Articles in this issue:




A Note from Sandra


I can hear it now: “Where did the summer go?” Summer nutrition programs are winding down, school is back in session or soon will be, and Head Start is getting ready to start. Some folks are going to work each day with hardly notice of a change other than the sun is setting sooner each day. Welcome to a new program year! We wish you a successful and healthy year.

Yes, changes continue in our programs. Please continue to contact the CANS office when questions arise. If we do not know the answer, we will find it!

The iMATCH system has been implemented for school nutrition programs to find students who are directly certified for free school meals. As noted elsewhere, training has been conducted and recorded. Be sure to check in on the directly certified students for School Nutrition Programs. We are expected to have a 95% match rate and we are well below that. We need your help to meet that expectation.

The iCAN system has been implemented for Child & Adult Care Food Program and School Nutrition Programs. Some new pieces this year will be submitting claims by site rather than sponsor level and submitting Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Claims. The NSLP October site survey goes away because we now have the data available by site. That will be a tremendous help in determining eligibility for various programs and will continue to grow in usefulness in the next two years for programs that require a two-year lookback at data.

Meal pattern changes for Child & Adult Care Food Program have been announced and commented on. The final regulations have not been issued yet. I anticipate they will be announced mid-year with implementation for the 2016-17 program year.

The meal pattern changes for School Nutrition Programs are all phased in with the exception of the sodium target. In addition, while all grains at all meals must be whole grain-rich, the agency can apply for an exception in certain circumstances.

School Nutrition Program staff must meet professional standards requirements. Be sure to attend meetings, watch webinars, read relevant articles, and then document what you did. CACFP and SFSP already have annual training requirements, but they are a little different. The point of all programs is that staff have adequate knowledge to run a program that meets requirements. There are requirements for state agencies, too, to both attend training and provide training.

And now it is time to think about reauthorization of the child nutrition programs again! We have heard rumors that initial drafts will be available this fall, but have not seen anything definite.

Congratulations to Gay Anderson, Brandon Valley, on her nomination as vice-president of the national School Nutrition Association. That is a huge accomplishment for someone from a small state – but she has a lot of determination and commitment!

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School Nutrition Programs Move to Site Based Claiming


School Nutrition Programs have made the shift to site level claiming in the iCAN system. This change will benefit sponsor and state agency program integrity, allow for more flexibility in using free and reduced price eligibility data where allowed, and streamline data reporting. Some of the benefits for site level claiming include:

• Sponsor agencies (SFA’s) are no longer required to complete and submit an annual October Survey Data report

• Allowing the iCAN system to automatically determine if your sites are eligible for:
    - Severe Need Breakfast reimbursement rate
    - Afterschool Snack participation
    - Summer Food Service Program
    - Seamless Summer Option
    - Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

• Allowing for programs operating under a special provision option (2, 3, or Community Eligibility) to properly apply claiming percentages without maintaining and submitting extra paperwork

• Built in edit checks to aid sponsor agencies (SFA) submit and State Agency reimburse accurate claims

• Allow for detailed reporting of free and reduced price participation data for local, national, and media data requests and reporting

Though many sponsor agencies will eventually see this as a change for the positive, an impact may be felt by some districts that have one building that contains multiple attendance centers eating meals at one site. With site level claiming all sponsor agencies need to separate meal counts by site (attendance center) each month. Most sponsor agencies already complete this step in their point of sale software or their manual meal count method. One challenge that we foresee is at breakfast sites where many grades congregate together instead of being separated by grade. A worksheet to aid sponsors in breaking apart breakfast meal counts to site level meal counts will be posted soon on the CANS website under the iCAN section.

Please check out a new Site Base Claim Info Sheet posted on our CANS NSLP website at http://doe.sd.gov/cans/documents/iC-claimS.pdf for more information. And be sure to share this information with the person at your school that is responsible for submitting your monthly claims.



