Updated CACFP, NSLP, SBP Infant and Preschool
Understanding that new meal pattern implementation has been difficult for many State Agencies and Sponsoring Organizations, USDA FNS has issued a memo strongly encouraging continued corrective action over fiscal action where appropriate. However, if a meal misses an entire required food component, the meal must still be disallowed.
Please refer to the full-text memo for a list of technical assistance resources.
Also, please remember that the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) will continue to offer meal pattern trainings per request through their website as well as other valuable resources to assist in implementing the new meal patterns.
Why It Matters
Times of transition can be difficult. We are all here to feed children the healthiest meals possible and sometimes need extra technical assistance to ensure we are operating the program with the highest level of integrity and nutrition possible. By continuing to support one another through technical assistance, we can ensure our efforts feed every child in need.