Resource | Policy
Directions for Menu Worksheet

FNS Menu Worksheet is a tool, designed to assist School Food Authorities in demonstrating that each of the menus meets the new meal pattern for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP16-2013
Revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk Charts in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

Attached are the Revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk charts of the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP09 CACFP04-2013
Streamlining At-Risk Meal Participation for School Food Authorities

The purpose of this memorandum is to streamline the requirements for participation of school food authorities (SFAs) in the at-risk afterschool meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Resource | Policy Memos | SP07 SFSP04-2013
Summer Feeding Options for School Food Authorities

Parts of this memorandum have been rescinded by SFSP 01-2019: Summer Food Service Program Memoranda Rescission, October 11, 2018. Rescinded policy has been struck through.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-125
Offering School Food Authorities the Required Value and Variety of USDA Foods, and Efficient and Cost-Effective Distribution

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide direction and guidance to State distributing agencies (SDAs) in order to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements, and to make certain that all school food authorities (SF As) receive their planned assistance level and maximize their use of USDA Foods to meet the nutrition standards in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
National School Lunch Program Meal Pattern

Comparison of Previous and Current Regulatory Requirements under Final Rule “Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs” (published January 26, 2012)

Resource | Policy Memos | SP18-2012
Paid Lunch Price Report

Subsection 12 (p) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and 7 CFR 210.14 (e)(7) requires that school food authorities report their paid reimbursable lunch prices to the state agency for publication by the Food and Nutrition Service. This memorandum provides guidance on how to report these prices for School Year 2011-12.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP13-2012
Verification for Cause in the School Meals Programs

Recently, concerns have been raised about school district employees allegedly misrepresenting their incomes on applications to receive free or reduced price school meals for their children.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP11 CACFP05 SFSP07-2012
Guidance on the Food Donation Program in Child Nutrition Programs

On November 18, 2011, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L. 112-55) amended the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) by adding paragraph (l), the Food Donation Program at the end of Section 9.