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Child Nutrition Information

Child Nutrition Services
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Child Nutrition > Issues > Legislature Topics

 

USDA Memorandums & Announcements

 

All memos can be downloaded at: USDA Policy Memos

 

2014-2015 Memos

SP 08-2015   Updated E-Rate Guidance for Schools Electing Community Eligibility
SP 02-2015 Online Fees in the School Meals Programs
SP 03-2015 Paid Lunch Equity:SY 2015-2016

 

2013-2014 Memos

SP 10-2012 (v.8) Q & A Answers on the Final Rule, "Nutrition Standards in the NSLP and SBP
SP59-2014 Implementation of Smart Snacks in School: State Agency Fundraiser Elections and Exemptions
SP55-2014 Year Admin Review Cycle Requirement - Waiver Exceptional Circumstance

SP57-2015 GUIDANCE

Updated Offer versus Serve Guidance
SP57-2014 Updated Offer versus Serve Guidance Memo
SP54-2014 Admin Review & Certification for PBR in SY 2014-2015
SP50-2014 CEP Extension
SP49-2014 Area Eligibility Using Census Data 
SP47-2014 Flexibility for Whole Grain-Rich Pasta in School Years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
SP47-2014 (v.2) Flexibility for Whole Grain-Rich Pasta in School Years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 Questions and Answers - REVISED
SP44-2014 Questions and Answers Related to the Independent Review of Applications
SP43-2014 Questions & Answers on the School Breakfast Program Meal Pattern in School Year 2014-2015
SP42-2014 Sharing Aggregate Data to Expand Program Access and Services in Child Nutrition Programs
SP41-2014 Clarification of the Policy on Food Consumption Outside of Foodservice Area, and the Whole Grain-Rich Requirement
SP40-2014 Smart Snacks Nutrition Standards and Culinary Education Programs
SP39-2014 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option
SP38-2014 CACFP 10-2014, SFSP 15-2014: Area Eligibility Using Census Data
SP37-2014 Fiscal Year 2014 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants for School Food Authorities
SP36-2014 Smart Snacks Nutrition Standards and Exempt Fundraisers
SP35-2014 Grain Entrees Related to the Smart Snacks in School Standards
SP23-2014 Questions and Answers Related to the “Smart Snacks” Interim Final Rule - Revised 
SP44-2014 Independent Application Review Q/A
SP43-2014 SY 2015 Breakfast meal paatern reminder.
SP42-2014 aggregate data
SP40-2014 Smart Snacks Nutrition Standards and Culinary Education Programs
SP39-2014 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option
SP38-2014 Area Eligibility Using Census Data
SP37-2014 Fiscal Year 2014 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants for School Food Authorities
SP36-2014 Smart Snacks Nutrition Standards and Exempt Fundraisers
SP35-2014 Grain Entrees Related to the Smart Snacks in Schools Standards
SP33-2014 FFVP: Pilot for Canned, Frozen and Dried Fruits & Vegetables Request for Application Guidance & Procedures for Selection of States and Schools
SP32-2014 Community Eligibility Provision: Annual Notification and Publication Requirements
SP30-2014 Determining Eligibility for Two Cent Differential Reimbursement in New Schools
SP31-2014 State Agency Prior Approval Process for School Food Authority Equipment Purchases
SP29--2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act Report Language on Waivers for School Breakfast and Smart Snacks
SP 28-2014 Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for School Year 2014-2015
SP26-2014 New Q&As Related to the Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirments for the NSLP
SP25-2014 School Food Authorities Purchasing Produce from US Department of Defense Vendors Using Section 4 & 11 or Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Funds
SP24-2014 Additional Administrative Review Guidance
SP23-2014 Questions & Answers Realted to the "Smart Snacks in Schools" Interim Final Rule
SP22-2014 Reporting Guidance for SFA Verification Collection Report in Food Programs Reporting System for SY 2013-14
SP21-2014 Community Eligibility Provision: Guidance and Q&As
SP20-2014 Reporting Guidance for the 2013-14 School Year Direct Certification Performance Measures
SP19-2014 Community Eligibility Provision- Department of Education Title 1 Guidance
SP 17-2014 Discretionary Elimination of Reduced Price Charges in the School Meal Programs
SP16-2014 Demonstration Project for Non-Congregate Feeding for Outdoor Summer Feeding Sites Experiencing Excessive Heat Revised Q & As
SP 15-2014 excel Paid Lunch Equity:  School Year 2014-2015 Calculations and Tool 
SP 15-2014 Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2014-2015 Memo
SP13-2014 School Food Service Account Revenue from the Sale of Non-Program Foods
SP 11-2014 Effective Date of Free or Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determinations
SP 10-2014 Smoothies offered in the Child Nutirtion Programs
SP9-2014 Additional Administrative Reviews and State Retention of Improperly-Paid Funds in School Year 2013-14
SP6-2014 Available Flexibilities for CACFP At-risk Sponsors and Centers Transitioning to Summer Food Service Program
SP 59-2013 Review Provision 2 and 3 base year
Memo Federal USDA Shut Down info
SP 58-2013A PE Additional Guidance for SY-2014 attachment
SP 58-2013 Paid Lunch Equity: Additional Guidance for School Year (SY) 2013-2014
SP 52-2013
SP 49-2013
SP 45-2013
SP 38-2013
SP 37-2013
SP 36-2013 Guidance Related to the ADA Amendments Act (Memo related to accomodating special dietary needs)
SP 34-2013 Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for SY 2013-14
SP 32-2013 Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option
SP 31-2013 Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program
SP 28-2013 Q & As on the School Breakfast Program Meal Pattern in School Year 2013-14
SP 27-2013 Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm to School Census 
SP 26-2013 Flexibility in the Meat/Meat Alternate and Grain Maximums for School Year 2013-2014
SP 25-2013 USDA Price Equity Price Tool
SP 11-2013 Flexibility in the Meat/Meat Alternate and Grain Maximums for School Year 2012-2013
SP 07-2012 Summer Feeding Options for SFAs
SFSP 05-2013 Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers
SP 06-2013
SP 32-2013