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Resource | Federal Register Documents Information Collection - School Meals Operations Study

With the revision, FNS will seek approval for the School Meals Operations (SMO) study to collect survey and administrative data about SY 2023-24 from a census of state agencies. The SMO study will not collect survey data about SY 2023-24 from school food authorities.

Resource | Federal Register Documents Final Rule - Child Nutrition Programs: Meal Patterns Consistent With the 2020-2025 DGAs

This rulemaking finalizes long-term school nutrition requirements based on the goals of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025, robust stakeholder input, and lessons learned from prior rulemakings.

Resource | Federal Register Documents Correction: CNP Eligibility Guidelines (2024-2025)

This notice corrects a table for the initial Child Nutrition Program Income Eligibility Guidelines.

Resource | Federal Register Documents Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (2024-2025)

This notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals, free milk, and Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer benefits for the period from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025. 

Resource | Comment Request Comment Request - Child Nutrition Labeling Program

The CN Labeling Program is designed to aid schools and institutions participating in the National School Lunch, School Breakfast Program, CACFP and Summer Food Service program by determining the contribution a commercial product makes toward the meal pattern requirements of these programs.

Resource | Federal Register Documents Information Collection: 2024-25 National School Foods Study

This collection is a new collection that combines the School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study-II (SNMCS–II), School Food Purchase Study-IV (SFPS–IV), and a second Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Evaluation (FFVP–II) into one coordinated effort named the 2024–25 National School Foods Study.

Resource | Federal Register Documents 2023 Pulse Survey: Operational Challenges in Child Nutrition Programs

The Operational Challenges in Child Nutrition Programs surveys, are designed to collect timely data on emerging school food service operational challenges, including but not limited to supply chain disruptions, food costs, and labor shortages, and/or related issues.

Resource | Federal Register Documents Final Rule: Child Nutrition Programs - CEP Increasing Options for Schools

This final rule amends the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) regulations by lowering the minimum identified student percentage (ISP) from 40 percent to 25 percent. 

Resource | Federal Register Documents Final Rule: Child Nutrition Program Integrity

This action implements statutory requirements and policy improvements to strengthen administrative oversight and operational performance of the Child Nutrition Programs.

Resource | Federal Register Documents Comment Request: Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools

FNS collects information for this collection, which contains both mandatory and required to obtain or retain benefit requirements, from state agencies, LEAs/SFAs, and households. The information collected from the state agencies and the LEAs/SFAs ensures that eligibility determinations are made, that applications are verified, that eligibility and other records are maintained, and that public notification is provided concerning the programs.

Page updated: October 14, 2021