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Questions and Answers
an CNP operators stop serving flavored milk to children 1 through 5 prior to October 1, 2017?
Yes, CNP operators may stop serving flavored milk to children 1 through 5 immediately, and no later than October 1, 2017. Similarly, CNP operators may start to serve whole grains, no longer serve grain-based desserts, serve breakfast cereals and yogurts within the corresponding sugar limits, limit juice, no longer deep-fat fry foods on-site, serve whole unflavored milk to one year olds, and serve fat-free flavored milk to children 6 years old and older and adults. All of these provisions are consistent with the current meal pattern requirements so CNP operators may begin to follow them at any time, but no later than October 1, 2017. SP 42, CACFP 14-2016 June 24, 2016 Page 1
If a State agency allows CNP operators to serve tofu prior to October 1, 2017, can meals containing tofu that are served prior to October 1, 2017 be claimed for reimbursement?
Yes, if a State agency chooses to allow their CNP operators to start serving tofu prior to October 1, 2017 meals containing tofu may be claimed for reimbursement prior to October 1, 2017. Infant meals that include a mother breastfeeding onsite, yogurt, whole eggs, or ready- to-eat cereals at snack may be claimed for reimbursement if the State agency elected to implement those allowances prior to October 1, 2017. Additionally, child and adult meals that contain a meat or meat alternate at breakfast in place of the grains component (no more than three times per week), tofu, and yogurt in place of milk once per day (for adults only) may be claimed for reimbursement if the State agency elected to implement those allowances prior to October 1, 2017.
Can CNP operators stop serving flavored milk to children 1 through 5 prior to October 1, 2017?
Yes, CNP operators may stop serving flavored milk to children 1 through 5 immediately, and no later than October 1, 2017. Similarly, CNP operators may start to serve whole grains, no longer serve grain-based desserts, serve breakfast cereals and yogurts within the corresponding sugar limits, limit juice, no longer deep-fat fry foods on-site, serve whole unflavored milk to one year olds, and serve fat-free flavored milk to children 6 years old and older and adults. All of these provisions are consistent with the current meal pattern requirements so CNP operators may begin to follow them at any time, but no later than October 1, 2017. SP 42, CACFP 14-2016 June 24, 2016 Page 1
If a State agency allows CNP operators to serve tofu prior to October 1, 2017, can meals containing tofu that are served prior to October 1, 2017 be claimed for reimbursement?
Yes, if a State agency chooses to allow their CNP operators to start serving tofu prior to October 1, 2017 meals containing tofu may be claimed for reimbursement prior to October 1, 2017. Infant meals that include a mother breastfeeding onsite, yogurt, whole eggs, or ready- to-eat cereals at snack may be claimed for reimbursement if the State agency elected to implement those allowances prior to October 1, 2017. Additionally, child and adult meals that contain a meat or meat alternate at breakfast in place of the grains component (no more than three times per week), tofu, and yogurt in place of milk once per day (for adults only) may be claimed for reimbursement if the State agency elected to implement those allowances prior to October 1, 2017.
Can CNP operators stop serving flavored milk to children 1 through 5 prior to October 1, 2017?
Yes, CNP operators may stop serving flavored milk to children 1 through 5 immediately, and no later than October 1, 2017. Similarly, CNP operators may start to serve whole grains, no longer serve grain-based desserts, serve breakfast cereals and yogurts within the corresponding sugar limits, limit juice, no longer deep-fat fry foods on-site, serve whole unflavored milk to one year olds, and serve fat-free flavored milk to children 6 years old and older and adults. All of these provisions are consistent with the current meal pattern requirements so CNP operators may begin to follow them at any time, but no later than October 1, 2017. SP 42, CACFP 14-2016 June 24, 2016 Page 1
If a State agency allows CNP operators to serve tofu prior to October 1, 2017, can meals containing tofu that are served prior to October 1, 2017 be claimed for reimbursement?
Yes, if a State agency chooses to allow their CNP operators to start serving tofu prior to October 1, 2017 meals containing tofu may be claimed for reimbursement prior to October 1, 2017. Infant meals that include a mother breastfeeding onsite, yogurt, whole eggs, or ready- to-eat cereals at snack may be claimed for reimbursement if the State agency elected to implement those allowances prior to October 1, 2017. Additionally, child and adult meals that contain a meat or meat alternate at breakfast in place of the grains component (no more than three times per week), tofu, and yogurt in place of milk once per day (for adults only) may be claimed for reimbursement if the State agency elected to implement those allowances prior to October 1, 2017
Can CNP operators stop serving flavored milk to children 1 through 5 prior to October 1, 2017?
Yes, CNP operators may stop serving flavored milk to children 1 through 5 immediately, and no later than October 1, 2017. Similarly, CNP operators may start to serve whole grains, no longer serve grain-based desserts, serve breakfast cereals and yogurts within the corresponding sugar limits, limit juice, no longer deep-fat fry foods on-site, serve whole unflavored milk to one year olds, and serve fat-free flavored milk to children 6 years old and older and adults. All of these provisions are consistent with the current meal pattern requirements so CNP operators may begin to follow them at any time, but no later than October 1, 2017. SP 42, CACFP 14-2016 June 24, 2016 Page 1
If a State agency allows CNP operators to serve tofu prior to October 1, 2017, can meals containing tofu that are served prior to October 1, 2017 be claimed for reimbursement?
Yes, if a State agency chooses to allow their CNP operators to start serving tofu prior to October 1, 2017 meals containing tofu may be claimed for reimbursement prior to October 1, 2017. Infant meals that include a mother breastfeeding onsite, yogurt, whole eggs, or ready- to-eat cereals at snack may be claimed for reimbursement if the State agency elected to implement those allowances prior to October 1, 2017. Additionally, child and adult meals that contain a meat or meat alternate at breakfast in place of the grains component (no more than three times per week), tofu, and yogurt in place of milk once per day (for adults only) may be claimed for reimbursement if the State agency elected to implement those allowances prior to October 1, 2017.
Can CNP operators stop serving flavored milk to children 1 through 5 prior to October 1, 2017?
Yes, CNP operators may stop serving flavored milk to children 1 through 5 immediately, and no later than October 1, 2017. Similarly, CNP operators may start to serve whole grains, no longer serve grain-based desserts, serve breakfast cereals and yogurts within the corresponding sugar limits, limit juice, no longer deep-fat fry foods on-site, serve whole unflavored milk to one year olds, and serve fat-free flavored milk to children 6 years old and older and adults. All of these provisions are consistent with the current meal pattern requirements so CNP operators may begin to follow them at any time, but no later than October 1, 2017. SP 42, CACFP 14-2016 June 24, 2016 Page 1
If a State agency allows CNP operators to serve tofu prior to October 1, 2017, can meals containing tofu that are served prior to October 1, 2017 be claimed for reimbursement?
Yes, if a State agency chooses to allow their CNP operators to start serving tofu prior to October 1, 2017 meals containing tofu may be claimed for reimbursement prior to October 1, 2017. Infant meals that include a mother breastfeeding onsite, yogurt, whole eggs, or ready- to-eat cereals at snack may be claimed for reimbursement if the State agency elected to implement those allowances prior to October 1, 2017. Additionally, child and adult meals that contain a meat or meat alternate at breakfast in place of the grains component (no more than three times per week), tofu, and yogurt in place of milk once per day (for adults only) may be claimed for reimbursement if the State agency elected to implement those allowances prior to October 1, 2017.
Can CNP operators stop serving flavored milk to children 1 through 5 prior to October 1, 2017?
Yes, CNP operators may stop serving flavored milk to children 1 through 5 immediately, and no later than October 1, 2017. Similarly, CNP operators may start to serve whole grains, no longer serve grain-based desserts, serve breakfast cereals and yogurts within the corresponding sugar limits, limit juice, no longer deep-fat fry foods on-site, serve whole unflavored milk to one year olds, and serve fat-free flavored milk to children 6 years old and older and adults. All of these provisions are consistent with the current meal pattern requirements so CNP operators may begin to follow them at any time, but no later than October 1, 2017. SP 42, CACFP 14-2016 June 24, 2016 Page 1
If a State agency allows CNP operators to serve tofu prior to October 1, 2017, can meals containing tofu that are served prior to October 1, 2017 be claimed for reimbursement?
Yes, if a State agency chooses to allow their CNP operators to start serving tofu prior to October 1, 2017 meals containing tofu may be claimed for reimbursement prior to October 1, 2017. Infant meals that include a mother breastfeeding onsite, yogurt, whole eggs, or ready- to-eat cereals at snack may be claimed for reimbursement if the State agency elected to implement those allowances prior to October 1, 2017. Additionally, child and adult meals that contain a meat or meat alternate at breakfast in place of the grains component (no more than three times per week), tofu, and yogurt in place of milk once per day (for adults only) may be claimed for reimbursement if the State agency elected to implement those allowances prior to October 1, 2017.

