligibility was published on Aug. 27, 2013.

Resource | Interim Final Rule

Interim Rule: NSLP and SBP Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools as Required by the HHFKA of 2010; Approval of Information Collection Request

The interim rule entitled National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was published on June 28, 2013. 

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

The rule entitled Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations was published on August 21, 2013. The ICR for this rule approved the creation of a new information collection, which has been assigned the OMB Control Number 0584-0587. The Office of Management and Budget cleared the associated ICR on Sept. 23, 2013. This document announces the approval of the ICR.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: NSLP and SBP Eliminating Applications Through Community Eligibility as Required by the HHFKA of 2010

This rule proposes to amend the eligibility regulations for free and reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program to codify the statutory provision that establishes the community eligibility provision, a reimbursement option for eligible local educational agencies and schools that wish to offer free school meals to all children in high poverty schools without collecting household applications.

Resource | Interim Final Rule

Interim Rule: Direct Certification and Certification of Homeless, Migrant and Runaway Children for Free School Meals - Approval of Information Collection Request

The interim rule entitled Direct Certification and Certification of Homeless, Migrant and Runaway Children for Free School Meals was published on April 25, 2011.

Resource | Fact Sheets

Schools Meeting the New Meal Standards

Going into the 2013-2014 School Year, the vast majority of schools are successfully meeting the updated meal standards which offer children more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables; low-fat milk; and less salty and fatty foods.

Resource | Fact Sheets

Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School Summary Chart

Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School, Smart Snacks in Schools

Resource | Fact Sheets

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

Through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, FNS is able to quickly offer short-term food assistance benefits to families suffering in the wake of a disaster.

Resource | Fact Sheets

USDA Foods During Disaster

USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) supplies USDA Foods to disaster relief organizations such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army for congregate feeding or househole distribution.