Resource | Webinars/Videos
Finding and Creating School Recipes for Success with USDA Foods

In this December 4, 2014, webinar, Malissa Marsden provides an overview of how to create and modify standardized recipes, and Dayle Hayes shares a variety of available resources from agricultural boards, social media, and school nutrition programs.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Creating Healthy Menus Using USDA Foods

In this October 16, 2014, webinar, Christina Riley of FNS provides an overview of USDA Foods nutrition, and Scott Richardson of Project Bread, Laurie Colgan of the Vermont Agency of Education, and Ed Herrera of the Idaho State Department of Education present school meals recipe resources developed by their organizations.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
K-12 Cooking with USDA Foods

In this Dec. 18, 2014, webinar, White House Champions of Change chefs Carlin Breinig, Cyndie Story, and Garrett Berdan share culinary techniques and work simplification methods aimed at producing quality foods in quantity batches. USDA Foods highlighted in the presentation include flavorsome fruits, vibrant vegetables and legumes, and mealtime meats, cheeses, and grains.

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP10-2015
Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers 2014

This memorandum updates previously issued Questions and Answers to reflect recent Program changes.  This memorandum supersedes SFSP 09-2014 Revised, Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers, November 12, 2013.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP05 SFSP07-2015
Health and Safety Inspection Requirements

This memorandum provides guidance and clarification on health and safety inspection requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP06-2015
Categorical Eligibility in the Summer Food Service Program

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide consolidated guidance regarding categorical eligibility determinations in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Foster Care Letter
Resource | Policy Memos | SP09 CACFP03 SFSP02-2015
Written Codes of Conduct and Performance of Employees Engaged in Award and Administration of Contracts

This memorandum responds to a number of recent questions and requests to provide clarifying guidance to state agencies and child nutrition program operators, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program, regarding the expectation and enforcement of ethical conduct by their employees engaged in procurement of program goods and service.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP02-2015
Child and Adult Care Food Program - Role and Requirements of Administrative Review Officials

This memorandum provides: 1) guidance to State agencies and institutions on the role and requirements of administrative review officials in resolving adverse actions issued by State agencies administering and, institutions participating in the CACFP; 2) ways in which State agencies and sponsoring organizations may strengthen guidance materials to train administrative review officials; 3) a typical case study in which an administrative review official’s ruling was not based on CACFP requirements; and 4) actions FNS may take when violations are identified related to 7 CFR 226.6(k)(5).

Resource | Policy Memos | SP06-2015
Farm to School and School Garden Expenses

Recently, we have received several questions about the use of funds from the nonprofit school food service account to cover expenditures related to farm to school activities and school gardens. The questions and answers below address specific scenarios that school food authorities (SFAs) may be dealing with when considering the allowability of such costs.