Latest News for School Nutrition Programs

2/16/2024 ACTION REQUIRED – Validation of all Unaffiliated CACFP At-Risk Sites

2/8/2024 Supply Chain Assistance Round 4 Payments Issued

2/5/2024 NSLP-USDA Foods Inventory Management

2/5/2024 Unanticipated School Closure Notification Forms and Guidance

2/5/2024 RELEASE: Updated TDA and USDA CEP Resources

2/5/2024 RELEASE: NEW Duplicative Services FAQs

2/2/2024 RELEASE: SFSP and SSO Rural Non-Congregate Service Regulations

2/2/2024 New features and food yields in the Food Buying Guide Web-Based Tool

2/2/2024 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Data Report in TX-UNPS

2/2/2024 NSLP-USDA Foods Inventory Management Guidance

1/8/2024 Revised ARM Sections Have Been Posted and Released

1/8/2024 2024 Annual NSLP Financial Report

1/8/2024 Reminder for all WBSCM recipient agencies

1/8/2024 Reminder: Acceptance of USDA Foods Delivered by State-Contracted Warehouses

1/8/2024 Reminder for all TX-UNPS and WBSCM entities

1/4/2024 FAQs Clarify Duplicative Costs and Multiple Contracts for Same Service

12/4/2023 Important Security Reminders for User Access Managers (UAM) of TX-UNPS

12/4/2023 Updated Team Nutrition Resources for the Child Nutrition Programs

12/4/2023 Updated Guidance on Access to Domesticated and Wild Game Animals

12/4/2023 Release of Two Request for Applications for the Healthy Meal Initiative Sub-Grants

12/4/2023 Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products in the Child Nutrition Programs

11/29/2023 Farm to School Census

11/14/2023 Important Guidance for And Justice for All Posters

10/26/2023 TDA Introduces Three Original Standardized Recipes

10/24/2023 New Milk Flexibility Available with Emergency Conditions Notification Form for Contracting Entities Experiencing Milk Service Disruption

10/2/2023 Now available: Guide to Professional Standards in Spanish!

10/2/2023 Now Available! New Food Yields Added to the Food Buying Guide

10/2/2023 FDA Issued Recall: Eagle Produce Whole Cantaloupe

9/28/2023 State Reimbursement for Reduced Price Breakfast - Schools Offering Universal Breakfast

9/28/2023 USDA's Revised Menu Planner for Schools

9/28/2023 Final Rule Reduces CEP ISP Threshold from 40% to 25% for SY 2024-2025

9/28/2023 The verification process begins on October 1, 2023, and the Verification Report is due on November 28, 2023.

9/28/2023 New Verification Letter Sample Templates Suite (English and Spanish)

9/27/2023 Updated Guidance on Meal Service during an Unanticipated School Closure

9/21/2023 Grant Available for NSLP and SBP CEs

8/29/2023 USDA Awards Healthy Meals Incentives Grants Nationwide with 18 Texas Districts Receiving up to $150,000

8/29/2023 Important Information about Health Coverage among Child Nutrition Program Participants

8/25/2023 NEW! Child Nutrition Program Integrity Final Rule

8/1/2023 New Waiver Allowing Non-Congregate Summer Feeding in Extreme Heat

8/1/2023 Now Available! Child Nutrition Database Release 26

8/1/2023 Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards for School Food Authorities

7/14/2023 Self-certification Option to Increase Micro-purchase Threshold

7/10/2023 RELEASE: Complete Administrator’s Reference Manual (ARM)

7/10/2023 RELEASE: School Meal Household Applications

7/10/2023 Universal Free Feeding

7/7/2023 COVID-19 Page on Retired

7/7/2023 Remaining COVID-19 Flexibilities and Keep Kids Fed Act Provisions Expired June 30, 2023

7/6/2023 SY2023-2024 TX-UNPS Allocation Starting Date

9/29/2022 TDA Releases 10 Revised Administrator's Reference Manual Sections

9/28/2022 TDA Submits Waiver Request to Implement Five-Year Administrative Review Cycle

1/12/2022 Maximum Approvable Average Daily Participation (ADP)

7/28/2021 Seamless Summer (SSO) Site Applications SY 2022

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Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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