Resource | Policy Memos | FD-078
FDPIR Rounding Procedures
Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions - Approval of Information Collection Request

This document announces approval of the information collection requirements (ICR) for the final rule entitled Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions published on August 8, 2008. 

Resource | Research | Promoting Healthy Eating
FDPIR Food Package Nutritional Quality: Report to Congress

This report, required under the 2008 Farm Bill, reviews the nutritional quality of the food package provided through USDA’s Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), comparing its content to scientific standards including the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), the Thrifty Food Plan nutrient standards and the Healthy Eating Index-2005. The FDPIR food package provides a nutritious variety of foods, and sufficient calories to meet the energy needs of most sedentary individuals and many moderately active children. While, similar to American diets in general, there is room for improvement in the quantities of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and whole grains, the nutritional content of the package is considerable. Individuals consuming FDPIR foods in the quantities provided would achieve a HEI-2005 score of 81 out of 100, considerably better than Americans in general (58 out of 100) and SNAP participants (52 out of 100). The efforts of the FDPIR Food Package Review Work Group, a partnership between FNS and the American Indian community to improve the food package, have contributed to the package’s quality.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-077
Cancellation of Policy Memoranda FD-021, FDPIR Match Requirement, and FD-068, Indirect Cost Rates in the FDPIR Budget Process

Policy Memoranda FD-021, FDPIR Match Requirement (dated June 5, 2003), and FD-068, Indirect Cost Rates in the FDPIR Budget Process (dated November 8, 2007), are cancelled. The guidance provided by these Policy Memoranda has been incorporated in the newly revised FNS Instruction 716-4, Administrative Budget Negotiation Guidance for the Food Distribution Program in Indian Reservations and the Food Distribution Program for Indian Households in Oklahoma.

Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009)

This notice announces the national average value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be provided in school year 2009 (July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009) for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Resource | Legislation
Older American’s Act of 1965 (PL 89-73)

Provisions of the OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965, As Amended Through PL 110–246, Effective May 22, 2008.

Resource | Instructions
Administrative Budget Negotiation Guidance for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations and the Food Distribution Program for Indian Households in Oklahoma

Administrative Budget Negotiation Guidance for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations and the Food Distribution Program for Indian Households in Oklahoma

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-075
Income Exclusion for Payments under PL 101-426, Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

This memorandum provides clarification regarding payments made to individuals under PL 101-426, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, as amended. Those payments shall not be counted as income or resources for the purpose of determining eligibility for participation in FDPIR.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-073, FD-074, CACFP06-2008,SFMNP 2008-3
Rebates from the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008

The Economic Stimulus Act provides for rebates to many low and middle-income households.