Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

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)

60-Day Claim Submission and 90-day Reporting Requirements for Child Nutrition Programs External link opens in new window or tab. - Updated guidance for State agencies regarding the 60-day Claim submission and 90 day Reporting requirements for Child Nutrition Programs released on April 25, 2018.

School Nutrition Programs

Child and Adult Care Food Program

Summer Food Service Program

Food Distribution Program

Federal Register Documents

USDA Food and Nutrition Service Federal Register Documents External link opens in new window or tab.
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.

Waiver Request

USDA Waiver Request
This web page contains information about USDA waiver requests and any current waiver requests from the NSD or program operators.

Related Links

California Legislative Information External link opens in new window or tab.
Locate the full text of bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments, as well as their status, history, votes, analyses, and veto messages.

U.S. Government Printing Office External link opens in new window or tab.
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.

Library of Congress External link opens in new window or tab.
Search for federal bills by text, summary, or status and the Congressional Record by text or index; along with historical Congressional documents such as the Constitution.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, March 9, 2020
Related Content
Recently Posted in Nutrition
  • Changing Participation Avenue for Receipt of USDA (added 23-Sep-2020)
    Participants of the California Department of Education (CDE) Food Distribution Program (FDP) now have the option to change the way they plan to order and receive U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods for School Year (SY) 2021–22.
  • Dig In! Standards-based Nut Ed from the Ground Up (added 23-Sep-2020)
    Ten nutrition education lessons that introduce students to the food system, gardening, food safety, taste testing, and more.
  • Children’s Power Play! School Idea & Resource Kit (added 23-Sep-2020)
    Nutrition education and physical activity kit includes 10 activities to encourage fruit and vegetable consumption and promote physical activity.
  • Food Safety from Farm to Fork (added 23-Sep-2020)
    A resource used to help students better understand food safety through real-life examples, activities, and games.
  • Integrating Concepts about Food, Nutrition, & PA (added 23-Sep-2020)
    Lessons that can be integrated into core subjects for middle schoolers. Lessons are organized into nutrient content areas: carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and water.

  • Healthalicious Cooking (added 23-Sep-2020)
    Six after school lessons used to develop student skills in food preparation, recipe reading, menu planning, meal preparation, and physical activity.
  • Child and Adult Care Food Programs Online Courses (added 21-Sep-2020)
    On May 5, 2020, the CDE NSD sent an email notification to all CACFP Operators explaining the Fresno City College (FCC) California Professional Nutrition Education and Training (Cal-Pro-NET) Center would be closing on June 30, 2020.
  • August 25, 2020 Tuesday at 2 Webinar (added 18-Sep-2020)
    The CDE NSD hosted the eighth Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Town Hall webinar on August 25, 2020 for school food service operators, chief business officials, and community partners.
  • COVID 19: FFVP School Year 2020–21 Waivers (added 18-Sep-2020)
    Effective immediately, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted the California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division two waivers for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for School Year 2020–21.
  • COVID-19: CNP Response 47 and Q&A (added 14-Sep-2020)
    The CDE NSD is pleased to announce that on September 11, 2020, the USDA released a new Nationwide Waiver and Q&A related to the Nationwide Waiver to allow SFSP and SSO through December 2020.