Articles in the April Issue:
A Note from Sandra
The wheels of reauthorization have begun to roll. You can track the progress on various government and school-related professional association sites. It is called Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
covers school nutrition programs, Child & Adult Care Food Program, and WIC. The website for the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
groups it into three sections:
• A path to end childhood hunger
• Promoting health and reducing childhood obesity
• Improving program management and integrity
Plans are underway for education sessions for this summer at Child Nutrition Institute (June 20 – 25 in Sioux Falls) and the School Nutrition Association of South Dakota/Child & Adult Nutrition Services conference and workshops (July 27 – 30 in Huron). I hope you can attend at least one of them to be sure you understand the programs, learn ideas for program operation from your peers, and have some fun along the way.
As I look at what we all were up to last April, many of the topics are the same –
• We had a limited amount of money for additional equipment grants and hope by the time this
is published that we have the money and can announce who received grants. We used
applications that came in for the ARRA Stimulus Package – just kept going on the list.
• Child and Adult Care Food Program Basic and Plus trainings will be offered mid-April
through early June. Please contact Melissa Halling if your CACFP agency has not received
• Summer Food Service Program trainings were held in late March. Talk to Julie McCord
in our office if you haven’t done so already if you plan to offer summer meals through
NSLP’s Seamless Summer Option or Summer Food Service Program.
What are you doing to have some fun with the programs, teach the children good eating habits, making good choices, and being physically active? “The best things you can give children, next to good habits, are good memories.” – Sydney J Harris
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Team Nutrition Update
Team Nutrition has the following Mini grants and the interactive Amazing Body Tour Exhibit available for the next school year:
• The Super Star Veggie Rock Challenge Mini grant
is a veggie and physical activity challenge promoted by Team Nutrition and the following partners the SD Retailers Association, SD Bankers Association, and The SD Municipal League and the DOH. The mini grants will give applicants the chance to develop innovative ways to encourage youth to eat more veggies and be physically active. Agencies will be encouraged to invite community leaders, local businesses, and local celebrities to role model behaviors by challenging the youth in their community to eat more veggies and become more physically active. The physical activity will be tracked on the SD DOH website during their September 15- October 15th challenge. Grant funds can be used to promote the challenge and celebrate the community success.
• The Get Ready, Get Set, Go! Mini grant
is designed to meet two objectives. First, to have schools review their wellness policy and assess where they are as far as implementation and to involve the community in their efforts to help students develop healthy lifestyles. Secondly, the mini grant requires agencies to attend WE CAN! Training. WE CAN! Provides a centralized resource of science based educational materials to promote healthy weight in youth through good nutritional habits and physical activity. Each group must agree to send at least a three member tem with one person representing the community to the WE CAN! Training, which will be held September 28-29 in Rapid City. The agency must sign up to become a WE CAN! Site. Signing up means they agree to do two events in the next year. They have three choices of the type of activities to do. The choices are a parent activity, student activity, or a community event. When attending the Rapid City training each team will receive in-depth information on a hands on parent curriculum that covers the basics of maintaining a healthy weight through “energy Balance”, and Three youth curriculums: The CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Kids Club: S.M.A.R.T. (Student Media Awareness to Reduce Television); and The Media-Smart Youth, Think and Be Active (MSY) At the training they will receive necessary material to conduct the events of choice. The mini grant will cover the costs of attending the training and materials for the events to be held in their community.
• The Amazing Body Tour
is exhibits that will take students through eleven interactive stations that represent body parts and help student understand how good nutrition and physical activity help them to have a healthy body. For example in the Brain the activity will discuss what is healthy diet? It will use MyPramid and Eat Smart, Play Hard material to show students the food necessary to be eating healthy and getting enough physical activity, Materials that can be used by teachers before and after the students have experienced the exhibit will be sent to each school that signs up for the amazing Body Tour.
