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Resource | Notices

Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2002-2003)

This notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals or free milk for the period from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0056

WIC Coordination Strategies Handbook

Resource | Report

USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports (2002 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.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: WIC Miscellaneous Provisions

This rulemaking would streamline the federal requirements for financial and participation reporting by state agencies. In addition, it would clarify the rules on confidentiality of WIC information in order to strengthen coordination with organizations and private physicians, and to provide guidance to state agencies on responding to subpoenas and other court-ordered requests for confidential information.

Resource | Research | Participation Rates

Reaching Those in Need: State Food Stamp Participation Rates in 2000

This document presents estimates of food stamp participation rates for states as of September 2000. These estimates can be used to assess recent program performance and focus efforts to improve performance.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: FSP Civil Rights Data Collection

The Food and Nutrition Service is proposing to revise Food Stamp Program regulations that cover the collection and reporting of racial/ethnic data by state agencies on persons receiving benefits from the FSP. The proposed changes are to comply with new racial/ethnic data collection standards issued by the Office of Management and Budget while also providing regulatory flexibility and reform for this area of the program regulations.

Resource | Legislation

PL 107-300 - Improper Payments Information Act of 2002

To provide for estimates and reports of improper payments by federal agencies.

PL 107-300
Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: FSP Administrative Review Requirements-Food Retailers and Wholesalers

This action will revise Food Stamp Program regulations affecting the administrative review process available to retail and wholesale firms participating in the Food Stamp Program. It proposes to streamline and make technical corrections to this process by amending portions of current regulations. The changes will eliminate repetitious, outdated and unnecessary provisions without taking away a firm’s right to an administrative review. This rule also proposes to make technical corrections.

Resource | Policy | FNS-GD-2002-0017

Meals Served to Students Placed in Schools Not Participating in the National School Lunch Program

Questions have arisen regarding the eligibility for reimbursement of meals served to children who are placed by a public school district in special schools or institutions which are either not eligible to participate or choose not to participate in the NSLP and/or SBP.