Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0012
Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization 2010: Section 361, Full Use of Federal Funds

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the implementation of Section 361 of the Act, Full Use of Federal Funds, in the Child Nutrition Programs.

SP20 CACFP10 SFSP07-2011
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0072
Allocation of Admin Funds for State Costs of Implementation of New Meal Patterns

This provision requires state agencies to certify whether participating SFAs are in compliance with meal requirements and, therefore, eligible to receive performance-based cash assistance for each reimbursable lunch served (an additional six cents per lunch, adjusted annually, available beginning Oct. 1, 2012).

SP07-2012
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0066
Direct Certification and Zero Benefit Households

Section 9(b)(12)(A)(i) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act restricts categorical eligibility for free school meals based on SNAP participation to children who are members of a household receiving assistance under SNAP. Therefore, a child who is a member of a household that is receiving “zero benefits” from SNAP is not categorically eligible for free meals, unless the child is categorically eligible for another reason.

SP03-2012
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0030
Direct Certification Benchmarks and Continuous Improvement Plans

The purpose of this memorandum is to implement provisions contained in Section 101 of the Act which establish direct certification rate benchmarks for states and require continuous improvement plans (CIPs) from states that do not meet the benchmarks.

SP32-2011
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0022
Reaffirming the Requirement that SFAs Comply with Federal Regulations Affecting Rebates, Discounts, and Other Applicable Credits in All Cost Reimbursable Contracts

This policy memorandum supersedes the previous version, as changes have been made to correct a regulatory citation and for clarification purposes. That said, this is a reminder to state agencies of the importance of ensuring compliance with the procurement requirements established in regulations affecting the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Special Milk Program which became effective on Nov. 30, 2007.

SP01-2011
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0056
Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications – Requests for Additional Information

This memorandum responds to questions received from regional offices, state agencies and Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) regarding applications for free and reduced price school meals that request the applicant to provide information that is not required for a student’s certification of eligibility for child nutrition programs.

SP50 CACFP27 SFSP20-2011
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0005
Eligibility of Expanded Learning Time Programs for Afterschool Snack Service in the NSLP and the CACFP

This memorandum continues to clarify eligibility requirements for afterschool programs for the afterschool snack components of the NSLP and CACFP.

SP04 CACFP01-2011
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0050
Food Safety Inspections in Service-Only Sites Participating in the School Meals Programs

This memorandum satisfies GAO’s recommendations for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to issue more specific guidance to states and school districts regarding the applicability of the food safety inspections requirement in schools that do not prepare food, such as those that only serve pre-packaged meals or meals delivered from a central preparation location (referred to in this memorandum as service-only sites). 

SP45-2011
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0038
Clarification on the Use of Offer vs. Serve and Family Style Meal Service

This memorandum clarifies use of offer versus serve (OVS) and family style meal service in institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and that serve meals prepared by school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Programs (SBP).

SP35 CACFP23-2011
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0017
Cooperation with Program Research and Evaluation of Child Nutrition Programs

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the Act), Public Law 111-296, clarifies requirements for participation in evaluations and research in the child nutrition programs. The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the implementation of this provision

SP22 CACFP13 SFSP08-2011