Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Direct Certification of Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools

 This rule amends the regulations governing the determination of eligibility for free and reduced price school meals under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program or free milk in schools participating in the Special Milk Program.

Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2006-2007)

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 and free milk for the period from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

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 | Final Rule
Final Rule: SFSP Meal Service During the School Year, Paperwork Reduction, and Targeted State Monitoring

This final rule contains changes to the Summer Food Service Program as a result of a provision in the Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act of 1994 which allows Program meal service to be provided during periods of unanticipated school closures such as teacher strikes. 

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: SFSP Implementation of Legislative Reforms

This interim rule amends Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) 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 | Legislation
Summer Food Service Program; Implementation of Legislative Reforms

Interim rule, with request for comments. Vol. 64, No. 248. This interim rule amends Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) 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 | Reimbursement Rates
SFSP 2000 Reimbursement Rates

This notice informs the public of the annual adjustments to the reimbursement rates for meals served in the Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP). These adjustments reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index and are required by the statute governing the Program. In addition, further adjustments are made to these rates to reflect the higher costs of providing meals in the States of Alaska and Hawaii, as authorized by the William F. Goodling Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998.

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.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1999-0020
Afterschool Snacks in NSLP and the At-Risk Component of the CACFP, Questions and Answers, Edition 3

Attached is a third set of questions and answers, “Afterschool Snacks, Questions and Answers, Edition 3, 11/99."