Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0085
Federal Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds

This memorandum, SP20 CACFP07 SFSP06-2019, notifies all child nutrition program state agencies and program operators of guidance the Food and Nutrition Service received from the Office of Management and Budget, OMB M-18-18, authorizing increases to the value of the micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds.

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Resource | Comment Request
Request for Information: The Serious Deficiency Process in the CACFP

This is a request for information to gather detailed comments from stakeholders about the serious deficiency process in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The serious deficiency process provides a systematic way to correct serious management problems and, when that effort fails, protect the program through due process.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime Webinar: Identificar alimentos ricos en grano integral para el cacfp usando la lista de ingredientes

Este seminario web se enfoca en cómo los operadores del CACFP pueden usar la lista de ingredientes de un alimento para identificar alimentos ricos en grano integral para sus menús.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0051
Allocation of FY 2020 Funds

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide funding allocation amounts for all state agencies for fiscal year 2020, to provide information on funding requirements and deadlines, and to serve as a reminder of important program requirements.

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Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime: Identifying Whole Grain-Rich Foods in the CACFP, Part 2

The CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays webinar series is a set of interactive, skills-building webinars that focus on hot topics related to the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns. This webinar will focus on how CACFP operators can use a food’s ingredient list to identify whole grain-rich items for their menus, with a focus on how to treat flour blends. 

Resource | Research | Participation Characteristics
SFSP Characteristics Study

This study collected data on SFSP operations and characteristics at the state, sponsor, and site levels. Survey data was collected in the summer of 2015 from a census of the 53 state agencies (all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico) and nationally representative samples of SFSP sponsors and sites. In lieu of a technical research report, study findings are included in a four-page infographic.

Resource | Fact Sheets
Buy American Fact Sheet

A resource for school meals program operators on the Buy American Provision. This provision safeguards the health and well-being of our Nation’s children and supports the U.S. economy, American farmers, and small and local agricultural businesses. The National School Lunch Act requires school food authorities (SFAs) to purchase, to the maximum extent practicable, domestic commodities or products.

Resource | Research | Impacts/Evaluations
Successful Approaches to Reduce Sodium in School Meals Study

This study was designed to provide information on (1) the market availability of foods that meet the sodium standards for school meal programs set by regulation in 2012, (2) the strategies most often used by schools that have met the sodium targets, and (3) the technical assistance needs of schools and districts working to develop lower sodium menus.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0042
Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for School Year 2019-20

In Section 760 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 , Congress provides that only school food authorities that had a negative balance in the nonprofit school food service account as of Dec. 31, 2018, shall be required to establish prices for paid lunches according to the Paid Lunch Equity provisions in Section 12(p) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. 1760(p) and implemented in National School Lunch Program regulations at 7 CFR 210.14(e).

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0073
Q&As on the Final Rule Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements

Attached are Questions and Answers (QAs) on the final rule Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements (83 FR 63775, December 12, 2018), which provides menu planning flexibilities in the child nutrition programs beginning July 1, 2019.

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