Guidance and Resources

Published: 10/6/2015 2:25 PM
Guidance and Resources provide food service directors specific program information from a variety of sources including School and Community Nutrition and USDA. 



Civil Rights

Direct Certification

District Level Policy Guidance


Food Safety & Disaster Planning

Helpful Links

Infants and Toddlers

Local Wellness Policy

Manuals and Handbooks

Meal Pattern & Meal Quality

NSLP Regulations

Outside Resources


  Professional Standards

 State Policies & KY Regulations

Whole Grain Resource

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.

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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