For more information about eligibility and how to apply for a mini grant and The Amazing Body Tour go to http://doe.sd.gov/oess/cans/nutrition/index.asp
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Regulations allow the Summer Food Service Program operation to begin the day after school lets out and to continue through the day before school resumes. Some sponsors choose to operate only one or two months. More information on Summer School is found at our website http://doe.sd.gov/oess/cans/sfsp/index.asp
the application deadline is April 9, 2010.
Summer Food Service Program 2010 reimbursement rates are as follows:
Rural or All
Breakfast $1.8475 $1.8125
Lunch/Supper $3.2475 $3.1950
Supplement $0.7625 $0.7450
Your school may have taken part in the NSLP-Seamless Summer Option or Summer Food Program and wondered how to compare the two programs. The following resource may assist you in determining which program meets the needs of your community. SFSP/NSLP-Seamless Comparison Chart at: http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/SFSP_SeamlessComparisonChart.pdf
Eligible sponsors such as non-profit organizations, schools and local governments can apply to be an approved site in either a low-income area or serve a group of children, most of whom are low-income.
Attendance at an administrative workshop is required for new sponsors and new administrative personnel and no sponsor is allowed to operate unless they have attended one. The person(s), who attend should be the person who works directly with the administration of the program. This is essential for the success of the program.
If your administrative staff has changed, or major deficiencies were identified in the operation of the 2009 SFSP, a representative must attend the workshop in Pierre. Due to scheduling conflicts and late hires not able until April we have scheduled a second workshop on April 15, 2010
. The full-day workshop will be held at the Capitol Visitors Center in Pierre. The workshop is scheduled for 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Central time. If you have someone you would like to attend contact Julie.
All agreements are due to Child and Adult Nutrition Services by April 9, 2010. This agency is an equal opportunity provider. For additional information, you may contact the Summer Food Service Coordinator at Child and Adult Nutrition Services, Julie McCord at (605) 773-3110 or access our website http://doe.sd.gov/oess/cans/index.asp
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The CACFP Basic workshops are designed for new staff that need to be trained in the basics of the CACFP. The basics class is limited to 25 participants per class. The CACFP Plus! workshops are designed for veteran staff that have a solid understanding of Program requirements. Pre-registration is required for all workshops. There is no charge to attend. For more information please contact Melissa Halling at (605) 280-2696 or by email at email@example.com
The dates and locations of the CACFP Basic training are as follows:
May 11 Rapid City Youth & Family Services
May 18 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls School District
June 2 Pierre SD State Library
The dates and locations of the CACFP Plus! training are as follows:
April 21 Aberdeen Aberdeen Catholic Schools
April 22 Watertown Lake Area Technical Institute
May 12 Rapid City Youth & Family Services
May 19 Sioux Falls Augustana College
June 3 Pierre,SD State Library
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Have you made plans yet to attend Child Nutrition Institute? With child nutrition programs front and center in the news these days, don’t miss this great training opportunity! Whether you want to develop new skills, hone existing skills, or learn something completely new and different…the options are all here for you. Save money and register by the early bird deadline of April 30, 2010.
This year’s Institute is June 20-25, 2010 on the campus of Augustana College. Information including prices, class descriptions, daily schedules, along with the registration blank can be found in the quick links box at http://doe.sd.gov/oess/cans/index.asp
If you are unable to access the information, please contact our office at 605-773-3413 and we will send it to you.
is open to child nutrition staff, teaching staff, nurses, and administrators…anyone who has an interest in creating a healthier school environment. The 30 hr. track includes wellness policy requirements, HealthierUS School Challenge, the 2005 Dietary Guidelines, teaching nutrition from the cafeteria, and blowing your own horn (promoting the good things that school nutrition does).
The ABCs of CNPs
is a one and a half day class on Thursday and Friday, June 24 and 25, 2010. This class is designed to provide a broad overview of the child nutrition program rules and regulations for South Dakota. The class provides a unique opportunity for the food service director or head cook and the authorized representative to both attend and gain knowledge about each other’s roles and responsibilities. It is not a requirement that both the food service director and authorized representative attend together—merely a great chance for both people to better understand the roles and responsibilities associated with both positions.
is a “build your own track.” For those who have completed Tracks 1-4, Track 6 allows students to register for topics of particular interest to them and/or their school. Each student will take Menu Planning, and then choose two of four core curriculums. The core curriculum areas are:
• Special Diets and Allergies
• Nutrition Education
• Procurement (how the bidding process works, writing bid specifications,
USDA Foods/NOI, and more)
• Effective Human Relations
Still not sure??
