Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2016-0002
Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs

The Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs is a central resource that comprehensively outlines the USDA professional standards requirements for state and local school nutrition program personnel who manage and operate the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  It supports school nutrition personnel in ensuring they have the knowledge and skills they need to prepare nutritious, safe, and enjoyable school meals.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2014-0045
Responding to Food Recall Procedures for Recalls of USDA Foods

This manual was developed to provide an overview of the recall process for USDA Foods with a focus on school meals programs.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0028
The Food Allergy Book

English and Spanish versions of, "The Stomach Bug Book: What School Employees Need to Know". Written by NEA Healthy Futures, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the National Education Association. 

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0024
Stomach Bug Book
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2009-0033
Contracting with Food Service Management Companies

Contracting with Food Service Management Companies: Guidance for School Food Authorities The following guidance identifies items that should be considered in deciding whether to use a FSMC, the actions that should be taken once a decision to use a FSMC has been made, and the responsibilities of the SFA after the SFA-FSMC contract becomes operational.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2009-0007
Contracting with Food Service Management Companies

Contracting with Food Service Management Companies. Guidance for State Agencies. The purpose of this guidance is to provide SAs with the actions appropriate to ensure compliance with both program regulations and Federal cost and procurement standards.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2005-0001
Child Nutrition Labeling for Nonmeat Products

This publication has been prepared for food manufacturers. It contains instructions on how to apply for and obtain approval of a label with a Child Nutrition (CN) statement.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2001-0019
Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Programs

Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Programs. Guidance for School Food Service Staff