Early Implementation

Can CNP operators stop serving flavored milk to children  ages 1 through five prior to October 1, 2017? 

  • Yes, CNP operators may stop serving flavored milk to children ages one through five immediately, and no later than October 1, 2017. Similarly, CNP operators may start to serve whole grains, no longer serve grain-based desserts, serve breakfast cereals and yogurts within the corresponding sugar limits, limit juice, no longer deep-fat fry foods on-site, serve whole unflavored milk to one year olds, and serve fat-free flavored milk to children six years old and older and adults. All of these provisions are consistent with the current meal pattern requirements so CNP operators may begin to follow them at any time, but no later than October 1, 2017. SP 42, CACFP 14-2016 June 24, 2016 

If a state agency allows CNP operators to serve tofu prior to October 1, 2017, can meals containing tofu that are served prior to October 1, 2017 be claimed for reimbursement? 

  • Yes, if a state agency chooses to allow their CNP operators to start serving tofu prior to October 1, 2017, meals containing tofu may be claimed for reimbursement prior to October 1, 2017.


What about other substitutions?

  • Infant meals that include a mother breastfeeding onsite, yogurt, whole eggs, or ready- to-eat cereals at snack may be claimed for reimbursement if the state agency elected to implement those allowances prior to October 1, 2017. Additionally, child and adult meals that contain a meat or meat alternate at breakfast in place of the grains component (no more than three times per week), tofu, and yogurt in place of milk once per day (for adults only) may be claimed for reimbursement if the state agency elected to implement those allowances prior to October 1, 2017.

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