Guidance and Resources

Published: 11/25/2015 11:29 AM

Guidance and Resources provide food service directors specific program information from a variety of sources including School and Community Nutrition and USDA.  

Professional Standards

Meal Pattern & Meal Quality

Smart Snacks

Whole Grain Resource

  • Whole Grain Pasta Approval Request Form
    Policy Memo SP 20-2015 allows KDE/SCN to grant an exemption from the regulatory whole grain-rich requirement in the meal programs, in school years 2014-15 and 2015-16 to a school food authority that demonstrates a hardship in procuring compliant whole grain-rich products that are acceptable to students.  SFAs that are approved for an exemption from the current whole grain-rich requirement must continue, at a minimum, to meet the whole grain-rich requirement that was in effect for SY 2013-14.  Please complete the form for exemption request consideration to Sandy Wagner at  KDE/SCN is committed to working with SFAs as they make these important changes in their school meals.

Special Dietary Needs

Infants and Toddlers

Food Safety & Disaster Planning

Local Wellness Policy

Direct Certification

Meal County and Claiming



Civil Rights

NSLP Regulations

State Policies & KY Regulations

Outside Resources

Helpful Links


USDA ​Nondiscrimination Statement

Valerie Crouch
Office of Administration and Support
Division of School and Community Nutrition
500 Mero Street, 23rd Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5625
Fax (502) 564-5519