Resource | Policy Memos | SP16 CACFP06 SFSP10-2016
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 | Policy Memos | SP12 CACFP05 SFSP09-2016
Guidance on Competitive Procurement Standards for Program Operators

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

Resource | Policy Memos | SP03 CACFP03 SFSP03-2016
Procurement Standards and Resource Management Requirements related to Franchise Agreements

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is aware that school food authorities and program operators may be operating the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and other child nutrition programs (CNP), 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.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP02 CACFP02 SFSP02-2016
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. 

Resource | Policy Memos | SP42 CACFP19 SFSP21-2015
Service of Traditional Foods in Public Facilities

Section 4033 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-79) (Farm Bill) directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration to allow the donation to and serving of traditional food through food service programs at public facilities and nonprofit facilities, including those operated by Indian tribes and facilities operated by tribal organizations, that primarily serve Indians.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP10 CACFP05 SFSP10-2014
Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs

This memo has been superseded by SP40 CACFP17 SFSP17-2019: Smoothies Offered in the Child Nutrition Programs.

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has modified the guidance on smoothies to allow for the crediting of vegetables and yogurt including smoothies with yogurt at lunch.

Resource | Policy Memos | TA 01-2015
Child Nutrition Programs and Traditional Foods
Resource | Policy Memos | SP36 CACFP17 SFSP19-2015
Voluntary Menu Labeling in the NSLP and SBP

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final rule, Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments in the Federal Register (79 FR 71155) on December 1, 2014.

Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs - Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016)

This notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP31 CACFP12 SFSP14-2015
Guidance on Prohibition of Separation by Gender during CNP Meal Service

This memorandum explains the prohibition on separation by gender during child nutrition program meal service and outlines select circumstances under which gender-based separation may be permissible.