USDA Guidelines & Reviewing Process

This module will help you understand United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines and reviewing process.

This module will help you understand United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines and reviewing process.

USDA Guidelines & Reviewing Process

The following process details the requirements for CAC materials submitted to USDA for review and approval. Adhering to this process streamlines the review and approval timing of CAC materials by USDA.

In addition to those materials requiring USDA approval, all nutrition materials must be prepared and submitted to CAC following the below-referenced guidelines. Although, based on the funding, they may not require USDA APPROVAL, we treat them as though they do, being careful to work within the USDA guidelines and providing the required supporting documentation at the time of submission to CAC.

When preparing materials that will eventually require USDA approval, please follow the process and procedures outlined in the USDA Submission Procedures 12-7-16please review this document before answering the questions on the next page.

Please review the document below (accessible here) before answering the questions on the next page.

True or false, all CAC materials need to be submitted to USDA?

  • True
  • False

How long will it take for USDA to approve our submission?

  • 1-2 Days
  • 2-3 Days
  • 3-5 Days
  • 5 Days

If you do not like using one long email chain, is it OK to use multiple emails for one subject?

  • Yes
  • No

Do you really need approval to use information freely found on the internet?

  • Yes
  • No

Do the Nutrition messages have to be used exactly as listed?

  • Yes
  • No

True or false....

  • It is not a big deal if you do not get USDA’s approval.

Can I use the CAC website as a source of supporting documentation?

  • Yes
  • No

Contact Information:

If you have any questions, please contact Angela Fraser at [email protected] or 949-341-1955, x106.