Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0022
Accommodating Disabilities in the School Meal Programs: Guidance and Q&As

This Question and Answer memorandum is designed to provide practical guidance related to accommodating disabilities in the school meal programs, which are the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, the Special Milk Program, and the NSLP Afterschool Snacks Program.

SP26-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0067
Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Meal Programs

This policy memorandum includes important updates to requirements related to accommodating children with disabilities participating in the school meal programs.

SP59-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0033
Meaningful Access for Persons with Limited English Proficiency in the School Meal Programs: Guidance and Q&As

This memorandum consolidates and supersedes previous LEP guidance and incorporates previously released USDA and FNS guidance. FNS is issuing this guidance in a  Q&A format to provide responses to questions that FNS has received regarding communications with LEP individuals.

SP37-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0019
FMCS Mediation Notice for Age Act Cases

 This memorandum provides guidance on the processing of discrimination complaints under the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. The Age Act is one of the federal civil rights laws enforced by FNS Civil Rights Division  that prohibits age discrimination in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0051
Updated Nondiscrimination Statement for WIC State Agencies

This policy memorandum transmits changes from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights regarding the appropriate nondiscrimination statement to use on Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) materials.

2016-2
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0050
Updated Nondiscrimination Statement for FMNP State Agencies

This policy memorandum transmits changes from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights regarding the appropriate nondiscrimination statement to use on Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) materials.  This policy memorandum supersedes, Civil Rights Memorandum, USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update, dated May 24, 2013, and the last issued FMNP Policy Memorandum 2010-1 dated April 15, 2010. This memo also includes the Spanish version of the NDS recently released.

2016-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0049
Updated Nondiscrimination Statement for SFMNP State Agencies

This policy memorandum transmits changes from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights regarding the appropriate nondiscrimination statement to use on Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) materials.  This policy memorandum supersedes Civil Rights Memorandum, USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update, dated May 24, 2013, and the last issued SFMNP Policy Memorandum 2010-3 dated April 15, 2010. This memo also includes the Spanish version of the NDS recently released.

2016-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0031
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