Resource | Policy Memos | SP13-2014
School Food Service Account Revenue from the Sale of Non-Program Foods

School Program regulations at 7 CFR 210.14 (f) require all revenue from the sale of non-program foods to accrue to the nonprofit school food service account. Non-program food is defined as food sold in a school at any time or location on the school campus (other than reimbursable meals) purchased using funds from the non-profit school food service account. Please note that this is different from competitive food which is defined as all food (other than reimbursable meals) sold to students during the school day. This memorandum provides clarification on the requirements for the accrual of revenue from the sale of non-program food.

Resource | Policy Memos
Attachments to SP12-2014: RFA for Participation in Demonstration Projects to Evaluate Direct Certification with Medicaid in SY 2014-15

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) invites State agencies (SAs) that administer the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) to apply to participate in demonstration projects that will evaluate the effectiveness of conducting direct certification with the Medicaid program.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP11 CACFP06 SFSP11-2014
Effective Date of Free or Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determinations

This memorandum clarifies the flexibility available to local educational agency (LEA) officials for establishing the effective date of eligibility for children certified for free or reduced price meals in the National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Programs (SBP) and free milk in the Special Milk Program (SMP) (SMP) based on household applications.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP06 CACFP03 SFSP06-2014
Available Flexibilities for CACFP At-risk Sponsors and Centers Transitioning to Summer Food Service Program

This memorandum highlights existing flexibilities available to CACFP institutions to simplify their participation in SFSP.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP07 SFSP07-2014
Expanding Awareness and Access to Summer Meals

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify and provide guidance on requirements in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) related to expanding awareness and access to these programs. This memorandum also highlights resources available to States and sponsors for conducting their required expansion efforts.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP04 SFSP04-2014
Promoting Nutrition in Summer Meals

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) were established to ensure that low-income children continue to have access to nutritious meals when school is not in session. To meet this need, sponsors and sites are encouraged to take steps toward improving the nutritional quality and appeal of summer meals served. This memorandum highlights existing policies and procedures that can assist with serving more nutritious meals that appeal to children in the SFSP and the SSO.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP56-2013
Collaboration with State School Business Officials on New Administrative Review Section: Resource Management

The updated Administrative Review, authorized by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, includes a new section titled Resource Management that monitors the Local Education Agencies (LEAs) compliance with Federal regulations that support the financial health of the school meal program’s nonprofit food service account. The Resource Management section will require participation and cooperation from school business officials at LEAs participating in these Federal school meal programs (e.g., National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Food Distribution Program). This memo is to encourage State Child Nutrition Program staff to work in collaboration with their State School Business Official counterparts on educating LEAs about the Resource Management section of the Administrative Review.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP50-2013
Release of the New State Agency (NSLP/SNAP) Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report (Form FNS-834)

The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-246) and the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as amended by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA, Public Law 111-296) require that children living in households receiving assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program be directly certified for free school meals under the National School Lunch Program and/or the School Breakfast Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP48-2013
Extending Flexibility for RCCIs in the NSLP

On July 16, 2012, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued memorandum SP 38-2012, which allowed Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs), with State agency approval, to serve the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) meal pattern in effect for the highest age/grade group served to all residential students. In order to utilize this flexibility, the RCCI must meet all three of the following criteria: 1) be a juvenile detention or correctional facility; 2) serve children in different age/grade groups; and 3) have legitimate safety concerns, or State juvenile justice laws or regulations related to offering meals with varying amounts of food within the same meal period.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP38-2013
Release of New School Food Authority Verification Collection Report