Consider signing up for Baking Class or Practical Computer Skills.
There really is something for everyone!! Don’t miss out on this one of a kind educational opportunity!
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Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation week is May 3-7. The School Nutrition Association has designated one week each year to honor child nutrition employees. Be sure to set aside some time to celebrate just how special these employees are and let them know you’re thinking of them.
Certificates of appreciation are available from Child and Adult Nutrition Services for long-term employees to be honored or those that are retiring. Certificates can be requested at 10 years and at 5-year intervals after that (15 years, 20 years, etc.) Certificates for retirees can be requested at any time. You can request a certificate of appreciation for the employee by providing the name, years of service, and school/agency where they are employed. You can include years of food service at other schools or agencies, also. Be sure to note who the request should be sent back to and if you need it by a certain date such as for a retirement party.
Written requests should be submitted so we are sure the spelling is correct. Submit the request to CANS by April 15 to the attention of Shar; by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
, by fax at 605-773-6846, or use our mailing address of 800 Governors Drive, Pierre SD 57501-2235.
You can also look on the School Nutrition Association for more ideas to celebrate the special week at http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Level2_CNEAW.aspx?id=11716
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Plans are being put together for the annual School Nutrition of South Dakota fall conference. Authorized Representatives and School Food Service Directors should be watching for the registration form and conference details to be arriving in your school mailbox by early May. Also, be watching the CANS website in May for further fall conference information.
The 2010 conference will be held at the Huron Event Center and Crossroads Hotel in Huron SD. Pre-conference classes will begin on Tuesday July 27th and conclude on Wednesday morning July 28th. The conference first general session will begin Wednesday afternoon, July 29th, at 1:00 p.m. The conference will end with a third general session on Friday, July 30th, and will conclude about noon.
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The 2010-03 issue of Mealtime Memo for Child Care, the monthly newsletter that includes menus, recipes, and activities related to child care, is now online. This issue provides an overview of different types of vegetarian diets and gives tips on how to make minor adjustments to recipes and menus to meet the need of a vegetarian child in your care. Recipe for Egg Salad Sandwich is featured along with a week's worth of breakfast, lunch, and snack menus.
Accommodating Vegetarian Diets
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The NCCIC Library collection contains over 20,000 summaries and availability information for published documents of interest to policymakers, administrators, practitioners, researchers and other members of the child care community. Links to full-text publications about child care and school-age issues are provided when available. If you go to their library search page you can search their library resources whenever you would like. The NCCIC Library can be found at:
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We have built a new intermediate school and have the following equipment available for resale from the Brookings School District. It is all in "like new" condition.
Please direct questions or purchase offers to:
Mary Tauber, FSD
Brookings School 5-1
2130 8th Street South
Brookings, SD 57006
1. Cambro Cam Kiosk--new--bright red---has 6 pan wells, camchiller, thermo barrier and vending cart cover.
Unit is portable and self contained. 85"x 33 1/2"x 70 1/2" Model KVC 856.
2. Duke brand Hot Food Buffet--like new--bright red and stainless steel--5 heated wells, shelf, tray slides, sneeze guard, casters
Electric--single phase, 600 watts, 25 amp
3. Duke brand Unheated Buffet--like new--bright red and stainless steel--stainless steel serving surface, shelf, sneeze guard, tray slides
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1 cup of enriched Caring
1 cup of fortified Motivation
3 cups of undiluted Support
1 heaping cup of Program Knowledge at room temperature
A generous sprinkling of Hugs
Cream together Caring and Motivation. Add in Support and Program Knowledge. Knead gently and roll into desired shapes. Sprinkle with Hugs. Serves Millions!
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