Laws and Regulations for Child Nutrition Programs

Overview

School Nutrition Programs | SFSP | CACFP

School Nutrition Programs and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) school nutrition programs include the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP) , Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), Special Milk Program (SMP) , and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the NSLP. For more information, visit the CSDE's School Nutrition Programs webpage. For information on the SFSP, visit the CSDE’s SFSP webpage.

Connecticut Regulations
Connecticut General Statutes
  • Section 10-215: Lunches, breakfasts and other feeding programs for public school children and employees
  • Section 10-215a: Nonpublic school and nonprofit agency participation in feeding programs
  • Section 10-215b: Duties of State Board of Education regarding feeding programs
  • Section 10-215e: Nutrition standards for food that is not part of lunch or breakfast program
  • Section 10-215f: Certification that food meets nutrition standards
  • Section 10-215i: Information and notice re supplemental nutrition assistance program
  • Section 10-221o: Lunch periods, recess
    • Circular Letter C-9: Federal and State Requirements for Provision and Timeframe of Daily Lunch Period for Students
  • Section 10-221p: Boards to make available for purchase nutritious and low-fat foods
  • Section 10-221q: Sale of beverages
Nondiscrimination Statements (USDA and CSDE)
USDA Regulations
USDA Final Rules
  • 81 FR 50170: Administrative Reviews in the School Nutrition Programs
  • 76 FR 66849: Applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program and for Benefits in the Special Milk Program, and Technical Amendments
    • 76 FR 78095: Correction: Applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program and for Benefits in the Special Milk Program, and Technical Amendments
  • 72 FR 10885: Disclosure of Children's Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk Eligibility Information in the Child Nutrition Programs
  • 81 FR 50194: Eliminating Applications Through Community Eligibility as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
  • 81 FR 50132: National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the HHFKA of 2010
  • 76 FR 22603: Geographic Preference Option for the Procurement of Unprocessed Agricultural Products in Child Nutrition Programs
  • 81 FR 50151: Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the HHFKA of 2010
    • 81 FR 93792: Correction: Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the HHFKA of 2010
  • 81 FR 50131: National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the HHFKA of 2010
  • 77 FR 4088: Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs
  • 80 FR 11077: Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
    • 80 FR 26181: Correction: Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
  • All NSLP Federal Register Rules
Federal Laws

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) instructions provide guidance and clarification pertaining to the federal regulations for Child Nutrition Programs. For more information, visit the CSDE’s FNS Instructions for Child Nutrition Programs webpage.


Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Nondiscrimination Statements (USDA and CSDE)
USDA Final Rules
USDA Regulations
  • 7 CFR Part 226: Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • 2 CFR Part 200: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) instructions provide guidance and clarification pertaining to the federal regulations for Child Nutrition Programs. For more information, visit the CSDE's FNS Instructions for Child Nutrition Programs webpage.