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School Meals Application Materials in French

The French translation of the Prototype Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals and accompanying materials.

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National School Lunch Program Meal Pattern Chart

Meal pattern chart for the National School Lunch Program

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EBT Re-procurement - Lessons Learned & Best Practices

FNS performed an inventory of EBT procurements and conducted a few interviews with some States and EBT processors.  As a results, we developed a technical assistance document with lessons learned and best practices on EBT re-procurements.  

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Community Eligibility Provision Status of School Districts and Schools by State

This map contains links to state-specific information on local educational agencies and schools that may be eligible to elect the Community Eligibility Provision.

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School Meals Programs: Providing Multiple Meals at a Time During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

This publication provides consideration, tips, best practices, and sample menus for school meals program operators who wish to distribute multiple meals at one time.

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Professional Standards Summary of Updates Flyer

The Professional Standards Summary of Updates Flyer provides an overview of the Professional Standards requirements which consist of hiring standards and annual training requirements for state directors of school nutrition programs, state director of distributing agencies, school nutrition program directors, managers, and staff.

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Planning for a Dynamic School Environment During SY 2021-22: Flexibilities in Practice

While many schools will return to their regular cafeteria meal service this year, schools will need to be prepared for many contingencies. FNS encourages schools to have plans in place to ensure students have access to school meals no matter what this school year may bring.  

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Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs

A central resource outlining the USDA Professional Standards requirements for state and local school nutrition professionals.

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CAM Tool Examples

There are four different types of CAM Tool (MS - Excel) examples that are available to assist the user.

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CAM Tool (Excel)

The Cost Allocation Methodologies (CAM) provides a consistent, objective cost allocation process for identifying all federal and state benefiting programs and calculating an equitable distribution of software development costs among those benefiting programs. A series of worksheets walks the use through the cost allocation process.