Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0069
Streamlining At-Risk Meal Participation for School Food Authorities

The purpose of this memorandum is to streamline the requirements for participation of school food authorities (SFAs) in the at-risk afterschool meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

SP09 CACFP04-2013
Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: Certification of Compliance With Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program Under the HHFKA of 2010

This interim rule amends National School Lunch Program regulations to conform to requirements contained in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 regarding performance-based cash assistance for school food authorities certified compliant with meal pattern and nutrition standards. This rule requires State agencies to certify participating school food authorities (SFAs) that are in compliance with meal pattern and nutrition standard requirements as eligible to receive performance-based cash assistance for each reimbursable lunch served (an additional six cents per lunch available beginning October 1, 2012 and adjusted annually thereafter).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0030
Grain Requirements for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program

This memorandum explains the grains requirements for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program and specifically addresses implementation of the ounce equivalencies and definition of whole grain-rich products.

SP30-2012
Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

This final rule updates the meal patterns and nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to align them with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This rule requires most schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat fluid milk in school meals; reduce the levels of sodium, saturated fat and trans fat in meals; and meet the nutrition needs of school children within their calorie requirements. These improvements to the school meal programs, largely based on recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, are expected to enhance the diet and health of school children, and help mitigate the childhood obesity trend.

Resource | Regulations
Final Rule Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

School Meals Patterns with Flexibilities for SY 2018/2019 (per Interim Final Rule 82 FR 56703, Nov. 30, 2017)

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule: NSLP, SBP and CACFP Amendments to the Infant Meal Pattern

This rule amends the regulations for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program to eliminate the option of serving whole cow’s milk as part of reimbursable meals for infants under one year of age. 

Resource | Interim Final Rule
SFSP - Implementation of Legislative Reforms

This interim rule amends Summer Food Service Program regulations to incorporate nondiscretionary changes made by the Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act of 1994, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, and the William F. Goodling Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: CACFP Overclaim Authority and Technical Changes to the Meal Pattern Requirements

This rule amends the Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations to explicitly authorize the Department and state agencies to assess overclaims against institutions that fail to abide by CACFP recordkeeping requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1999-0022
Effective Date for Implementation of Interim Regulation Amending the Infant Meal Patterns

On Nov. 15, 1999, we published the subject interim regulation, and established the effective date as Dec. 15, 1999, because (1) the customary effective date for regulations is 30 days after publication and (2) given the health and reimbursement implications, we wished to implement the regulation as soon as possible.