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iMATCH Training – Aug. 13, 2015 - How to find your Directly Certified Students


Please pass this important reminder about the iMATCH/PimeroEdge training along to the person or persons responsible for completing your Direct Certification Eligibility with the Child and Adult Nutrition Services. This training announcement is also attached and will be available on the CANS NSLP webpage: http://doe.sd.gov/cans/nslp.aspx. You do not need to register or RSVP for this training. If you have questions please direct them to doe.schoollunch@state.sd.us or contact the CANS office at (605) 773-3413.

August 13, 2015 10:00 AM CT OR 2:30 PM CT

Join Skype Meeting
This is an online meeting for Skype for Business, the professional meetings and communications app formerly known as Lync.
Join by Phone
Toll number: 8664108397

Conference ID: 5928755239

Upon joining the meeting, you will be prompted to Run the Skype Meeting plugin. Please have tech personnel available, if neeed.

Check out the CANS NSLP page: http://doe.sd.gov/cans/nslp.aspx for more information on how to Start the School Year with iMATCH!

Keep your eyes out for an iMATCH training recording that will be posted to the CANS-NSLP page soon.

The iMATCH manual is posted to the CANS-NSLP page and can be found here.

Be sure to check out our posted resources regarding the iMATCH program. Links are accessible below:
Making iMATCH work for YOU
Starting the School Year

Please feel free to email us at DOE.SchoolLunch@state.sd.us with any questions.

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National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National SY15-16 Reimbursement Rates

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/07/17/2015-17600/national-school-lunch-special-milk-and-school-breakfast-programs-national-average-paymentsmaximum#h-9

School Programs—Meal, Snack and Milk Payments to States and School Food Authorities

National school lunch program1 Less than 60% Less than 60% + 6 cents2 60% or more 60% or more + 6 cents2
Contiguous States:
Paid 0.29 0.35 0.31 0.37
Reduced price 2.67 2.73 2.69 2.75
Free 3.07 3.13 3.09 3.15


School breakfast program Non-severe need Severe need
Contiguous States:
Paid 0.29 0.29
Reduced price 1.36 1.69
Free 1.66 1.99


Special milk Program All milk Paid milk Free milk
Pricing programs without free option 0.20 N/A N/A
Pricing programs with free option N/A 0.20 Average Cost Per 1/2 Pint of Milk
Nonpricing programs 0.20 N/A N/A


Afterschool Snacks Served in Afterschool Care Programs
CONTIGUOUS STATES:
Paid 0.07
Reduced price 0.42
Free 0.84
1Payment listed for Free and Reduced Price Lunches include both section 4 and section 11 funds.
2Performance-based cash reimbursement (adjusted annually for inflation).


Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR part 210) and per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR part 226) shall be 23.75 cents for the period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. The Price Index is computed [Expressed in dollars or fractions thereof] [Effective from: July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016]

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Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

Mid-year Elections under Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) in SY 2015-16: Policy Memo SP 38-2015, http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/cn/SP38-2015os.pdf allows State Agencies to facilitate CEP implementation beyond the extended deadline of August 31, 2015 to give Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) the option to elect CEP throughout the remainder of SY 2015-16.

CEP and Revised Department of Education Title 1Guidance:
A Local Educational Agency’s (LEA) decision whether to elect CEP may take into consideration potential impact to Title1 funds distributed to their schools. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has published revised guidance to show how Title 1 requirements can be implemented successfully using the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) data.

Refer to Memo SP 35-2015 http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/cn/SP35-2015os.pdf. The revised Guidance manual can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/cn/SP35-2015av2.pdf

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SD Policy on Exempt Fundraisers Recordkeeping & Survey Results

Results of survey showed that most who responded were satisfied with the allowance of one exempt fundraiser per year per group.

36% of reporting SFA’s stated that there was no change to their fundraising procedures do to the policy because they were already not allowing food fundraisers.

Two thirds of the reporting SFA’s stated that changes that were made to fundraising had a positive outcome.

Recordkeeping of Exempt Fundraisers:
Documentation must be kept on Who and When for each exempt fundraiser. This documentation must be available for review at State Agency discretion.

