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A Note from Sandra


Here it is – the end of another school year. Some programs are winding down, some are starting up. Thanks so much for all you do – or will be doing this summer! It was Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation week May 4-8. I want you to know that many people appreciate your work whether you are washing dishes, keeping the place clean, preparing and serving food, or doing paperwork. It’s all vitally important to the program and the end goal is that children receive healthy safe food so they are nourished to make the best of their day at school, at the center, or to grow and play. One quote that comes to mind at a time like this: “We serve education every day”. The other is a riddle: What’s the difference between casino cooks and child nutrition cooks? One cooks for a future better and the other cooks for a better future!

Some folks are retiring – some are moving on to other work. Keep the smiles of the children in mind when you served them their meal. One of my favorite visions is the children whose eyes are about level with their tray as they come through the line and you can see their smiling eyes – and then think about how they grow through the years!

We hope you will have time to attend education sessions offered by our programs. The Summer Meals classes are done. There are many opportunities for the Child & Adult Care Food Program throughout the summer. School Meals classes will be offered in June through the CANS office and at School Nutrition Association at end of July. There may be classes in August, too, as time and trainers are available. Look in the bulletin for announcements of the opportunities. You can access the bulletin on line from anywhere so that will be another opportunity to keep up with training announcements.

We extend our best wishes to Phyllis Tomkiewicz as she retires from the Department of Education. Phyllis worked with the claims and budget processes. We welcome Dawn Boyle who will fill the position and has been working with Phyllis for the past month to learn the policies and procedures. Dawn came to us from the Department of Health’s WIC program, so is already familiar with the USDA programs.

Be safe, have fun, keep your brain active, and be healthy.

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. - John Lubbock

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Check in With CANS


Conference Call with CANS is a scheduled monthly conference open to all agencies on the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. These calls have an open forum where participants can ask any program related questions. At the beginning of each call, a Program Specialist will plan a brief discussion of hot topics. The June call will be specific to questions regarding iCAN, and applications in iCAN.

The scheduled call is set for Thursday, June 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm CT / 1:30 pm MT.


To join the conference call, dial 1-866-410-8397 and enter code: 7532909724. If you have trouble joining the conference call, or have additional questions call the CANS office at 605-773-3413. Feel free to send in questions ahead of the call to DOE.SchoolLunch@state.sd.us please reference “Conference call question” in the subject line.

Transcripts of the topics or questions discussed will be posted sometime after the call to the CANS website main page, http://doe.sd.gov/cans/index.aspx, under Documents, Conference Calls.



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Community Eligibility


Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is hosting free upcoming webinars regarding Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The below links provide more information, and must be used to register for the free webinar.

May 20 – Community Eligibility - State and Local Education Funding: Allocations in the Absence of Application Data

June 10 – Community Eligibility - Successful Implementation Strategies

Visit the FRAC homepage for more information!

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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program – Applications available May 11, 2015

Applications for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for SY15-16 will be available in the iCAN system on May 11, 2015. Applications are due June 5, 2015. First preference of participation is for high free/reduced eligible sites.

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program provides funds to schools to purchase fresh fruit and vegetable snacks for elementary students. The program is only for elementary school students, cannot be served to students during a meal service, cannot be paired with any other accompaniments like milk or juice, and the service of fruits and vegetables must be fresh.

The FFVP is not to be confused with FFAVORS. FFAVORS is using commodity dollars for purchase of fruits and vegetables for use on the school lunch and breakfast programs.

If you are interested in applying for the program, please feel free to contact Rob.

Rob Ingalls, FFVP Coordinator
605-773-2977
rob.ingalls@state.sd.us

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SD Policy on Exempt Fundraisers Recordkeeping

In the September Nutrition Bulletin the CANS office advised schools to start gathering data on the fundraisers that take place within their school. It is now time to start collecting this data so that we can analyze the impact the SD policy on Exempt Fundraisers on school groups.

Please follow the link to complete this short survey or copy this link into your web browser https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2YN2PLW. Responses are due by May 15th. This information will help in making a determination as to whether the exempt fundraising policy should be changed or if we will continue with the current policy.


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iMATCH/PrimeroEdge Training

Have you been wondering what the iMATCH/PrimeroEdge system is? Are you applying for Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and are unsure on how to create a Direct Certification list? Maybe you want to see if you have any new matches on your Direct Certification list? Do you need a refresher now that the program is processing matches nightly?

If you answered YES to any of these questions this training is for you! Training will cover the following topics: Basic Navigation, Student Eligibility Tab and Eligibility Reports.

Training webinar offered by PrimeroEdge on May 27, 2015 at 10:30 AM CT/ 9:30AM MT. This webinar will last approximately 45 minutes with time for questions at the end. Tentative repeat training will happen Mid-July.

Join Skype Meeting

Join by Phone
Toll number: 8664108397
Find a local number

Participant code: 7532909724

Help

If you need help with your password for the iMATCH System please email doe.schoollunch@state.sd.us, subject line “iMATCH Password Reset”.

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Fun in the Sun – summer feeding!


