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 USDA Policy Memos


Fiscal Year 2012

Policy #

Title

Issue Date



47-2012 Further USDA Information on Central Valley Meat Investigation 08-31-2012
46-2012 Revised Edition of Eligibility Manual for School Meals
-- Determining & Verifying Eligibility (August 2012)
-- Determining & Verifying Eligibility (with changes highlighted)
08-27-2012
45-2012 Preventing Overt Identification of Children Certified for Free or Reduced Price School Meals 08-24-2012
44-2012 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Questions and Answers Related to the 6 Cents Certification Tool (revision) 09-12-2012
43-2012 Current USDA Information on Central Valley Meat Investigation 08-22-2012
42-2012 Application and Other Household Materials for Limited English
Proficient Households - Reminder
08-16-2012
41-2012

2012 Waiver of Congregate Feeding Requirement for Outdoor Feeding Sites Experiencing Extreme Heat (revision)

08-17-2012
40-2012 Certification of Compliance with New Meal Patterns - Validation Review Checklists 
-- Prototype Lunch Validation Review Checklist for SY 2012-13
-- Prototype Breakfast Validation Review Checklist for SY 2012-13
08-08-2012
39-2012 Existing Inventory of USDA Foods and Commercial Products 08-03-2012
38-2012

Residential Child Care Institutions Exception for Safety If Serving Multiple Age/Grade Groups

07-16-2012
37-2012 Separation of Vegetables/Fruit in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs
-- Vegetables/Fruit Chart
07-12-2012
36-2012

Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs

07-11-2012
35-2012 Procuring Services of Purchasing Cooperatives, Group Purchasing Organizations, Group Buying Organizations, etc. 06-12-2012
34-2012 Certification of Compliance with New Meal Patterns: Tools, Specifications, and Prototype Attestation Statement
-- School Food Authority Six Cents Attestation
-- Menu Worksheet Instructions 
-- Simplified Nutrient Assessment Instructions
-- Instructions for Transferring Data from USDA Certification Tools
-- Certification Meal Pattern Requirement Specification

-- 3-Day Schedule Certification Worksheets 
    -- Grades K-5: Lunch 
    -- Grades 6-8: Lunch 
    -- Grades K-8: Lunch 
    -- Grades 9-12: Lunch 
-- 4-Day Schedule Certification Worksheets 
    -- Grades K-12: Breakfast
    -- Grades K-5: Lunch 
    -- Grades 6-8: Lunch 
    -- Grades K-8: Lunch 
    -- Grades 9-12: Lunch 
-- 5-Day Schedule Certification Worksheets
    -- Grades K-5: Breakfast
    -- Grades 6-8: Breakfast
    -- Grades 9-12: Breakfast
    -- Grades K-12: Breakfast
    -- Grades K-5: Lunch 
    -- Grades 6-8: Lunch 
    -- Grades K-8: Lunch 
    -- Grades 9-12: Lunch 
-- 6-Day Schedule Certification Worksheets
    -- Grades K-12: Breakfast
    -- Grades K-5: Lunch 
    -- Grades 6-8: Lunch 
    -- Grades K-8: Lunch 
    -- Grades 9-12: Lunch 
-- 7-Day Schedule Certification Worksheets
    -- Grades K-12: Breakfast
    -- Grades K-5: Lunch 
    -- Grades 6-8: Lunch 
    -- Grades K-8: Lunch 
    -- Grades 9-12: Lunch 
-- Extended Schedule Certification Worksheets
    -- Grades 9-12: Lunch 
 
    -- Grades 6-8: Lunch 
 
05-31-2012
33-2012

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Fees in FSMC Contracts

05-31-2012
32-2012 Prohibition of Separation by Gender during Child Nutrition Program Meal Service has been rescinded. 06-29-2012
31-2012

Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Questions and Answers Related to the Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program (3rd revision)

01-22-2013
30-2012

Grain Requirements for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program

04-26-2012
29-2012

Direct Certification Performance Awards - FY 2012 Guidance
-- 
Attachment A – Direct Certification Performance Awards, Questions and Answers – Spring Guidance on the FY 2012 Awards
-- Attachment B – Sample Template - “Letter of Intent to Compete” for a Direct Certification FY 2012 Substantial Improvement Award
-- Attachment C - Reference Chart - FY 2012 Guidance for Direct Certification Performance Award

05-25-2012
28-2012 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Questions and Answers on the Paid Lunch Price Report 04-20-2012
27-2012 USDA Farm to School Grants: Please Spread the Word 04-17-2012
26-2012 Formulated Grain Fruit Products 04-17-2012
25-2012 Disaster Response 04-10-2012
24-2012 Interim Review Guidance for States with Local Educational Agencies Electing the Community Eligibility Option 04-10-2012
23-2012 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: Allocation of Funds for School Year 2012/2013 03-30-2012
22-2012

Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2012-2013 Calculations and Tool
-- Attachment: Weighted Average Price Calculator

03-19-2012
21-2012

Fiscal Year 2012 Reallocation of State Administrative Expense Funds

02-29-2012
20-2012

Frozen Fruit Products and Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (revision)

09-11-2012
19-2012

Soliciting Bids from Commercial Distributors for End Products

02-24-2012
18-2012

Paid Lunch Price Report 
-- Attachment: SFA Paid Lunch Price Report (Excel)

02-24-2012
17-2012 Procurement Questions and Answers to Assist in the Implementation of the Final Rule, "Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs" 02-23-2012
16-2012

Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products

02-22-2012
15-2012 Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2012-2013 Calculations 02-15-2012
14-2012 Procurement Questions Relevant to the Buy American Provision 02-13-2012
13-2012

Verification for Cause in the School Meals Programs

02-10-2012
12-2012

Community Eligibility Option: Guidance and Procedures for Selection of States for School Year 2012-2013
-- Attachment: Information for State Agency Participation

02-09-2012
11-2012

Guidance on the Food Donation Program in Child Nutrition Programs

02-03-2012
10-2012 Q&As on Final Rule "Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs" (revision)
-- Attachment: Q&As
-- Attachment: Long and Short Week Calculations
01-25-2013
09-2012

Early Submission of School Year (SY) 2011-2012 Verification Summary Report data (FNS-742)

01-06-2012
08-2012 FY 2012 Coordinated Review Effort Procedures Manual 
-- Attachment: Forms and Instructions
-- Attachment: CRE Manual
01-03-2012
07-2012

Allocation of Administrative Funds for State Costs of Implementation of New Meal Patterns for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program
-- Attachment

12-29-2011
06-2012 Applications and Other Household Materials for Limited English Proficient Households 12-09-2011
05-2012 Amendment II for FY 2010 Request for Application for Funding for Direct Certification Grants 11-18-2011
04-2012

Update: School Meal Programs – Companies in Alleged Violation of FSIS Federal Inspection Requirements

11-01-2011
03-2012 Direct Certification and Zero Benefit Households 10-26-2011
02-2012 Verification and Reporting of Foster Children 10-24-2011
01-2012

Rural Development's Community Facilities Program

10-06-2011



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