Below is an example of recordkeeping for exempt fundrasiers:



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Summer Food Service Program Wrap-up SAVE THE DATE for September 15 Call

Summer Food Service Programs are winding down; mark your calendar for September 15, 2015 at 3 pm CT/2 pm MT for a call to wrap up the SFSP. The monthly Summer Meals Newsletters have been posted under SFSP Sponsor Newsletter listed by month on the CANS summer website http://doe.sd.gov/cans/sfsp.aspx.

South Dakota has 45 sponsors operating Summer Food Service Program at 87 feeding sites and 19 schools opting to operate the NSLP Seamless Summer Option SSO, feeding at 28 sites. Beth Henrichsen has taken over the Seamless Summer Option program (SSO). If you have been working with the program on iCAN or had a review for SSO, Beth will be assisting you.

If you operated one of the 45 Summer Food Service Programs, we will be doing a call and possibly a follow-up survey to gather feedback from the past summer. The Food Research & Action Center FRAC has developed an Evaluating Last Summer guidance that we will be working through as part of this call. The guidance can be found at http://frac.org/septemberoctober-evaluating-last-summer/ for your review.

Save the date of September 15, 2015 at 3 pm CT/2 pm MT for a call to wrap up the SFSP. The call in telephone number is 1-866-410-8397 and the participant code is 5292688688#.

If you have questions on summer programs contact Julie McCord at 605 773-3110.

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Free Reimbursable Meal Signage – Order Yours Today


Are you in need of Reimbursable Meal Signage? We want to know!

Please fill out the survey on Reimbursable Signage by Aug. 31, 2015 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NPBB3JL

Specifications:
• Helps you meet the requirement of posting a daily reimbursable meal
• Easily adjustable for Offer vs. Serve Menus
• Reusable – all you need is dry or wet erase markers
• 18” x 24”
• Separate areas to write each of the 5 components

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CACFP

Building for the Future
with the CACFP



Mealtime Memos for Child Care

The May, June, and July 2015 issues of Mealtime Memo for Child Care, the monthly newsletter that includes menus, recipes, and activities related to child care, are now online.

May 2015

Sodium: What Is It?

Today, almost everyone consumes high amounts of sodium. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the sources of sodium, thus increasing the challenges of limiting sodium in the diet. Knowing the key sources of sodium and methods for limiting them can help you reduce the sodium in your child care menus.

In this issue:
• Sodium: What is it?
• Fruit of the Month: Pineapple
• Recipe of the Month: Banana Smoothie
• Nutrition Fact: The Importance of Vitamin A

June 2015

It's Spice Time: Adding Herbs and Spices During Meal Preparation

This resource provides tips and strategies for planning menus using herbs and spices. It also includes some basic tips for replacing salt and sugar with herbs and spices. Additionally, this resource features key information for reading claims on food packages, such as "fat-free" or "calorie free."

In this issue:

• It’s Spice Time: Adding Herbs and Spices During Meal Preparation
• Fruit of the Month: Peach
• Recipe of the Month: Chicken Alfredo with a Twist
• Nutrition Fact: FDA Regulations on Food Packaging Labels

July 2015

Organic Fruits and Vegetables - Are They Better?

In the past few years, organic foods have grown in popularity. More and more grocery stores have begun carrying organic foods such as organic fruits and vegetables. With organic foods increasing in popularity and availability, many people pose the question, "Are organic foods better than non-organic foods?"

In this issue:
• Organic Fruits and Vegetables - Are They Better?
• Vegetable of the Month: Broccoli
• Recipe of the Month: Broccoli Stir-Fry
• Nutrition Fact: Empty Calories

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TEFAP – Renewals and Audit Requirements Due in August


The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) USDA foods are household sized cans and intended to be used for families to take home and use to stretch their household food budget. These foods can supplement other foods purchased by the family to make a nutritious meal. The current income eligibility guidelines went into effect July 1, 2015 and the forms were sent to agencies in June and July with the September food order.

The TEFAP guidance is specific that recipients must sign for the food using the TEFAP income eligibility chart to verify income, household size, name and address at food pantries. These requirements are not required at congregate feeding locations using USDA Foods/commodities they have received from TEFAP.

