Legislation, Regulations, & PoliciesCurrent and proposed legislation, regulations, and policies for child nutrition programs administration.
- Nutrition Programs Guidance
- Proposed, Interim, and Final Rules
- Legislative Report
- Policy Recommendations
- Related Links
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 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Super-Circular)
School Nutrition Programs
- CDE School Nutrition Program Management Bulletins -
CDE School Nutrition Programs management bulletins organized by calendar year.
- USDA School Meals Policy Memoranda
USDA policy memos for the School Nutrition Programs, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program.
- State and Federal School Nutrition Program Regulations:
Child and Adult Care Food Program
- CDE Child and Adult Care Food Program Management Bulletins - CDE Child and Adult Care Food Program management bulletins organized by calendar year.
- USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program Policy Memoranda
USDA policy memos for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
- Federal Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations at 7 CFR Part 226
Summer Food Service Program
- CDE Summer Food Service Program Management Bulletins -
CDE Summer Food Service Program management bulletins organized by calendar year.
- USDA Summer Food Service Program Policy Memoranda
- USDA policy memos for the Summer Food Service Program.
- Federal Summer Food Service Program regulations at 7 CFR Part 225
Food Distribution Program
- CDE Food Distribution Program Management Bulletins - Food Distribution Program management bulletins organized by calendar year.
- USDA Food Distribution Program Policy Memoranda
USDA policy memos for the Food Distribution Program.
- Federal Food Distribution Program regulations at 7 CFR, Subtitle B, Chapter II, Subchapter B
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
- CDE Commodity Supplemental Food Program Management Bulletins -
Commodity Supplemental Food Program management bulletins organized by calendar year.
- USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program Policy Memoranda
USDA policy memos for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
- Federal Commodity Supplemental Food Program regulations at 7 CFR Part 247
Proposed Rule: Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
The proposed rule makes changes to the Child and Adult Care Food Program meal patterns, which are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, evidence-based nutrition science, and stakeholder input. Several of these proposed changes will extend to the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Special Milk Program to increase consistency across all child nutrition programs.
Proposed Rule: Local School Wellness Policy
The Local School Wellness Policy requirement was established by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, and further strengthened by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. It requires each local LEA participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program to develop a local school wellness policy that promotes the health of students and addresses the growing problem of childhood obesity. The responsibility for developing a local school wellness policy is placed at the local level so the unique needs of each school under the jurisdiction of the LEA can be addressed.
Final Rule: Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs Personnel
Professional Standards for school nutrition professionals is a key provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The rule, published March 2, 2015, requires a minimum amount of annual training hours for all state directors of school nutrition programs, state director of distributing agencies, school nutrition program directors, managers, and staff. Required training topic areas will vary according to position and job requirements. There are also minimum hiring standards for new state directors of school nutrition programs, state directors of distributing agencies that oversee USDA Foods, and school nutrition program directors.
Assessment of Staffing Needs for Child Nutrition Compliance and Cafeteria Fund Reviews
This report is submitted in accordance with Assembly Bill 110, Budget Act of 2013, which requires the California Department of Education (CDE) to report to the chairpersons and vice chairpersons of the budget committees of both houses of the Legislature, the Department of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office by October 1, 2013.
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.
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.
California Legislative Information
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Library of Congress
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