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Offsite Monitoring of the Child and Adult Care Food Program and School Meal Programs After the Public Health Emergency Ends

February 15, 2023

The Administration has announced that the plan is for the COVID-19 public health emergency to expire on May 11, 2023. In the event that the emergency ends, on June 10, 2023 nationwide onsite monitoring waivers will expire and onsite monitoring requirements for CACFP will be in effect.

All Nutrition Assistance Programs Must Post the Nondiscrimination Statement

December 9, 2022

In December 2022, USDA updated the nondiscrimination statement that all FNS nutrition assistance programs, state or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post.

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Questions and Answers on Alternative Protein Products (APP)

October 4, 2022

Food and Nutrition Service released a guidance document on Alternative Protein Products (APP) including Questions and Answers to assist CACFP providers. It is important that CACFP providers understand how to use and properly credit APP in their programs.

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Final Rule: Streamlining Program Requirements and Improving Integrity in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

September 19, 2022

Food and Nutrition Service amended the regulations of the Summer Food Service Program in September 2022 to strengthen program integrity and streamline program administration. The final rule codifies changes that will simplify the application process, enhance monitoring requirements, clarify existing requirements, and provide more discretion at the state agency level to manage program operations.

CACFP Reimbursement and Cash in Lieu Rates Released 22-23

July 26, 2022

The USDA has released the Reimbursement and Cash in Lieu Rates for 22-23. Rates are effective beginning July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.