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CACFP Regulations & Guidance

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Geographic Preference Expansion Related to the Final Rule

May 22, 2024

This memorandum provides a detailed explanation of the expanded geographic preference option. CNP operators, State agencies purchasing for CNPs, and the USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (USDA DoD Fresh) may use local as a specification and continue to set a geographic preference when soliciting or buying unprocessed agricultural products.

Updates to Nutrition Requirements in CACFP & SFSP

April 24, 2024

The USDA recently released a Final Rule that better aligns meal patterns in the CACFP, SFSP, and School Meals with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

State Agency Review Requirements 

February 26, 2024

USDA released a memo that provides additional information regarding the provisions related to the frequency and number of reviews for State Agencies monitoring the CACFP.

Proposed Rule: Serious Deficiency Process in the CACFP & SFSP

February 21, 2024

USDA released a proposed rule for updating the Serious Deficiency process in the CACFP and SFSP. The rule proposes updates that would redefines serious deficiency, allows for full correction and removal of serious deficiencies, and extends the process to CACFP unaffiliated centers and SFSP sponsors.

FY 2024 Reallocation of SAE Funds in Child Nutrition Programs

February 6, 2024

USDA released a memo providing information state agencies need to conduct the FY 2024 reallocation of State Administrative Expense (SAE) funds in the child nutrition programs (CNPs).