The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has received a number of requests from local educational institutions (LEAs) regarding the eligibility to disclose individual information to students, which have been collected to determine the authorization of free or reduced school meals under the school`s national lunch and school breakfast programs. Applicants often seek this information to provide additional benefits to low-income individuals or to provide additional resources to schools with large low-income students. The aim of this memorandum is to excite THE LEAs to recall restrictions on the disclosure of sensitive information collected on child nutrition programmes. The memorandum also clarifies the applicability of disclosure protection provisions for individual student rights information collected for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (Child and Adult Care Food Program) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This memorandum replaces an earlier memorandum of August 23, 2010, advertising obligations for child nutrition programs, SP31-2010, CACFP17-2010, SFSP15-2010. A. Provide authorization information to individuals and programs that are not authorized by the NSLA. Disclosure of participants` names and all authorization information that they individually identify for programs or individuals who have not received specific authorization from the NSLA must be subject to written consent. Some programs that may request names and authorization information that require prior consent to disclosure are: B. Disclosure of information beyond those authorized by the NSLA. Disclosure of information other than name and status of eligibility to programs authorized only for the receipt of names and the status of participants also requires written consent.
For example, management agencies may disclose the name and status of a federal training program, but if the program requires family size, rating agencies must obtain the agreement before disclosure. At a minimum, the host organization must be informed in writing that the privilege information can only be used for the purposes for which disclosure was made, that subsequent use or disclosure to other parties is prohibited, and that a violation of this provision may not result in a fine of more than $1000 or no more than one year in prison. or both.