Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0178
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs – Extension 5

FNS waives, for all states, the requirements to serve meals that meet the meal pattern requirements during school year 2020-2021. This waiver revises the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs – Extention #4 granted on June 25, 2020, for all programs except the Summer Food Service Program. This waiver applies to state agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #70
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0172
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the SFSP and the NSLP Seamless Summer Option - Extension 8

FNS waives, for all states, the requirements to serve SFSP and NSLP Seamless Summer Option meals that meet the meal pattern requirements during the public health emergency due to COVID–19. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Summer Food Service Program – Extension 7, granted on Aug. 31, 2020, that expires on Dec. 31, 2020.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #63
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0098
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs – Extension 4

This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs – Extension 3, granted on June 8, 2020, that expires July 31, 2020. This waiver extension applies to the NSLP, School Breakfast Program, and CACFP for school year 2020-21. As provided for in the June 8 extension, the waiver for the Summer Food Service Program remains in effect until July 31, 2020.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #36
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0086
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility - Extension 3

Pursuant to section 2202(a) of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and in light of the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency, FNS is extending a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #26
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0074
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility - Extension 2

FNS is extending a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19). This extension of Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the child nutrition programs, issued March 25, 2020, applies to the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program. This waiver remains in effect until June 30, 2020.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #24
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0047
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility - Extension

FNS is extending a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. This extension  applies to the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #13
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0019
COVID-19 Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs

Pursuant to section 2202(a) of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and in light of the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency, FNS is granting a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19). 

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #4
Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime: Identifying Whole Grain-Rich Foods in the CACFP Part 2

The CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays webinar series is a set of interactive, skills-building webinars that focus on hot topics related to the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program meal patterns. This webinar will focus on how CACFP operators can use a food’s ingredient list to identify whole grain-rich items for their menus, with a focus on how to treat flour blends. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0009
Grain Requirements in the CACFP: Questions and Answers

This memorandum explains the grain requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) established in the final rule, “Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.” This revision further clarifies how to determine if a grain product meets the whole grain-rich criteria. 

CACFP09-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0042
Documenting Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

On June 30, FNS published memorandum CACFP 17-2017, Documenting Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which provides guidance on how meals served in the Child and Adult Care Food Program must be documented to demonstrate compliance with the meal pattern requirements.

CACFP17-2017