Resource | Policy
The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans: 2007 Administrative Report

The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans, three fundamental parts of the U.S. food guidance system, have been revised by USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, with assistance from USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, Economic Research Service, and Agricultural Research Service. The plans provide representative healthful market baskets at three different cost levels. This revision maintains the same inflation-adjusted costs as those of the previous three food plans, last revised in 2003. In line with previous food plans, an assumption used to develop these plans was that all purchased food is consumed at home.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2007-5
WIC Program Response to a Human Pandemic
Resource | Policy Memos | SP15-2007
Coordinated Review Effort; National Average Daily Attendance
Resource | Policy Memos | SP13-2007
Operation of Child Nutrition Programs Dring a Pandemic
Resource | Policy Memos | SP10 CAFP07 SFSP06-2007
Update on Electronic Transactions in the Child Nutrition Programs

We have received numerous questions regarding the electronic transfer of information in the administration of state-administered federal programs. This memo updates the October 2, 2001 policy memo regarding electronic transactions in child nutrition programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP08-2007
Legislative Changes in the Nutrition Services Incentive Program
Resource | Policy Memos | SP06-2007
Fluid Milk and Other Food Components/Menu Items in Reimbursable Lunches
Resource | Policy Memos | SP04-2007
Scanned Income Applications

There have been multiple questions concerning software programs that scan free or reduced price applications but only capture income as whole dollar amounts.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP03-2008
Alternate Menu Planning Approaches – Calorie and Nutrient Standards

This memorandum clarifies the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) policy regarding the calorie and nutrient requirements for meals planned using alternate menu planning approaches.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP03-2007
Vending Machines in the School Meal Programs

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is aware that there is a growing interest among school food authorities (SFA) on the use of vending machines in the school meals programs. The following material is intended to provide interim guidance for SFAs that are considering whether a meal vending machine could be successfully incorporated into their National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Programs (SBP).