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Procurement and Service of Whole Grain Products

Eating whole grain products has long been advocated by health and nutrition experts. We encourage school food
authorities to inquire about the availability of whole grain products when developing product specifications and making their procurement plans next year.

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School Districts and Federal Procurement Regulations

Regarding awarding contracts, State agencies are advised to carefully review school district to ensure they are in compliance with federal regulations and take appropriate actions.

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Guidance on Determining Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunches and Breakfasts for Youth Served under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

As described in our Reauthorization Implementation Memo SP 4, Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunches and Breakfasts of Runaway, Homeless, and Migrant Youth, issued July 19, 2004, runaway youth served through grant programs established under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA, Public Law (PL)108-96) are now categorically eligible for free meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

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Fluid Milk Provisions -- Reauthorization 2004: Implementation Memo SP 7

Section 102 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-265) amended section 9(a)(2) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (Russell) by removing (effective July 1, 2005) the requirement that schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) offer students a variety of fluid milk consistent with prior year preferences.

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Verification of Income Eligibility – Reauthorization 2004 Implementation

Effective July 1, 2004, school officials verifying income eligibility for free and reduced price meals must allow households to provide documentation of income for any point in time between the month prior to application and the time the household is required to provide income documentation.

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Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunches and Breakfasts for Migrant Children

This memorandum supplements our Reauthorization Implementation Memo SP 4 (July 19, 2004) by providing additional information on identifying migrant children and on the procedures that school food authorities (SFAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) should use to coordinate with the Migrant Education Program (MEP) in order to document the categorical eligibility of migrant children for free meals.

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Nutrition Requirements: Special Assistance: Amendment Expanding Provisions 2 & 3 District-wide

This memo provides the basic procedures for implementing Provision 2 or 3 SFA-wide or for a subgroup of schools within an SFA.

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Irradiation Requirements in "The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004"

The Reauthorization Act of 2004 contains several requirements regarding irradiated USDA commodity product that we want to bring to your attention.

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Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunches and Breakfasts of Runaway, Homeless, and Migrant Youth

Section 107 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Act) amended section 9(b) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to make runaway, homeless and migrant children categorically eligible for free meal benefits under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and is effective July 1, 2004.

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Child Nutrition State Administrative Expense (SAE) Funds Reauthorization 2004 Implementation Memo CN 2

Section 202 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (the Act) amended Section 7 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to increase the minimum SAE grant level to States. In addition, for fiscal years (FY) 2005 through 2007, it maintains each State’s SAE grant at not less than the amount the State received for FY 2004.