Promoting the Summer Food Service Programs begins with helping families find the locations offering free summer meals. There is a new poster that assists all in locating these sites. Locate the 12 posters under Documents listed as USDA SFSP Flyers on the CANS summer website http://doe.sd.gov/cans/sfsp.aspx. These posters were just made available to all schools and local agencies and should be used in promoting the feeding sites across the nation.

If you are a sponsor with a summer feeding program I encourage you to hold a kick-off event or some promotion to raise awareness in your community to get the parents aware that you are feeding children. The USDA has a website link http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/raise-awareness on ways to raise awareness. These events could involve local celebrities, like the mayor, outstanding athletes in the high school or other levels of sports, rodeo queens, local school mascots and any other ideas you may have. The Midwest Dairy Council would like to assist you in providing activities and promoting your summer feeding program. Contact Whitney Jerman at wjerman@midwestdairy.com or 605 224-9852 with any questions on Midwest Dairy Council.

Recipe resource I learned about at the Mountain Plains Regional Child Nutrition & Food Distribution State Agency Conference in Westminster, CO April 21-23 was The Lunch Box website with scalable recipes found at http://www.thelunchbox.org/recipes-menus/recipes/. I have new sponsors who are not schools looking for recipes and this is a resource I did not have in the administrative and operational trainings posted on the CANS summer website.

Vinyl banners will be available from the CANS office and can be mailed with the approved agreement. Please let Julie McCord or Karen Webber-Boyer know if you would like one. These are only available to the Summer Food Service Program sites that are open to all children to eat free. The sites that are closed enrolled will not be feeding the public children and therefore won’t use this promotional product.

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



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CACFP

Building for the Future
with the CACFP

Upcoming CACFP Training Events:

The following workshop dates and locations have been set for the spring 2015 CACFP workshops.

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. Preference will be given to new staff and new agencies if more than 25 individuals register for any one class.

The dates and locations of the CACFP Basic training are as follows:

May 13 Rapid City Youth & Family Services
June 2 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls School District
June 16 Pierre MacKay Building (formerly SD State Library)

The CACFP Plus! workshops are designed for veteran staff that have a solid understanding of Program requirements. The Plus! class is limited by the size of the training rooms in each location. Please notice that we are offering two sessions of the CACFP Plus! workshops in both Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Each session will cover the same information.

The dates and locations of the CACFP Plus! training are as follows:

May 14 Rapid City Youth & Family Services
May 15 Rapid City Youth & Family Services
May 20 Watertown Lake Area Technical Institute
May 21 Aberdeen Aberdeen Catholic Schools
June 3 Sioux Falls Augustana College
June 4 Sioux Falls Augustana College
June 17 Pierre MacKay Building (formerly SD State Library)

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 melissa.halling@state.sd.us.

Mealtime Memos for Child Care

The April 2015 issue of Mealtime Memo for Child Care, the monthly newsletter that includes menus, recipes, and activities related to child care, is now online.

It's About That Time: Enhancing Nutrition Education Programs to Promote Healthy Eating Habits

Nutrition education is one of the most beneficial and rewarding ways to introduce new foods and promote healthy eating habits to young children. When children are engaged in hands-on, nutrition-related activities, they are more likely to apply the information learned in real life.

In this issue:
• Nutrition Education Activities and Curricula
• Week of the Young Child
• Fruit of the Month: Strawberry
• Recipe of the Month: Chicken Nuggets
• Nutrition Fact: Benefits of Physical Activity
• Nutrition Education Tips for Success

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Summer Training for School Nutrition Programs


Participants may select any of the following training dates:
• June 1 – Watertown
• June 3 - Brandon
• June 4 – Brandon
• June 8 – Pierre
• June 10 – Rapid City
• June 11 – Rapid City

All dates and locations are to cover all of the following tentative training topics:
• Practical Skills/Culinary Training
• Procurement and label reading
• Meal Patterns
• Managing food allergies and cashier training/POS meal counts

More information to come regarding registration for training.

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Paid Lunch Equity Guidance for School Year 2015-2016


School Program regulations require school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program to ensure sufficient funds are provided to the nonprofit school food service account for meals served to students not eligible for free or reduced price meals. There are two ways to meet this requirement: either through the prices charged for student “paid” meals or through other non-Federal sources provided to the nonprofit school food service account.

For SY 2015-2016, SFAs which charged less than $2.70 (weighted average) for paid lunches in SY 2014-2015 are required to increase their weighted average lunch price or add non-Federal funds to the non-profit school food service account.

SY 2015-16, SFAs may continue to count as a non-Federal source:
1. Any funds provided by organizations for any paid meal (breakfast or lunch)
2. Any proportion attributable to paid meals from direct payments made from school district funds to support lunch service

Please review FNS memo SP 03-2015 for more information on the PLE school year 2015-2016 calculations and tools.

The Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) requirement exemption has been extended through school year 2016-2017 in memo SP 19-2015. A PLE requirement exemption is only allowed for School Food Authorities (SFAs) in strong financial standing. The SFA has been certified meal pattern requirements and can demonstrate that the required increase to paid lunch prices or revenue contributions would cause the SFA to exceed the 3-month operating balance limit.

