Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: Applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program and for Benefits in the Special Milk Program (SMP) and Technical Amendments

This interim rule amends the regulations on eligibility determinations for free and reduced price school meals to implement nondiscretionary provisions of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Program (SMP)s

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is revising the regulations governing procedures related to the procurement of goods and services in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Special Milk Program to remedy deficiencies identified in audits and program reviews.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates
National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs: National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates (July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008)

This Notice announces the annual adjustments to the "national average payments,'' the amount of money the Federal Government provides States for lunches, afterschool snacks and breakfasts served to children participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; to the "maximum reimbursement rates,'' the maximum per lunch rate from Federal funds that a State can provide a school food authority for lunches served to children participating in the National School Lunch Program; and to the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to non-needy children in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program for Children.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Disclosure of Children's Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk Eligibility Information in the Child Nutrition Programs

This final rule establishes requirements for the disclosure of children's free and reduced price meals or free milk eligibility information under the Child Nutrition Programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0014
Fluid Milk and Other Food Components/Menu Items in Reimbursable Lunches

It has come to our attention that there may be some confusion concerning fluid milk, and how it is offered in reimbursable lunches. Under all menu planning approaches, fluid milk is a separate food component/menu item.

SP 06-2007
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0013
Legislative Changes in the Nutrition Services Incentive Program

In accordance with PL 109-365, the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2006 enacted on Oct. 17, 2006, state or Area Agencies on Aging and Indian Tribal Organizations (collectively referred to as SAA) and their selected grantees (i.e., elderly nutrition projects) may use funds received in the Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP) to pay school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, or Special Milk Program (SMP) (School Meals Programs) to make food purchases, in the commercial market, on behalf of the SAA or selected grantee.

SP 08-2007
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0035
Coordinated Review Effort; National Average Daily Attendance

For your information, the updated national average daily attendance factor for use during Coordinated Review for School Year 2007-2008 is 93.5 percent.

SP 15-2007
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0005
Scanned Income Applications

There have been multiple questions concerning software programs that scan free or reduced price applications but only capture income as whole dollar amounts.

SP 04-2007
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0003
School Districts and Federal Procurement Regulations

We have received numerous inquiries in the past several weeks concerning a document produced by the Harrison Institute for Public Law at Georgetown University addressing the purchase of products from local farmers. The document expresses the view that Congress, as part of the 2002 Farm Bill, expressed clear support for geographic preferences in purchases made for school food service programs.

SP 02-2007
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0028
Operation of Child Nutrition Programs During a Pandemic

As a result of the activities being taken to plan a government-wide response to a potential outbreak of pandemic disease, we have received questions regarding the Child Nutrition Programs’ operation during such an event.

SP 13-2007