Resource | Report
USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports (2001 reports)

The Food Plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels. The nutritional bases of the Food Plans are the 1997-2005 Dietary Reference Intakes, 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and 2005 MyPyramid food intake recommendations. In addition to cost, differences among plans are in specific foods and quantities of foods. Another basis of the Food Plans is that all meals and snacks are prepared at home. For specific foods and quantities of foods in the Food Plans, see Thrifty Food Plan, 2006 (2007) and The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans, 2007 (2007). All four Food Plans are based on 2001-02 data and updated to current dollars by using the Consumer Price Index for specific food items.

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Food Assistance: WIC Faces Challenges in Providing Nutrition Services

GAO Report to Congressional Committees on Food Assistance: WIC Faces Challenges in Providing Nutrition Services.

Resource | Handbooks
Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Programs

Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Programs. Guidance for School Food Service Staff

Resource | Instructions
FNS Instruction 796-2, Revision 3

This memorandum provides additional guidance on the implementation of FNS Instruction 796-2, Revision 3. 

Resource | Instructions
Small Farms/ School Meals Initiative

Town Hall Meetings. A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Bring Small Farms and Local Schools Together

Resource | Forms
FY 2001 Special Assistance (Provisions 2 & 3) Grant Applications

Cover Sheet--Application

Resource | Forms
Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (GRANTS) Alternative I - For Grantees Other Than Individuals

This certification is required by the regulations implementing Sections 5151-5160 of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (PL 100-690, Title V, Subtitle D; 41 U.S.C. 701 et seq.), 7 CFR Part 3017, Subpart F, Section 3017.600, Purpose.

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Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion - Lower Tier Covered Transactions

This certification is required by the regulations implementing Executive Order 12549, Debarment and Suspension, 7 CFR part 3017, Section 3017.510, Participants' responsibilities. The regulations were published as Part IV of the January 30, 1989, Federal Register (pages 4722-4733).

Resource | Instructions
Child and Adult Care Food Program FNS Instruction 796-2, Rev 3

Child and Adult Care Food Program FNS Instruction 796-2, Rev 3, #10 Special Lease Costs

Resource | Instructions
Child and Adult Care Food Program FNS Instruction 796-2, Rev. 3

FNS Instruction 796-2, Revision 3 establishes standards, principles and guidelines for financial management to: (1) Assure the costs charged to the nonprofit food service are allowable, necessary and reasonable for effective and efficient program operations; (2) Assist State administering agencies and institutions in developing and maintaining financial management systems that comply with CACFP requirements; and (3) Provide, to the extent possible, all institutions of similar type doing the same work, with the same requirements.