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Legislation, Regulations, & Policies

Current and proposed legislation, regulations, and policies for child nutrition programs administration.

Nutrition Programs Guidance

An index of direct links to California Department of Education (CDE) management bulletins, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy memoranda, and federal and state regulations relating to the proper administration of the child nutrition programs.

Child Nutrition Programs

Federal Procurement regulations at Title 2, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200 External link opens in new window or tab. - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Super-Circular)


School Nutrition Programs


Child and Adult Care Food Program


Summer Food Service Program


Food Distribution Program


Commodity Supplemental Food Program


Federal Register Documents

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This USDA Web page contains a listing of all recent rules, proposed rules, and notices published in the Federal Register by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.


Legislative Reports

Assembly Concurrent Resolution 16: Nutrition: Vegetarian School Lunches
The California Department of Education and the California Department of Public Health are submitting this report in response to the 2003 Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 16: Nutrition: Vegetarian School Lunches sponsored by Assemblyman Joe Nation. It presents a summary of the current efforts and progress being made to offer vegetarian and cultural school lunches to students in public schools.


Policy Recommendations

2009 Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act (Posted Jul-2009)
The State Superintendent of Public Instruction is pleased to have collaborated with the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to develop policy recommendations on how to best improve the Child Nutrition and Women, Infants, and Children Program Supplement Nutrition Programs.


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Official information from all three branches of the Federal Government. On-line access to congressional bills, laws, U.S. codes and regulations, the federal register, and presidential papers.

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Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, May 9, 2016
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