Resource | Policy Memos
Additional Guidance on the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Second Interim Rule

In September and October 2004, the Food and Nutrition Service conducted conference calls to answer questions from State agency staff about implementation of the second interim rule entitled, Child and Adult Care Food Program: Improving Management and Program Integrity. The attached guidance provides information to help CACFP staff build a stronger understanding of the rule’s requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-039
Bonding in National Master Processing Agreements

Beginning in 2000, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) began conducting a demonstration project, known as the National Master Processing Agreements (NMPA), under which USDA Food and Nutrition Service arranges for national processing of federally donated foods (DF).

Resource | Research | Demonstrations
Team Nutrition Demonstration Project 1999-2002

The FNS goal was to document the process (steps, time, and resources) for fully implementing Team Nutrition  by communicating the four messages to students using the classroom and cafeteria as delivery channels, as well as other places in their environment such as the school, home, community and local media.

Resource | Rule
Final Rule: Waiver of the Requirement To Use Weighted Averages in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

This final rule makes a technical change to the regulations governing the nutrient analysis of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

Resource | Rule
Final Rule: NSLP Requirement for Variety of Fluid Milk in Reimbursable Meals

The National School Lunch Program regulations are revised to require that schools offer, with meals, fluid milk in a variety of fat contents.

Resource | Report
USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports (2004 reports)

The Food Plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels. The nutritional bases of the Food Plans are the 1997-2005 Dietary Reference Intakes, 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and 2005 MyPyramid food intake recommendations. In addition to cost, differences among plans are in specific foods and quantities of foods. Another basis of the Food Plans is that all meals and snacks are prepared at home. For specific foods and quantities of foods in the Food Plans, see Thrifty Food Plan, 2006 (2007) and The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans, 2007 (2007). All four Food Plans are based on 2001-02 data and updated to current dollars by using the Consumer Price Index for specific food items.

Resource | Policy Memos
Simplified Summer Food Program: SFSP Memorandum #01-05

This memorandum provides follow up information to my letter dated July 1, 2004, sent to the SFSP director of each State agency that is eligible to participate in the Simplified Summer Food Program beginning January 1, 2005.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Evaluation of the School Breakfast Program Pilot Project

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service conducted the three-year pilot from school year (SY) 2000–2001 through SY 2002–2003. The aim of this pilot was to study the impact of the availability of universal-free school breakfast on breakfast participation and measures related to elementary school students’ nutritional status and academic performance. This pilot was not intended to evaluate the current SBP or the value of consuming breakfast.

Resource | Policy Memos
Letter to Child Care Provider

Letter to Child Care Provider regarding participation in CACFP.

Resource | Policy Memos
CACFP 01-2005: Use of Enrollment Data for Establishing Claiming Percentages and Determining the Eligibility of Proprietary Centers

There are several instances in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulations where the definition of an enrolled child/program participant is critical to the appropriate application of Program requirements.