Resource | Policy Memos | FD-147
Policy Cancellation Memorandum

In order to update and streamline policy guidance for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), the Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP), the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is cancelling Policy Memoranda FD-010, FD-027, FD-028, FD-029, FD-032, FD-053, FD-055, FD-071, FD-073, FD-074, FD-083, FD-086, FD-087, FD-090, FD-105, and FD-115. The guidance provided by these memoranda are either outdated, obsolete, or otherwise captured in more current memoranda.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP20 CACFP14 SFSP07-2018
60-Day Claim Submission and 90-Day Reporting Requirements for Child Nutrition Programs

Attached is updated clarifying guidance for state agencies regarding the 60-day claim submission and 90-day reporting requirements for child nutrition programs which was released on April 25, 2018. This latest version includes edits to align with changes made in the Summer Food Service Program Simplified Cost Accounting Final Rule published on June 1, 2018.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP18-2018 CACFP13-2018
Child Nutrition Programs’ Flexibilities for School Year 2018-2019

An interim final rule published on Nov. 30, 2017 (82 FR 56703) provides child nutrition program (CNP) operators targeted flexibilities for milk, whole grains, and sodium requirements for School Year (SY) 2018-2019. This memorandum summarizes the flexibilities that will be effective July 1, 2018.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP10-2018
Conducting Five-Day Reconciliation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, with Questions and Answers

The purpose of this memorandum is to highlight State flexibilities and local choices for complying with the five-day reconciliation requirement in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Under 7 CFR 226.6(m)(4) and 226.16(d)(4), all reviews of day care homes and sponsored centers must include the reconciliation of meal counts with enrollment and attendance records for five consecutive operating days. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is issuing revised guidance to eliminate disparities and reduce duplication in this review process. This guidance supersedes CACFP 24-2016: Conducting Five-Day Reconciliation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, with Questions and Answers, issued on Sept. 7, 2016.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP05 CACFP05-2018
Providing Child Nutrition Program Benefits to Disaster Survivor Evacuees

This memorandum provides a reminder overview of options available under current program policy and regulation for connecting children and adult survivors, who have evacuated from areas subject to major disaster and emergency declarations, with child nutrition program (CNP) benefits. Many survivors have evacuated as a result of the recent hurricanes and wildfires and program operators are working hard to enroll and provide services for those evacuees.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-144, SP 04-2018, SFSP 01-2018, CACFP 04-2018
Market Basket Analysis when Procuring Program Goods and Modifying Contracted-For Product Lists

This memorandum provides guidance to state distributing agencies and recipient agencies on the use of market basket analysis in procuring processed end products for USDA Foods in Schools and commercial goods for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-107
Donated Food Storage, Distribution, and Product Dating

This memorandum is meant to provide clarification and guidance on policies and procedures for donated food storage and distribution as they relate to product dating.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP17-2017
Documenting Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

On June 30, FNS published memorandum CACFP 17-2017, Documenting Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which provides guidance on how meals served in the Child and Adult Care Food Program must be documented to demonstrate compliance with the meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP16-2017
Grain-Based Desserts in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This memorandum provides flexibility in the service of grain-based desserts in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Memorandum CACFP 02-2017, Grain Requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program; Questions and Answers, October 14, 2016, will be revised to reflect this flexibility.