National School Lunch / Breakfast Programs

The NSLP provides cash reimbursement and commodity foods for meals served in non-profit food services in elementary and secondary schools, and in residential child care institutions.

School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides cash reimbursement to schools for meals served, much the same as the School Lunch Program. Children eligible to receive a lunch at free or reduced price are also eligible to receive breakfast at the same rate.

Equipment Assistance Grants
Big Stone City School District Fuel Up To Play 60 equipment grants
Meade School District 2016 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants
More information on the 2016 NSLP Equipment Grants will be released in Fall 2016
Summit School District
Woonsocket School District

Seamless Summer Option (SSO)
SSO PowerPoint Slides 3/2016
iCAN SSO User Manual SSO Promotional Flyer
SP 37-2015 SSO Q&A Memo SSO Onsite Monitoring Form

Federal Procurement Standards Power Point, USDA 2/2016 – 38 slides Procurement Power Point 4/2016 – 46 slides
Procurement Review SY15-16 questions Procurement Plan Example
ICN Procurement in the 21st Century Code of Conduct Example
Informal Bid Quote Worksheet

Professional Standards and Training Opportunities
SD Training Tracker Tool (10-2015)
Professional Standards PowerPoint (27 slides – 12/2015) Guide to Professional Standards School Nutrition Programs (manual)
USDA Professional Standards - regulation
Q&A on Professional Standards Regulation, Memo 39-2015
Institute for Child Nutrition (NFSMI) Web-based Training for School Nutrition Programs Professional Standards for School Nutrition Program Employees (USDA website)
Professional Standards handout – South Dakota USDA Professional Standards Learning Topics

Training & Webinars
PLE Tool – Pricing - 27 minutes
Free & Reduced Application Update (22 slides) Child Nutrition Update – Spring 2016 – 70 slides
Breakfast Offer vs Serve l - 23 Slides Only Breakfast Meal Pattern – 30 minutes
NonProgram Food Revenue Tool June 2014 – 14 minutes Lunch Offer vs Serve - 31 Slides Only
Production Records Part 2 7/2015 – 12 Minutes Production Records Part 1 7/2015 – 31 Minutes
Verification Process Slides 10/2015 - 51 slides Assoc. School Board Official (ASBO) CANS Session Slides 9/2015 – 59 slides
Verification Reporting Slides 10/2015-42 slides Wellness Policy webinar 3/2014

iCAN Website Site Based Claim Info Sheet
iCAN User ID Request form
iCAN Manual – Applications iCAN Manual – Claims

iMATCH/PrimeroEdge iMATCH User ID Request Form
iMATCH Q&A Making iMATCH work for YOU
iMATCH Training Manual Starting the School Year
Exporting for Point of Service

CEP Information Slides CEP Planning & Implementation Guidebook
CEP Info For Administrators (8/7/2015) CEP Agreement SY16-17
USDA CEP Information FRAC CEP Information
USDA Memo SP21-2014 v2 (7/25/14) 2016 CEP Annual Notification of Schools and Agencies/a>
CEP Fact Sheet

Community eligibility is the newest opportunity for schools with high percentages of low-income children to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. It increases participation by children in the school meal programs, reduces labor costs for schools, and increases federal revenues. In short, it allows for a healthier student body and a healthier school meal budget.

Only school sites that offer both School Breakfast and School Lunch can participate in Community Eligibility.

Additional information is also on the USDA website and the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) website.

Free and Reduced Price Application
SFA Cover Letter Permanent Agreement Parts 4, 5, 6 effective 2013-14
Pricing Program Household Letter & Instructions
Non-pricing Program Household Letter & Instructions
Special Milk Option 2 Household Letter & Instructions
Claim Due Dates Lunch, Snack, and Breakfast Reimbursement Rates for SY 2015-16
Financial Statements – Due August 29, 2015 Free and Reduced Price Applications – Multiple Languages
Applications and claims for the School Nutrition Programs National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) are now submitted and approved through a web-based application called iCAN. You can find the link to iCAN, a user request form, and a user manual for iCAN on this page under the “iCAN” heading. If you have a current application with the Child and Adult Nutrition Services office, you should have access to this site already. To apply for the NSLP and/or SBP for the first time, you must contact Child and Adult Nutrition Services at (605) 773-3413 to request access to the web-site and submit additional information to ensure eligibility for the program. If you have any issues, please contact the CANS office at the same number.

Paid Lunch Equity
PLE Exempt Request SY15-16 PLE Tool SY16-17
PLE Memo 09-2016 PLE Exempt Request SY16-17
Severe Need Breakfast-Eligibility Instructions Nonprogram Food Revenue Tool
Food Safety SOP's Severe Need Breakfast - Forms
Food Service Management Co:
FSMC information FSMC RFP -- Contact CANS for document FSMC contact list
FSMC Renewal -- Contact CANS for document FSMC Contract webinar -- Contact CANS for document USDA FSMC Guidance
Menu Planning: References, Worksheets, and Production Records:
Meal Pattern Requirements Lunch Production Record
Short & Long Week Meal Requirements Breakfast/Snack Production Record
PreK Lunch Pattern Requirements PreK Lunch & Breakfast
PreK Breakfast Pattern Requirements Colony School
Vegetable Subgroups List Community Support Providers
Implementation Timeline Multi-Day Food Bar Form
New Grain Bread Chart Multi-Day Food Bar Example
Common Whole Grains Single-Day Food Bar Form
Whole Grain Rich Exemption Request Single-Day Food Bar Example
Tip sheet for Accepting Processed Product Documentation 5 Day Worksheet
Recipe Component Contribution Calculator 5 Day Multiple Entree
4 Day Worksheet
4 Day Multiple Entree
6 Day Worksheet
7 Day Worksheet
Afterschool Snacks
Afterschool Snack Brochure Afterschool Snack meal pattern Snack Ideas

Smart Snacks
Smart Snacks in Schools (brochure) Smart Snack Summary Chart
SD Policy on Exempt Fundraisers Healthy Fundraising
Questions and Answers Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Wellness Policy
Model Wellness Policy Model Wellness Policy - Word Document
Wellness Policy Overview Wellness Policy Assistance

Farm to School
USDA Farm to School website
Procuring Local Foods Guide
Farm to School Census

USDA Guidance
Guidance for Accepting Processed Product Documentation
Manufacturer’s Product Formulation Statement
Administrative Review
Administrative Review Schedule SY 15–16 Administrative Review Manual
SY 15-16 Off-Site Assessment Tool SY 15-16 Off-Site Tool Instructions
SY 15-16 Off-Site Tool Helpful Hints & Glossary SY 15-16 CANS Summary and Self Evaluation Checklist
Menu Certification Tools SY16-17 Self Evaluation Letter
SY 16-17 CANS Summary and Self Evaluation Checklist FSMC Monitoring Form

Useful Links
Food Waste Numbered Memos
Wellness Policy


For information about the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) including Afterschool Snacks, or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) contact the CANS office at (605) 773-3413 or email your questions to