Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0065
Policy Memorandum on Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Meal Programs

The attached policy memorandum, “Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Meal Programs,” includes important updates to requirements related to accommodating children with disabilities participating in the school neal programs.  Previous FNS guidance on this issue was included in FNS Instruction 783-2, Rev. 2, Meal Substitutions for Medical or other Special Dietary Reasons

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0060
Meal Service During Unanticipated School and Day Care Closures

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that meals may be served through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option during unanticipated school closures, including snow days, during the regular school year.

SP55 CACFP26 SFSP18-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0033
Meaningful Access for Persons with Limited English Proficiency in the School Meal Programs: Guidance and Q&As

This memorandum consolidates and supersedes previous LEP guidance and incorporates previously released USDA and FNS guidance. FNS is issuing this guidance in a  Q&A format to provide responses to questions that FNS has received regarding communications with LEP individuals.

SP37-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0034
State Agency Prior Approval Process for SFA Equipment Purchases

This memorandum updates SP31–2014, State Agency Prior Approval Process for School Food Authority (SFA) Equipment Purchases,  to include new regulation citations for the cost principles related to the purchase of equipment.

SP39 CACFP11 SFSP13-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0039
Administrative Review: Revised Manual, Forms, and Tools for SY2016-17

This memorandum provides information on the updated School Meal Programs Administrative Review Manual, and accompanying forms, tools, and instructions for School Year 2016-17.

SP44-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0090
Value of USDA Donated Foods for Audits: Revised

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify the options available to state distributing agencies or recipient agencies in assigning value to USDA donated foods for audit purposes.

FD-104
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0087
Automatic Revocation of Tax-Exempt Status–Revised

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify guidance to state agencies on procedures for reviewing the nonprofit status of organizations applying to participate in the SFSP.  In addition, this memorandum clarifies the corrective actions required by organizations whose tax-exempt status has been revoked. 

SFSP04-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0024
SFSP Participation by Higher Education Institutions, Hospitals, and other Non-Profit Organizations under Contract with a FSMC

This memorandum provides guidance to state agencies administering the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) that are seeking to approve non-profit organizations such as higher education institutions and hospitals (referred to collectively herein as “Organizations”) that are under contract with a food service management company (FSMC) to provide food service operations.

SFSP12-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0088
Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers

This guidance updates previously issued Questions and Answers to clarify Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) requirements, as found in 7 CFR Part 225, FNS Instruction 796-4, and other official federal program guidance. It supersedes SFSP 08-2016, Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers, Nov. 12, 2015.

SFSP 05-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0010
FDA Requirements for Vending Machines

On Dec. 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final rule, Food Labeling; Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines, in the Federal Register.

SP28 CACFP09 SFSP11-2016