Resource | Policy Memos | SP05 CACFP03 SFSP02-2017
Q&A: Purchasing Goods and Services Using Cooperative Agreements, Agents, and Third-Party Services

This memorandum provides general guidance on the various procurement groups FNS has identified, how to use each group in a way that complies with Federal procurement standards, and supersedes SP 35-2012, Procuring Services of Purchasing Cooperatives, Group Purchasing Organizations, Group Buying Organizations, etc., dated June 12, 2012.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP55 CACFP26 SFSP18-2016
Meal Service During Unanticipated School and Day Care Closures

This memo has been superseded by SP04 CACFP03 SFSP03-2020: Meal Service During Unanticipated School Closures.

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that meals may be served through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option during unanticipated school closures, including snow days, during the regular school year.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP53 CACFP21-2016
Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products in the School Meal Programs and the CACFP

This memorandum explains how to credit tofu and soy yogurt in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP49 CACFP18-2016
Resources for Making Potable Water Available in Schools and Child Care Facilities

The Food and Nutrition Service is issuing this memorandum to remind Child Nutrition Program operators of the potable water requirement and to identify resources found in the attachment that can be used by schools and child care facilities in meeting this requirement.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP48 CACFP16 SFSP16-2016
Using Federal Funds to Support FoodCorps Service Members

This memorandum clarifies how state agencies and school food authorities can use federal funds to support FoodCorps service members.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP41 CACFP13 SFSP15-2016
The Use of Share Tables in Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum extends the use of share tables to the CACFP’s at-risk afterschool component and provides a reminder to all child nutrition program operators of the opportunity presented by share tables to reduce food waste and the food safety requirements that must be followed when using share tables during meal service.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Special Nutrition Programs Quick Response Surveys

 This is a new generic clearance that will allow the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to quickly collect and analyze specific information from State and local administrators of the Special Nutrition Programs (SNP), including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Food Distribution on Indian Reservation, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and the Emergency Food Assistance Program. 

Resource | Policy Memos | SP39 CACFP11 SFSP13-2016
State Agency Prior Approval Process for SFA Equipment Purchases

This memorandum updates SP31–2014, State Agency Prior Approval Process for School Food Authority (SFA) Equipment Purchases,  to include new regulation citations for the cost principles related to the purchase of equipment.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP40 CACFP12 SFSP14-2016
Updated Guidance: Contracting with Food Service Management

This memo and attachments refer to updated guidance for state agencies and School Food Authorities (SFA) contracting with food service management companies (FSMC).

Resource | Policy Memos | SP28 CACFP09 SFSP11-2016
FDA Requirements for Vending Machines

On December 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final rule, Food Labeling; Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines, in the Federal Register.