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's (USDA) school nutrition programs include the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP) , Afterschool Snack Program (ASP) of the NSLP, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)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
Nondiscrimination Statements (USDA and CSDE)
USDA Legislation for School Meals
USDA Regulations
USDA Final Rules
  • Administrative Reviews
    • Administrative Reviews in the School Nutrition Programs (81 FR 50170)
  • Food Safety
    • School Food Safety Program Based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles (74 FR 66213)
  • Free and Reduced Meals
    • 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 66849)
    • 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 (76 FR 78095)
    • Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals in Schools-Verification Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements (68 FR 53483)
    • Disclosure of Children's Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk Eligibility Information in the Child Nutrition Programs (72 FR 10885
    • Eliminating Applications Through Community Eligibility as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (81 FR 50194)
    • NSLP and SBP Alternatives to Standard Application and Meal Counting Procedures (66 FR 48323)
    • NSLP Independent Review of Applications Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (79 FR 7049)
  • Professional Standards 
    • Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (80 FR 11077)
    • Correction: Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (80 FR 26181)
  • Purchasing
    • Geographic Preference Option for the Procurement of Unprocessed Agricultural Products in Child Nutrition Programs (76 FR 22603)
  • School Meals
    • Child Nutrition Program Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements (83 FR 63775)
    • Certification of Compliance With Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program Under the HHFKA of 2010 (79 FR 325)
    • Correction: Certification of Compliance With Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program Under the HHFKA of 2010 (79 FR 2761)
    • Fluid Milk Substitutions in the School Nutrition Programs (73 FR 52903)
    • Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions (7 CFR 250)
    • Modification of the Vegetable Protein Products Requirements for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program (65 FR 12429)
    • Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (77 FR 4087)
    • USDA Memo SP SP 37-2019 and CACFP 16-2019: Q&As on the Final Rule Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements
    • USDA Memo SP 38-2019: Meal Requirements under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Questions and Answers for Program Operators
  • School Wellness Policy
    • Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the HHFKA of 2010 (81 FR 50151)
    • Correction: Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the HHFKA of 2010 (81 FR 93792)
  • Smart Snacks
    •  National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the HHFKA of 2010 (81 FR 50131)

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
  • Afterschool Snacks in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (72 FR 41591)
  • Amendments to the Child Nutrition Infant Meal Pattern (67 FR 36779)
  • CACFP Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (81 FR 24347)
    • Correction: CACFP Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (81 FR 75671)
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.