Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0035
60-Day Claim Submission and 90-Day Reporting Requirements for Child Nutrition Programs

Attached is updated clarifying guidance for state agencies regarding the 60-day claim submission and 90-day reporting requirements for child nutrition programs which was released on April 25, 2018. This latest version includes edits to align with changes made in the Summer Food Service Program Simplified Cost Accounting Final Rule published on June 1, 2018.

SP20 CACFP14 SFSP07-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0037
Guidance for FY 2019: Updated CACFP Meal Patterns and Updated NSLP and SBP Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns

On April 25, 2016, FNS published the final rule “Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010” (81 FR 24348). Child nutrition program operators were required to comply with these updated meal pattern requirements no later than Oct. 1, 2017.

SP01 CACFP01-2019
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0030
Child Nutrition Information Technology Solutions Guidance

This memorandum is the first in a series of guidance memoranda to support state agencies administering the child nutrition programs as they enhance or build Information Technology (IT) solutions for their state agency operations. The memorandum discusses the evaluation of a state’s current IT solution, factors to consider when selecting an IT solution, and available IT solution options.

SP18 CACFP06 SFSP05-2019
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0037
Crediting Shelf-Stable, Dried and Semi-Dried Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Products in the Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum is intended to clarify that shelf-stable, dried, and semi-dried meat, poultry, and seafood, such as beef jerky or summer sausage, are now creditable as meat in the child nutrition programs.

SP21 CACFP08 SFSP07-2019
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0038
Crediting Popcorn in the Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum provides guidance on crediting popcorn in the child nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program.

SP23 CACFP10 SFSP09-2019
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0039
Crediting Pasta Products Made of Vegetable Flour in the Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum expands flexibility for crediting vegetables in the child nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program.

SP26 CACFP13 SFSP12-2019
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0040
Crediting Surimi Seafood in the Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum provides guidance on crediting surimi seafood in the child nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program. Surimi seafood is a pasteurized, ready-to-eat, restructured seafood usually made from pollock (fish).

SP24 CACFP11 SFSP10-2019
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0041
Crediting Tempeh in the Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum provides guidance on crediting tempeh in the child nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program. Tempeh is a highly nutritious fermented soybean cake traditionally made from whole soybeans.

SP25 CACFP12 SFSP11-2019
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0085
Federal Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds

This memorandum, SP20 CACFP07 SFSP06-2019, notifies all child nutrition program state agencies and program operators of guidance the Food and Nutrition Service received from the Office of Management and Budget, OMB M-18-18, authorizing increases to the value of the micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds.

SP20 CACFP07 SFSP06-2019
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0073
Q&As on the Final Rule Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements

Attached are Questions and Answers (QAs) on the final rule Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements (83 FR 63775, December 12, 2018), which provides menu planning flexibilities in the child nutrition programs beginning July 1, 2019.

SP37 CACFP16-2019