The orders were placed in July for the September delivery and will be open August 10 for the October order and closes on August 20 at Noon CT. The Value of Commodities Shipped Report has replaced the History report. The reports are posted on the TEFAP website quarterly and available for the audit requirements which are due to Dawn Boyle by August 30, 2015.

Renewal packets were sent with the order blanks in July and all the renewal forms are due to the CANS office in August so any changes with delivery contacts for the September delivery can be updated.

For questions relating to food pantries and soup kitchens on TEFAP, contact Julie McCord, (605) 773-3110 or http://doe.sd.gov/cans/tefap.aspx.

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Professional Standards Rule


USDA recently released Memo SP 39-2015 – Questions & Answers on the Final Rule “Professional Standards and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010”. This memo includes Q&As regarding the Professional Standards requirement, which may be a helpful resource for school food authorities.

Please follow the link to view:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/cn/SP39-2015os.pdf

Released March 2 brochure available at
http://professionalstandards.nal.usda.gov/
• Starts July 1, 2015
• Hiring standards for Food Service Directors
Who SY 2015-16 SY 2016-17 and beyond
SFA Directors 8 Hours 12 Hours
Managers 6 Hours 10 Hours
Staff 4 Hours 6 Hours
Part-Time/Volunteers 4 Hours 4 Hours

• For SY 15-16 any training completed in 3 months prior to July 1, 2015 will count.
• Everyone grandfathered in that is currently employed
• See above link for details

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION:

Planned Assistance Level (PAL) – SY 15-16 is set at 0.2375 which is down 0.0100 per meal from SY 14-15. PLUS the 12% provision dollars (.0750) make the effective NSLP rate for SY16 $0.3125. The SY 15-16 Annual Survey done in late March 2015 used 0.2475. An additional 0.065 was added following the PAL announcement in July.

1. Changes for SY 15-16 Food Distribution:
a. Orders will be placed on Hold Status if invoices are not paid within 30 days of delivery
b. Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Ordering System (FFAVORS) – Receipting for deliveries is required within two days of delivery or you will not be able to place another order. Vendor payments are tied to your receiving the product.
c. Additional surveys to watch for in the upcoming months.
    i. Transfers of Entitlement to DoD
      1. November 2015
      2. March 2015
    ii. CANS Processing order requests
    iii. Net Off Invoicing (NOI) Processing orders – ( I would like to see who is interested and with which processors earlier in the school year – Oct./Nov. timeframe)

2. Order opens August 10 for October delivery.

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Updated USDA Eligibility Manual

The updated USDA Eligibility Manual has been released. You can view the manual from our CANS webpage.

The USDA Eligibility Manual, along with the Income Eligibility Guidelines, are key resources used when determining student certification of benefits. Please save a copy of this resource, and use as needed.

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Paid Lunch Equity Guidance for School Year 2015-16

USDA has recently issued an updated PLE Tool. Per USDA Memo SP 03-2015, If an SFA has already made calculations using a previously released PLE Tool, the SFA is not required to complete the updated PLE Tool for compliance.

Corrections made to the PLE Tool were in regard to the 10-cent cap found on the Non-Federal Calculator and the Split Calculator. Please follow the link below to view: PLE Tool SY15-16

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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program – Training Webinars


Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program pre-recorded training webinars have been uploaded to the CANS-FFVP webpage.

Links to the webinars are below:
FFVP Program Requirements
FFVP Program Promotion
FFVP Claim Instructions – iCAN

Additionally, we will be holding an optional follow-up call on Thursday, September 3, at 2:00 PM CT. Please take some time to review the webinars at your own pace, and call in if any questions arise, or if you have other program-related questions.

Call-in information for optional follow-up call on Thursday, September 3 at 2:00 PM CT:
Dial-in number: 866-410-8397
Conference Code: 5928755239


If you have any questions, please contact Rob Ingalls at Rob.ingalls@state.sd.us or 605-773-2977

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Whole Grain-Rich Exemption SY2015-16

The former pasta waiver has changed to the Whole Grain Rich Exemption. The form can be found on the CANS/NSLP webpage: http://doe.sd.gov/cans/nslp.aspx under the Menu Planning: References, Worksheets, and Production Records heading. This form can be completed and submitted to the DOE.SchoolLunch@state.sd.us, or faxed or mailed to DOE/CANS. Please note the changes to the form and fill it out completely. Remember, this exemption can be applied toward grains such as rice, bread products, and pastas.

