Resource | Policy Memos | SP13-2014
School Food Service Account Revenue from the Sale of Non-Program Foods

School Program regulations at 7 CFR 210.14 (f) require all revenue from the sale of non-program foods to accrue to the nonprofit school food service account. Non-program food is defined as food sold in a school at any time or location on the school campus (other than reimbursable meals) purchased using funds from the non-profit school food service account. Please note that this is different from competitive food which is defined as all food (other than reimbursable meals) sold to students during the school day. This memorandum provides clarification on the requirements for the accrual of revenue from the sale of non-program food.

Resource | Policy Memos
Attachments to SP12-2014: RFA for Participation in Demonstration Projects to Evaluate Direct Certification with Medicaid in SY 2014-15

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) invites State agencies (SAs) that administer the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) to apply to participate in demonstration projects that will evaluate the effectiveness of conducting direct certification with the Medicaid program.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP11 CACFP06 SFSP11-2014
Effective Date of Free or Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determinations

This memorandum clarifies the flexibility available to local educational agency (LEA) officials for establishing the effective date of eligibility for children certified for free or reduced price meals in the National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Programs (SBP) and free milk in the Special Milk Program (SMP) (SMP) based on household applications.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP06 CACFP03 SFSP06-2014
Available Flexibilities for CACFP At-risk Sponsors and Centers Transitioning to Summer Food Service Program

This memorandum highlights existing flexibilities available to CACFP institutions to simplify their participation in SFSP.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP07 SFSP07-2014
Expanding Awareness and Access to Summer Meals

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify and provide guidance on requirements in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) related to expanding awareness and access to these programs. This memorandum also highlights resources available to states and sponsors for conducting their required expansion efforts.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP04 SFSP04-2014
Promoting Nutrition in Summer Meals

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) were established to ensure that low-income children continue to have access to nutritious meals when school is not in session. To meet this need, sponsors and sites are encouraged to take steps toward improving the nutritional quality and appeal of summer meals served. This memorandum highlights existing policies and procedures that can assist with serving more nutritious meals that appeal to children in the SFSP and the SSO.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Energizing Your Day with School Breakfast: An Introduction to Updated USDA Toolkit Resources

The purpose of this webinar session is to acquaint the audience with FNS' updated toolkit resources for use in conjunction with the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The toolkit is a collection of digital materials targeted towards school food service directors who are seeking to establish or expand the SBP at one or more serving sites.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
School Breakfast Webinar Part 2: Updated Toolkit Resources

The purpose of this webinar session is to acquaint the audience with FNS' updated toolkit resources for use in conjunction with the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The toolkit is a collection of digital materials targeted towards school food service directors who are seeking to establish or expand the SBP at one or more serving sites. It contains information on how to identify the most appropriate means of providing breakfast service at a given site, provides basic guidance on budgeting and menu planning, and includes marketing materials and strategies for generating buy-in among the many stakeholders within the community and school environment whose cooperation is a necessary ingredient in a successful school breakfast operation.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP56-2013
Collaboration with State School Business Officials on New Administrative Review Section: Resource Management

The updated Administrative Review, authorized by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, includes a new section titled Resource Management that monitors the Local Education Agencies (LEAs) compliance with Federal regulations that support the financial health of the school meal program’s nonprofit food service account. The Resource Management section will require participation and cooperation from school business officials at LEAs participating in these Federal school meal programs (e.g., National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Food Distribution Program). This memo is to encourage State Child Nutrition Program staff to work in collaboration with their State School Business Official counterparts on educating LEAs about the Resource Management section of the Administrative Review.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
School Breakfast Webinar Part 1: Offer Versus Serve Overview and Strategies for Success

The purpose of this webinar session is to provide an overview of the Offer versus Serve (OVS) provision in the School Breakfast Program. During the session, attendees will be provided with an overview of how OVS fits into the updated breakfast meal pattern that goes into effect for SY 2013-14, including specific examples of what reimbursable meals might look like. Attendees will also learn about new and existing technical assistance resources that have been published by FNS to help guide State agencies and local food service directors as they look towards implementing the OVS option at breakfast in the coming school year. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.