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Resource | Policy Memos

Questions and Answers Regarding the 2022 Infant Formula Shortage in the CACFP

The ongoing infant formula shortage due to supply chain issues, which worsened due to a major formula recall in February 2022, has left many CACFP operators concerned about access to formula and their options for safely feeding infants in their care.  

 

CACFP 10-2022
Resource | Policy Memos

Questions and Answers Related to Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data by Visual Observation and Identification in CACFP and SFSP – Policy Rescission

This memorandum provides clarification on questions related to the collection of race or ethnicity data now that visual identification of race and ethnicity is no longer an allowable practice in the Summer Food Service Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program.

CACFP 09-2022, SFSP 05-2022
Resource | Policy

Area Eligibility for Summer 2022 and School Year 2022-23

This memorandum provides guidance to state agencies as they transition from COVID-19 nationwide waivers related to establishment of area eligibility in the child nutrition programs for summer 2022 and SY 2022-23.

SP 10-2022, CACFP 08-2022, SFSP 04-2022
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0032

Child Nutrition Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Programs: State Agency Implementation Plan Template and Q&A Guidance

This memorandum announces the release of the state agency supplemental implementation plan templates for use in the Child Nutrition Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Programs.

SP09 CACFP07-2021
Resource | Policy Memos

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022: Effect on Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum provides notice to CNP operators regarding Sections 740, 751, and 752 of Division A of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, enacted on March 15, 2022. 
 

SP08-2022, CACFP07-2022, SFSP03-2022
Resource | Notices

Comment Request - CACFP Information Collection

This is a reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved information collection that expired on Feb. 29, 2020. Due to statute, FNS is still legally required to collect the data in this information collection.

Resource | Policy Memos

Promoting Access to Voting through the Child Nutrition Programs

FNS encourages all state agencies administering the child nutrition programs to provide local program operators with promotional materials, including voter registration and non-partisan, non-campaign election information, to disseminate among voting-age program participants and their families.

SP 07-2022, CACFP 06-2022, SFSP 02-2022
Resource | Policy Memos

Question & Answer Guidance on the Final Rule, Child Nutrition Programs: Transitional Standards Effective July 1, 2022

These questions and answers provide guidance for recently published transitional standards for milk, whole grains and sodium.

SP04-2022, CACFP04-2022
Resource | Notices

Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2022-2023)

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 and free milk for the period from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. 

Resource | Notices

CACFP Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Correcting Amendments

On Oct. 18, 2021, the Food and Nutrition Service revised rules concerning meal pattern tables for the National School Lunch Program and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The document contained incorrect table entries. This document corrects the final regulations.