Resource | Webinars/Videos
Summer Meals Short: Cops N Kids and Summer Meals

When school lets out for break, millions of kids and teens are at risk of going hungry because they no longer have access to free or reduced-price school meals. USDA's summer meals help ensure that these students have access to free summer meals so that they can continue to learn and grow outside of school.  
 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0063
Disclosure Requirements for the Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide a reminder for LEAs regarding the restrictions on disclosure of sensitive information collected through the child nutrition programs.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Produce Safety Webinars
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0058
Guidance on Competitive Procurement Standards for Program Operators

Recent communications between FNS and state agency program staff during procurement trainings and management evaluations conducted in fiscal year 2014-2015 indicated a need for guidance on competitive procurement standards. This page lists where to find the standards.

SP12 CACFP05 SFSP09-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0057
Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers

This guidance updates previously issued Questions and Answers to clarify Summer Food Service Program  requirements, as found in 7 CFR Part 225, FNS Instruction 796-4, and other official federal Program guidance.

SFSP08-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0056
Local Foods and Related Activities in Summer Meal Programs, with Q&As

The purpose of this memorandum and attached questions and answers is to provide guidance on the incorporation of local foods and nutrition and agriculture-based activities in the SFSP and the Seamless Summer Option, collectively referred to as summer meal programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0055
Meal Service Requirements in the Summer Meal Programs

This has been superseded by SP10 SFSP06-2017.

SP 05 SFSP 05-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0054
Procurement Standards and Resource Management Requirements Related to Franchise Agreements

FNS is aware that school food authorities and program operators may be operating NSLP, SBP, and other child nutrition programs, in a way that includes offering reimbursable meals and non-program foods (a la carte sales, catering, adult meals, etc.) using foods from popular franchise restaurants through a franchise agreement.

SP03 CACFP03 SFSP03-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0053
Local Agency Procurement Reviews: School Year 2015-2016

Program integrity is essential in all aspects of program administration and state agencies contribute to this by overseeing program operations. To this end, this memorandum provides guidance on state agency oversight of program operator procurement procedures while FNS is currently developing a Local Agency Procurement Review Tool to aid state agencies.

SP 04-2016, CACFP 04-2016, SFSP 04-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0052
Questions and Answers on the Transition to and Implementation of 2 CFR Part 200

FNS has received many questions related to implementation of 2 CFR Part 200 and understands that changes to financial and procurement systems are costly and require time to develop and implement. Therefore, FNS will work with state agencies during this transition period and will seek to answer questions and provide guidance as needed. 

SP02 CACFP02 SFSP02-2016