Whole Grain Rich Resources
• Best Practices Sharing Center: http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/best-practices is a convenient forum to share information about whole grain-rich products
• Whole Grain Resource for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs: http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/whole-grain-resource
• USDA Foods: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/foods-expected-be-available
• Alliance for A Healthier Generation: https://schools.healthiergeneration.org/resources__tools/
• Team Nutrition resources: http://www.fns.usda.gov/team-nutrition
• Smarter Lunchrooms resources: http://smarterlunchrooms.org/



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Fundraising Ideas

An updated brochure with fundraising ideas is now available on the CANS website. The new brochure emphasizes the idea that finding a successful fundraiser that follows the fundraising policy is much easier than you might think. It provides ideas for Smart-Snack compliant foods that can be sold during the school day, ideas for fundraisers that can be done outside of the school day hours, and non-food related ideas. Fundraiser suggestions from districts around the state have been incorporated, including ideas such as penny wars, school supplies sales, cookbooks, 5k walk/runs, and 50/50 raffles. Smart-Snack items include fruit smoothies, granola bars, popcorn, and water. The policy on exempt fundraisers can also be found on the back of the brochure.

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South Dakota School Nutrition Director Nominated for National Position with School Nutrition Association

In July, during School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) Annual National Conference, selected two candidates to run for the position of Vice President of its Board of Directors. Gay Anderson, SNS, from Brandon, SD and Linda Eichenberger, SNS, Cincinnati, Ohio.

What an exciting opportunity for a small town South Dakota School Nutrition Director to be nominated. Please congratulate Gay Anderson, our SD gal, in receiving this honor!

The SNA election will take place for members in February 2016 using a secure online voting website. Voting will be open for two weeks, February 15-29, 2016. The winner will be installed in July 2016 and go on to serve as SNA President in 2018-19. Back to Top



Direct Certification Summer Newsletter 2015

USDA releases the Direct Certification Newsletter quarterly to provide technical assistance and information on how to improve direct certification.

Late-October Match
• As a local education agency, consider checking iCAN multiple times a month. Early in the year, best practice would be once per week. When this is not possible, consider checking for directly certified students in the mid-to-late portion of the month, especially October. It is important to process the October match prior to the last operating day in October in order to maximize eligible children reported as directly certified for verification requirements.



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“What’s Shaking” Sodium Reduction Tools for Schools

90 percent of children in the United States consume too much sodium, which leads to heart problems later in life. That is why it is important for schools to cut down on the amount of sodium used in meals. The USDA has the new sodium requirements for National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs posted on their website. View Healthier School Day – Tools for Schools: Reducing Sodium http://www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschoolday/tools-schools-sodium; along with other resource materials.

Stay ahead of sodium requirements, and observe helpful resources like the “What’s Shaking?” Sodium Reduction Tools from USDA by clicking the following link: http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/whatsshaking

The “What’s Shaking?” flyer (http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/whatsshaking.pdf) features creative ways to boost flavor by using less sodium and other fast facts, along with a direct link to the “What’s Shaking?” USDA resource.

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Offer Versus Serve Guidance

Offer Versus Serve (OVS) can be tricky for some. At lunch, It is required for the 9-12 grade level, and optional for the K-8 level.

Each lunch menu must have all five components (Grain, Meat/Meat Alternate, Fruit, Vegetable, Milk) available for students to take. If younger students are not on OVS, all students must take all components. If the students are on OVS, students must still take a minimum of three of the components, two of which need to be in full quantity. The final component must be in the form of at least ˝ cup fruit and/or vegetable.

Under Offer Versus Serve at Breakfast, a reimbursable meal must include at least three of the four items provided, with one of the items being in the form of at least ˝ cup fruit.

