Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs

This rule proposes to amend the regulations governing procedures related to the procurement of goods and services in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Special Milk Program to remedy deficiencies identified in audits and program reviews.

Resource | Policy Memos
Procurement and Service of Whole Grain Products

Eating whole grain products has long been advocated by health and nutrition experts. We encourage school food
authorities to inquire about the availability of whole grain products when developing product specifications and making their procurement plans next year.

Resource | Policy Memos
School Districts and Federal Procurement Regulations

Regarding awarding contracts, state agencies are advised to carefully review school district to ensure they are in compliance with federal regulations and take appropriate actions.

Resource | Policy Memos
Fluid Milk Provisions - Reauthorization 2004: Implementation Memo SP 7

Section 102 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (PL 108-265) amended section 9(a)(2) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (Russell) by removing (effective July 1, 2005) the requirement that schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) offer students a variety of fluid milk consistent with prior year preferences.

Resource | Policy Memos
Verification of Income Eligibility – Reauthorization 2004 Implementation

Effective July 1, 2004, school officials verifying income eligibility for free and reduced price meals must allow households to provide documentation of income for any point in time between the month prior to application and the time the household is required to provide income documentation.

Resource | Policy Memos
Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunches and Breakfasts for Migrant Children

This memorandum supplements our Reauthorization Implementation Memo SP 4 (July 19, 2004) by providing additional information on identifying migrant children and on the procedures that school food authorities (SFAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) should use to coordinate with the Migrant Education Program (MEP) in order to document the categorical eligibility of migrant children for free meals.

Resource | Policy Memos
Nutrition Requirements: Special Assistance: Amendment Expanding Provisions 2 & 3 District-wide

This memo provides the basic procedures for implementing Provision 2 or 3 SFA-wide or for a subgroup of schools within an SFA.

Resource | Policy Memos
Medicare Prescription Drug Card

Authorized by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), the prescription drug discount card provides Medicare beneficiaries with negotiated prices that should be lower than the regular price of prescription drugs.

Resource | Policy Memos
Irradiation Requirements in "The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004"

The Reauthorization Act of 2004 contains several requirements regarding irradiated USDA commodity product that we want to bring to your attention.

Resource | Policy Memos
Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunches and Breakfasts of Runaway, Homeless, and Migrant Youth

Section 107 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Act) amended section 9(b) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to make runaway, homeless and migrant children categorically eligible for free meal benefits under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and is effective July 1, 2004.