Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0031
Revisions to Instructions for Calculation of Average Daily Attendance on Form FNS-418

This memorandum announces a revision to the instructions for calculating average daily attendance (ADA) on the Form FNS-418: Report of the Summer Food Service Program for Children.

SFSP09-2017
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0020
Variations in Meal Requirements for Religious Reasons: Jewish Schools, Institutions and Sponsors

This instruction is intended to clarify allowable variations to child nutrition program food components in order to meet religious needs among Jewish schools, institutions and sponsors. 

783-13 Rev. 3
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0039
Tribal Participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Food Service Program

Memorandum. The purpose of this memorandum is to reissue previous guidance, CACFP 01-1999, Participation of Tribal Child Care Facilities in CACFP, October 23, 1998, and provide Questions and Answers intended to clarify current Program policies and how these policies may impact the operation of the CACFP, as well as the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), in Indian Country.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2005-0051
FNS 113-1: Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement

The purpose of this Instruction is to establish and convey policy and provide guidance and direction to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service 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-1997-0006
The Grains/Breads Requirement for the Food-Based Menu Planning Alternatives in the Child Nutrition Programs

This Instruction sets forth the criteria to be used to determine acceptable grains/breads, the criteria to be used to determine equivalent minimum serving sizes, and examples of foods that qualify as grains/breads for meals served under the food-based menu planning alternatives in all child nutrition programs

783-1 REV. 2
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1994-0013
Meal Substitutions for Medical or Other Special Dietary Reasons

This Instruction outlines the policy for food substitutions and other modifications in the meal patterns necessary to meet the dietary requirements of program participants with handicaps and with other special dietary needs.

783-2 REV. 2
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1992-0005
Financial Management - Summer Food Service Program for Children

This Instruction establishes standards, principles, and guidelines to assist SAs and FNSROs in the development and maintenance of financial management systems.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1991-0011
Approval of Child Care Institutions for the Summer Food Service Program

The purpose of this Instruction is to clarify issues which have been raised in the past concerning the approval of child care institutions as sponsors for the Summer Food Service Program.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1990-0002
Reimbursement For Recycled Milk and Other Meal Components

This Instruction sets forth the policy concerning recycling of milk and other meal components. 

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1988-0014
Prohibition Against Denying Meals and Milk to Children as a Disciplinary Action

This Instruction prohibits the denial of meals and milk as a disciplinary action against any child who is enrolled in a school participating in the Chile Nutrition Programs. Such denial of meals or milk is inconsistent with Section 2 and 9 of the National School Lunch Act and Sections 2,3, and 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966.

FNS Instruction 791-1 REV. 1