The breakfast requirement for Offer Versus Serve is that the school food authority must make four items available. The four items must be in the form of at least 1 oz eq of grain, 1 cup of fruit (or vegetable), and 1 cup of milk. If a school chose to provide ˝ cup juice and ˝ cup traditional fruit, each of these would be considered as an item.

There is much more menu planner flexibility at breakfast. Please feel free to click the following link to view the USDA Offer Versus Serve resource: http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/SP57-2014a.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact the CANS office (605-773-3413) (doe.schoollunch@state.sd.us), and ask to speak to a NSLP Program Specialist.

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Farm to School

Farm to School provides a focus on traditional and local food, and encourages nutrition education and understanding of agriculture. Discover information about Farm to School with fact sheets and webinars by clicking the following link: http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/farm-school

Find out if Farm to School is right for you!

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What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl

If you are looking for new, tasty recipes that meet meal pattern requirements, the USDA has updated large quantity recipes to meet those requirements. The site also includes a variety of cookbooks and recipe tools to help create healthy meals.

Check it out at http://www.whatscooking.fns.usda.gov/

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“School Success Starts With Dairy” Back to School Toolkit Help Educate Key Audiences About Why Dairy for Breakfast Makes Sense

As kids head back to class, Midwest Dairy Council is offering an online communications toolkit to help you educate consumers on why a daily breakfast with dairy leads to not only better overall nutrition, but better school performance as well.

We invite you to join us in this effort to raise awareness and share information about how including dairy and breakfast can help set kids up for success throughout the school year. The information below also allows you to help spread the message that dairy makes sense for breakfast.

The online toolkit -- available at http://www.midwestdairy.com/0t351p402/back-to-school-toolkit/ -- includes the following items which can be used for your own back to school activities:
Back to school campaign messages which communicate the main points to make
Talking points to help articulate the key messages in more detail
Customizable news release that you can distribute to media in your area
Dairy Q&A, which includes common dairy-related questions and answers
Recipes that provide new/different ways to incorporate dairy into the morning meal:
Cinnamon Cereal Smoothie
Fiber One Green Smoothie
Peach-Mango and Cereal Smoothie
Easy to Please Breakfast Yogurt Parfait
Yogurt and Banana Spice Muffins
Egg and Mozzarella Breakfast Pizza
Nutrition fact sheets for milk, cheese and yogurt
Social media calendar with suggested posts/images to help communicate dairy messages
Customizable web content/blog for use on your website or in your e-newsletter
Graphics for the Great American Milk Drive and one that depicts how Kids + Breakfast = Success

Back to school is an important time of year to draw attention to the importance of both dairy and breakfast. Dairy foods, such as milk, cheese and yogurt, get an A-plus for their variety and nutritional and economic value. And kids who eat a morning meal perform better in the classroom and have better overall nutrition.

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Serving Traditional Foods in Child Nutritional Programs

Several Native communities have shown an interest in serving traditional foods in Child Nutrition Programs (CNPs). The USDA has released a memo saying that traditional foods may be served in CNPs, as well as contribute to a reimbursable meal. The key to inclusion of traditional foods is making sure they meet the nutrition standards and meal pattern requirements. The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs is continually being updated; however, it is important to remember that foods not found in the food buying guide, such as many traditional foods, may still be allowable in CNPs and reimbursable meals. The USDA encourages the incorporation of traditional foods, as it promotes the use of local foods and is an excellent opportunity to educate children on where their food comes from. For the complete memo and crediting information, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/TA01-2015_Child_Nutrition_Programs_and_Traditional_Foods.pdf .

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Healthier School Day – Wellness Promotion

Looking for tools to promote health and wellness in your school? Healthier School Day has tons of great resources! The Tools for Schools page provides policy guidance and materials to help schools meet nutrition standards and guidelines. Topics covered include Smart Snacks in School, sodium, nutrition education and promotion, procurement, recipes and culinary techniques for schools, and more. The School Day Just Got Healthier resources are specifically designed for various audiences, including school administrators and foodservice, educators and students, parents, community members, and the media. Each toolkit offers information on the changes that have been made to school meals and other materials that will assist you in helping kids lead healthier lives. Visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschoolday for more information.

