Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0002
Questions & Answers Regarding Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Program Personnel

This Q&A memorandum is designed to provide an overview of the policies related to the Professional Standards regulations for state and local school nutrition program personnel. The regulations seek to ensure that school nutrition program personnel have the knowledge and skills to manage and operate the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program correctly and successfully.

SP05-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0086
2017 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option

This memorandum consolidates the recent policy changes in the NSLP,  SBP, and SFSP that affect the implementation of the Seamless Summer Option. This memorandum and its attachment supersede SP 37-2015, 2015 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option, May 22, 2015.

SP09-2017
Resource | Fact Sheets
What is the Food Safety Modernization Act and How Does it Apply to Produce?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011 and enables the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to better protect public health by strengthening the food safety system from farm to table. This fact sheet highlights features of this law that may impact farm to school practitioners.

FNS-847
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0005
School Breakfast Program: Continuation of the Substitution of Vegetables for Fruit Flexibility

School food authorities participating in the School Breakfast Program may continue to credit any vegetable offered, including potatoes and other starchy vegetables, in place of fruit without including vegetables from other subgroups in the weekly menus, through June 30, 2021.

SP06-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0006
Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for School Year 2020-21

Congress provides that only school food authorities that had a negative balance in the nonprofit school food service account as of Dec. 31, 2019, shall be required to establish prices for paid lunches according to the Paid Lunch Equity provisions in the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, and implemented in National School Lunch Program regulations.

SP07-2020
Resource | Webinars/Videos
FDPNE Webisode #1: What is FDPNE and who is Eligible to Apply?

This is the first video in the webisode series that reviews the Fiscal Year 2021 Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Nutrition Education (FDPNE) grant program request for applications.  

Resource | Webinars/Videos
FDPNE Webisode #2: What's New in the 2021 Request for Applications?

This is the second video in the webisode series that reviews the Fiscal Year 2021 Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Nutrition Education (FDPNE) grant program request for applications. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
FDPNE Webisode #3: The Application Process

This is the third video in the webisode series that reviews the Fiscal Year 2021 Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Nutrition Education (FDPNE) grant program request for applications. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
FDPNE Webisode #4: Overview of the Request for Applications

This is the fourth video in the webisode series that reviews the Fiscal Year 2021 Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Nutrition Education (FDPNE) grant program request for applications. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
FDPNE Webisode #5: FDPNE Project Goal Selection

This is the fifth video in the webisode series that reviews the Fiscal Year 2021 Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Nutrition Education (FDPNE) grant program request for applications.