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.

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Resource | Fact Sheets
Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs

Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs covers procurement basics, defining local, where to find local products, and the variety of ways child nutrition program operators can purchase locally in accordance with regulations. Throughout the guide, examples illustrate the many mechanisms to procure local food.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0015
Local Foods in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the incorporation of local foods and agriculture-based curriculum in early childhood education and care settings, clarifies policies in the recently published FNS Instruction relevant to local food production and procurement, and includes questions and answers regarding procuring local food for use in the CACFP.

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