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FNS - Proposed Rule - Delayed Implementation of Grains Ounce Equivalents in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

  • Monday, July 01, 2019 4:23 PM
    Message # 7724292
    Roger Szemraj (Administrator)

    The attached notice appears in the July 11, 2019 Federal Register. The summary and dates below are excerpted for your convenience.

    SUMMARY: This action proposes to delay, from October 1, 2019 until October 1, 2021, the implementation date of the  "ounce equivalents'' requirement for crediting grains served in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The final rule, Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, published at 81 FR 24347 on April 25, 2016, specified that meal planners must use ounce equivalents to determine the amount of creditable grain served as part of a reimbursable meal or snack. The new implementation date would allow more time for FNS to develop additional technical assistance materials and for State agencies and sponsoring organizations to provide training and technical assistance to make compliance easier for meal planners nationwide.

    DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 31, 2019 to be assured of consideration.

    Last modified: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 1:54 PM | Anonymous
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