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Food Service Resources and Online Trainings



SD Team Nutrition has created an online database to help you!

All you need to do is register for the SDSU: Team Nutrition online course, just click on the following link: https://d2l.sdbor.edu/frame.asp?Pg=../d2l/tools/selfregistration/external/index.asp?ou=6605&urlLink=/.

Then follow the on-screen instructions and select SDSU Team Nutrition, to enroll into the course.

Don’t forget to save your username and password. Please only one person per User ID, do not share your user information.

Stay connected - LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/SouthDakotaTeamNutrition?fref=nf

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Updated Policies



Policies that have multiple numbers mean those apply to multiple programs.

Child & Adult Care Food Program

As a reminder, the proposed meal pattern for Child & Adult Care Food Program is open for comments through April 15. The proposed rules can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/federal-register-documents.

Four new policies were issued for Child & Adult Care Food Program for local agencies. Current policies can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/policy (CACFP memos). While CACFP09 refers to Administrative Review, which is part of National School Lunch Program, the majority of the memo regarding use of labels applies across all child nutrition programs.

03/20/2015 SP31 CACFP12 SFSP14-2015
Guidance on Prohibition of Separation by Gender during CNP Meal Service

03/13/2015 CACFP11-2015
Local foods in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

03/11/2015 SP11v2 CACFP10 SFSP13-2015
CN Labels Copied with a Watermark Acceptable Documentation

03/11/2015 SP27 CACFP09 SFSP12-2015

Administrative Review Process Regarding the Child Nutrition (CN) Label, Watermarked CN Label and Manufacturer’s Product Formulation Statement

School Nutrition Programs (SP memos)

Policies that apply to school operation and administration can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/policy.

03/31/2015 SP23-2014v3
Q&As Related to the “Smart Snacks” Interim Final Rule

03/30/2015 SP32 CACFP13 SFSP15-2015
Statements Supporting Accommodations for Children with Disabilities in the Child Nutrition Programs

03/20/2015 SP31 CACFP12 SFSP14-2015
Guidance on Prohibition of Separation by Gender during CNP Meal Service

03/18/2015 SP30-2015
Office of Management and Budget Super-Circular 2CFR Part 200

03/13/2015 SP29-2015
Reporting Guidance for Results of Administrative Reviews Conducted in SY 2013-14

03/13/2015 SP28-2015
Q&As Regarding the Use of SAE Funds and SA Funds for Farm to School Related Expenses

03/11/2015 SP11v2 CACFP10 SFSP13-2015
CN Labels Copied with a Watermark Acceptable Documentation

03/11/2015 SP27 CACFP09 SFSP12-2015
Administrative Review Process Regarding the Child Nutrition (CN) Label, Watermarked CN Label and Manufacturer’s Product Formulation Statement

03/06/2015 SP26-2015
FY2015 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants for SFAs

03/04/2015 SP25-2015
Extension of the Deadline for LEAs to Elect the Community Eligibility Provision for School Year 2015-16

Summer Food Service Program

A few new policies have been issued for Summer Food Service Program since the last bulletin. Current policies can be found at– http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/policy (SFSP memos)

03/30/2015 SP32 CACFP13 SFSP15-2015
Statements Supporting Accommodations for Children with Disabilities in the Child Nutrition Programs

03/20/2015 SP31 CACFP12 SFSP14-2015
Guidance on Prohibition of Separation by Gender during CNP Meal Service

03/11/2015 SP11v2 CACFP10 SFSP13-2015
CN Labels Copied with a Watermark Acceptable Documentation

03/11/2015 SP27 CACFP09 SFSP12-2015
Administrative Review Process Regarding the Child Nutrition (CN) Label, Watermarked CN Label and Manufacturer’s Product Formulation Statement

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Let’s Move Blog



The ‘Let’s Move Blog’ is a great place to keep up to date with the Let’s Move campaign, which focuses on overall wellness for a healthier tomorrow.

Recent articles include:
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• Top Five Moments from the 2015 Kids’ “State Dinner”

Visit the ‘Let’s Move Blog’ here to view recent stories, and more: http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/all



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