Resource | Recipes
CACFP Side Dish Recipes

CACFP side dish recipes from Team Nutrition

Resource | Regulations
PART 210—National School Lunch Program

Section 2 of the National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751), states: “It is declared to be the policy of Congress, as a measure of national security, to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation's children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities and other food, by assisting the states, through grants-in-aid and other means, in providing an adequate supply of food and other facilities for the establishment, maintenance, operation, and expansion of nonprofit school lunch programs.” Pursuant to this act, the Department provides states with general and special cash assistance and donations of foods acquired by the Department to be used to assist schools in serving nutritious lunches to children each school day. In furtherance of Program objectives, participating schools shall serve lunches that are nutritionally adequate, as set forth in these regulations, and shall to the extent practicable, ensure that participating children gain a full understanding of the relationship between proper eating and good health.

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 | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Calculating Bread/Bread Alternate

Calculating Bread/Bread Alternate to comply with FCS Instruction 783-1 for grains/breads.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Service Agreement for CN Labeling Program

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Specialty Crops Program (SC), Specialty Crops Inspection Division (SCI Division) performs CN Label review services and charges a fee for each CN label reviewed. 

Resource | Technical Assistance
Standard Operating Procedure for Submitting and Approving Quality Control Programs for Child Nutrition Labeled Products

The purpose of this instruction is to set forth a procedure for submitting and approving quality control (QC) programs for Child Nutrition (CN) labeled products.

Resource | Presentations
USDA Child Nutrition Labeling Program

FNS/AMS CN Label Program Expeditor Meeting--Presentation

Resource | Info Sheets
CN Plant Monitoring Review Checklist

CN Plant Monitoring Review Checklist

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Departments of Agriculture and Commerce (USDA and USDC) Authorized Manufacturers of Child Nutrition (CN) Labeled Products

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has published a list of manufacturers that have met the Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS) Quality Control Program requirements for the CN Labeling Program.