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Resource | Policy Memos Revised: Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products in the School Meal Programs, CACFP, and SFSP

This memorandum provides updated guidance on crediting tofu and soy yogurt products in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and extends previous guidance on crediting tofu and soy yogurt products to the Summer Food Service Program, as well as to the infant meal pattern in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

SP 02-2024, CACFP 02-2024, SFSP 02-2024
Resource | Policy Memos Procuring Local Meat, Poultry, Game and Eggs for Child Nutrition Programs

Recently, FNS has received a number of questions related to buying local meat, poultry, game, and eggs; this memorandum seeks to clarify the regulatory requirements related to food safety and answer specific questions related to these products with a series of questions and answers.

SP 01,CACFP 01, SFSP 01-2016
Resource | Webinars/Videos Guidance on Performance Standards, Budgets, and Management Plans in the SFSP

This webinar recording includes detailed information on financial viability, administrative capability, and program accountability in the Summer Food Service Program.

Resource | Webinars/Videos Evaluating and Approving SFSP Budgets

This recorded webinar provides additional information on the requirements for an acceptable SFSP budget and best practices for state agencies’ evaluation of budgets.

Resource | Webinars/Videos Best Practices for Meal Claim Verification of Self-Prep Sites

This recorded webinar goes into detail about appropriate documentation that can be used for reconciling claims for reimbursement. Included, is one example of how state agencies can use appropriate documentation to conduct reconciliation of a site’s meal counts.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Streamlining Program Requirements and Improving Integrity in the SFSP

USDA is implementing regulatory changes to the SFSP that simplify program requirements and improve the customer experience.

Resource | Policy Memos Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers - Revised

This guidance updates previously issued Questions and Answers to clarify Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) requirements. It supersedes SFSP 05-2017, Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers, Dec. 1, 2016.

SFSP 05-2017
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Area Eligibility

This map displays census data and can be used for tiering of participating CACFP day care homes and eligibility of SFSP summer sites. 

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2019-0011 Summer Food for Children Demonstration FAQs

The Summer Food for Children Demonstrations are a series of projects to develop and test methods of providing access to food for low-income children in urban and rural areas during the summer months when schools are not in regular session.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Child Nutrition: Program Integrity Final Rule

FNS published a final rule on program integrity to ensure that child nutrition programs are properly operated and managed to protect federal funds and taxpayer dollars.

Page updated: October 14, 2021