Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0130
Guidelines for Policy Statement When Serving Meals or Milk Without Separate Charge

All school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch, Commodity School, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs must submit a free and reduced price policy statement pursuant to 7 CFR Part 245.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2005-0051
Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement – Nutrition Programs and Activities

The purpose of this Instruction is to establish and convey policy and provide guidance and direction to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and its recipients and customers, and ensure compliance with and enforcement of the prohibition against discrimination in all FNS nutrition programs and activities, whether federally funded in whole or not. 

FNS Instruction 113-1
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1988-0015
Handling Lost, Stolen and Misused Meal Tickets

This Instruction sets forth policy with respect to needy students who report lost or stolen meal tickets in schools and institutions that participate in the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Commodity School or Special Milk Programs.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1988-0013
Eligibility of Schools and Institutions to Participate in School Nutrition Programs

Occasionally, applications for participation in the School Nutrition Programs may be received from organizations that do not clearly meet the definition of “school.”

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1988-0010
Agreements With Entities Which Operate Interstate Schools and Facilities

Program regulations require administering agencies (state educational, alternate or distributing agencies, or Food and Nutrition regional offices) to enter into written agreements with school food authorities or sponsoring organizations of child care facilities or summer sites which desire to participate in one or more of the Department's child nutrition programs.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1988-0009
Partial Implementation of the School Meal Programs in an Individual School

This Instruction sets forth the policy that partial implementation of the National School Lunch and Commodity School Programs is not allowed, but that partial implementation of the School Breakfast Program may be allowed under certain circumstances.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1988-0001
Child Nutrition State Administrative Expense Funds

While some policies are set forth in this Instruction, the primary purpose is to guide the user to the appropriate source or document for more information.