Resource | Reimbursement Rates
Summer Food Service Program; 2005 Reimbursement Rates

This notice informs the public of the annual adjustments to the reimbursement rates for meals served in the Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP). These adjustments reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index and are required by the statute governing the Program. In addition, further adjustments are made to these rates to reflect the higher costs of providing meals in the States of Alaska and Hawaii, as authorized by the William F. Goodling Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs

This rule proposes to amend 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 | Policy Memos
Additional Guidance on the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Second Interim Rule

In September and October 2004, the Food and Nutrition Service conducted conference calls to answer questions from State agency staff about implementation of the second interim rule entitled, Child and Adult Care Food Program: Improving Management and Program Integrity. The attached guidance provides information to help CACFP staff build a stronger understanding of the rule’s requirements.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: NSLP Requirement for Variety of Fluid Milk in Reimbursable Meals

The National School Lunch Program regulations are revised to require that schools offer, with meals, fluid milk in a variety of fat contents.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Waiver of the Requirement To Use Weighted Averages in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

This final rule makes a technical change to the regulations governing the nutrient analysis of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

Resource | Policy Memos
Simplified Summer Food Program: SFSP Memorandum #01-05

This memorandum provides follow up information to my letter dated July 1, 2004, sent to the SFSP director of each State agency that is eligible to participate in the Simplified Summer Food Program beginning January 1, 2005.

Resource | Policy Memos
Letter to Child Care Provider

Letter to Child Care Provider regarding participation in CACFP.

Resource | Policy Memos
CACFP 01-2005: Use of Enrollment Data for Establishing Claiming Percentages and Determining the Eligibility of Proprietary Centers

There are several instances in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulations where the definition of an enrolled child/program participant is critical to the appropriate application of Program requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos
Clarification on Acceptable Infant Formulas

This memorandum is in response to questions raised by the Connecticut State agency regarding acceptable infant formulas.

Resource | Policy Memos
Procurement and Service of Whole Grain Products

Eating whole grain products has long been advocated by health and nutrition experts. We encourage school food
authorities to inquire about the availability of whole grain products when developing product specifications and making their procurement plans next year.