Resource | FAQs/Q&As
NSLP Afterschool Snack Service - FAQs

The National School Lunch Program Afterschool Snack Service is a federally-assisted snack service that provides cash reimbursement to encourage or assist schools in serving snacks to children after the regular school day. The afterschool snack component of the NSLP helps children fully engage in afterschool programming by filling the hunger gap many children face in the afternoon and early evening. Children participating in an approved afterschool care program age 18 and under, and participating children who turn 19 during the school year, are eligible to receive reimbursable snacks through the NSLP.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Software Approval Material for Alternates to USDA Certification Worksheets

These materials were compiled to assist companies who are developing or revising certification of compliance/menu planning software for USDA to approve for use in certification of compliance with the National School Lunch Program meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule: Certification of Compliance With Meal Requirements for the NSLP Under the HHFKA of 2010 - Approval of Information Collection Request

The Food and Nutrition Service published an interim final rule entitled "Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010'' on April 27, 2012. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the associated information collection requirements (ICR) on June 20, 2012. This document announces approval of the ICR.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP20-2013
Quarterly Reporting Associated with School Food Authority Certification for Performance-Based Reimbursement

This memorandum provides information regarding the State agencies’ quarterly reporting requirements associated with identifying the number of school food authorities certified to receive the performance-based reimbursement for each lunch served in compliance with the new meal pattern requirements for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP46-2013
School Nutrition Program Administrative Reviews: Assessing Compliance with Dietary Specifications Using a USDA-Approved Menu Planning Tool for Certification for Six Cent Reimbursement

The Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) recently released the new Administrative Review Guidance Manual, which includes four options that State agencies may use to assess compliance with Dietary Specifications – calories, saturated fat, and sodium – requirements. One option (i.e., Option 4) described in the Nutrient Analysis and Dietary Specifications Module of the Administrative Review Guidance Manual allows State agencies to request approval from FNS for an alternate process that incorporates a Department of Agriculture (USDA)-approved Menu Planning Tool for Certification for Six Cent Reimbursement (also referred to as Menu Planning Tool).