Resource | Policy Memos | SP13-2014
School Food Service Account Revenue from the Sale of Non-Program Foods

School Program regulations at 7 CFR 210.14 (f) require all revenue from the sale of non-program foods to accrue to the nonprofit school food service account. Non-program food is defined as food sold in a school at any time or location on the school campus (other than reimbursable meals) purchased using funds from the non-profit school food service account. Please note that this is different from competitive food which is defined as all food (other than reimbursable meals) sold to students during the school day. This memorandum provides clarification on the requirements for the accrual of revenue from the sale of non-program food.

Resource | Policy Memos
Attachments to SP12-2014: RFA for Participation in Demonstration Projects to Evaluate Direct Certification with Medicaid in SY 2014-15

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) invites State agencies (SAs) that administer the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) to apply to participate in demonstration projects that will evaluate the effectiveness of conducting direct certification with the Medicaid program.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP11 CACFP06 SFSP11-2014
Effective Date of Free or Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determinations

This memorandum clarifies the flexibility available to local educational agency (LEA) officials for establishing the effective date of eligibility for children certified for free or reduced price meals in the National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Programs (SBP) and free milk in the Special Milk Program (SMP) (SMP) based on household applications.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP06 CACFP03 SFSP06-2014
Available Flexibilities for CACFP At-risk Sponsors and Centers Transitioning to Summer Food Service Program

This memorandum highlights existing flexibilities available to CACFP institutions to simplify their participation in SFSP.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP07 SFSP07-2014
Expanding Awareness and Access to Summer Meals

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify and provide guidance on requirements in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) related to expanding awareness and access to these programs. This memorandum also highlights resources available to States and sponsors for conducting their required expansion efforts.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP04 SFSP04-2014
Promoting Nutrition in Summer Meals

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) were established to ensure that low-income children continue to have access to nutritious meals when school is not in session. To meet this need, sponsors and sites are encouraged to take steps toward improving the nutritional quality and appeal of summer meals served. This memorandum highlights existing policies and procedures that can assist with serving more nutritious meals that appeal to children in the SFSP and the SSO.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP02 SFSP02-2014
Mobile Feeding Options in Summer Feeding Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the use of the mobile feeding model in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Resource | Policy Memos | SP59-2013
Review of Provision 2/3 Base Year

Beginning School Year (SY) 2013-2014, State agencies (SA) must conduct a review of base year certification and benefit issuance documentation for any school food authority (SFA) requesting approval to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP) using Provision 2 or 3. Since base year claims form the basis of subsequent year claiming, it is essential that base year certification, meal counts, and funding levels are accurate.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP57-2013
Q&As Regarding the Use of SAE Funds and SAE Reallocation Funds in the Food Distribution Program for Child Nutrition Programs

The attached memorandum of questions and answers, issued jointly by the Food and Nutrition Service Headquarters, Food Distribution and Child Nutrition Divisions, clarifies the use of SAE funds, both as initially allocated and when reallocated, for administrative and other expenses incurred in the Food Distribution Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP56-2013
Collaboration with State School Business Officials on New Administrative Review Section: Resource Management

The updated Administrative Review, authorized by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, includes a new section titled Resource Management that monitors the Local Education Agencies (LEAs) compliance with Federal regulations that support the financial health of the school meal program’s nonprofit food service account. The Resource Management section will require participation and cooperation from school business officials at LEAs participating in these Federal school meal programs (e.g., National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Food Distribution Program). This memo is to encourage State Child Nutrition Program staff to work in collaboration with their State School Business Official counterparts on educating LEAs about the Resource Management section of the Administrative Review.