There are list of factors that CANS is must consider when evaluating a request for a PLE exemption, those factors include: meal standards, competitive foods, administrative reviews, meal service and participation, resource management, professional support, cafeteria and kitchen equipment, and free/reduced price eligibility determinations. For a list of questions related to each factor listed above which must be addressed prior to an approval for PLE exemption, please review FNS memo SP 19-2015.

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PLE Exemption for SY15-16 – NSLP

CANS has posted the PLE Exemption for SY15-16 on the CANS-NSLP page. One of the main criteria for exemption approval is a food service balance exceeding the 3-month operating limit.

Please click the below link for more information and to access the exemption form.

PLE Exempt Request SY15-16

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Professional Standards Rule

The final regulation on Professional Standards was released March 2, 2015. It includes requirements for training standards for all employees, and hiring standards for SFA Directors and state agency directors. Information and resources are available at http://professionalstandards.nal.usda.gov/. The rule is effective July 1, 2015.

The training requirementsare as follows:
Who SY 15-16 SY 16-17 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.
• Training should fit in one of four key areas: Nutrition, Operations, Administration, and Communications/Marketing.
• Training may be completed in a variety of methods.
• USDA has developed a Training Tracker that is available at the link above under the Professional Standards Information tab.

Hiring:
• Everyone currently employed is grandfathered into their position.
• Hiring standards apply to directors. If one person fills position of both manager and director, the director rules apply.
• Positions advertised before July 1 can follow current standards, though they are encouraged to follow new standards.
• New directors must have at least 8 hours of food safety training within the last 5 years prior to starting or within 30 calendars days of start date.
• State Agency can approve hiring of a director that has less than the required experience for LEAs with less than 500 students.

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New CDC Tool Kit! - Managing Food Allergies in Schools

Food allergies affect approximately 4% - 6% of children in the United States. View the CDC Food Allergies page for information and symptoms of food allergies by clicking here.

The Managing Food Allergies in Schools was developed by CDC is a great resource. It includes the roles of various personnel within a school in relation to food allergies, training presentations, podcasts, and more! Visit the CDC Tool Kit for more information.

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Farm to School Program


The Farm to School Program has countless benefits for those who want to implement it within their schools. When first getting started it might be advisable to start small, such as with your summer meal program. This is the time when products are readily available and may give you a chance to try things on a smaller scale.

Several excellent webinars are available at www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/farm-school. Growing your Farm to School program toolkit is also available and takes you step by step through the planning and implementing of the program.

If you begin your program in the fall you may want to start experimenting with a few fall choices such as sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and different varieties of squash and apples. Marketing and promotion comes through taste testing and promoting the foods to the kids. Feature a different kind of apple each day so they can taste the difference. Try different types of squash and different ways of making it.

October is National farm to School Month; celebrate with a Local Harvest Lunch featuring the local produce. Invite the local producers in for lunch so the students can meet and visit with the people producing their food/s. Invite parents and community members to experience this as well.

If volume is a problem with the local producer, purchase what you can and make up the rest through your current vendor. If finding a local producer is difficult, your current supplier may be a big help. Many school food vendors are aware of Farm Fresh producers so let them know you want farm fresh products when available.

Work with your local Farmers Market to buy in bulk. Feature harvest of the month produce and how to use them. Conduct taste tests at lunch time. Take students on tours of the farm that is producing their food/s. This is a great opportunity to show them how their food is grown and where it comes from.

Please see the below pages for more information on Farm to School:
Dakota Rural Action - www.dakotarural.org
SD Local Foods Co-op - www.sdlocalfoodcoop.org
SD Local Foods Directory - www.sdlocalfoods.org

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Deadline Extended for $1,000 Smarter Lunchrooms Team Nutrition Sub-grant

Check out this great opportunity for your school to improve their lunchroom environment and engage students in the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement!

We are still accepting submissions on a rolling basis for the $1,000 Smarter Lunchrooms Team Nutrition sub-grant, or until the 20 funding slots are filled. Eligible Applicants: Any South Dakota school district or organization that participates in the National School Lunch program and has a full lunchroom that serves students in grades 7-12.

This one-page grant is simple to fill out and you are not required to specify how you will spend the grant money at this time. If you are selected to receive funding, you will receive one-on-one technical assistance from Megan Olesen who is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Field Specialist for SDSU Extension. Megan will serve as your personal resource to help you successfully implement the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement in your school.

The Smarter Lunchroom grant activities create an opportunity to engage a variety of groups. Some examples include: school nurses, agricultural teachers, physical education teachers, FCCLA advisors, 4-H youth advisors, student council and other student clubs or organizations.

Here are some video examples of how schools have used their grant funding to create Smarter Lunchrooms:
1. Purchased materials to promote a “Build-A-Tray” program - http://bit.ly/1Ib6Me6
2. Used signage in cafeteria - http://bit.ly/1EalkDv
a. Example: click this link to find Smarter Lunchroom signage products that are customizable and available for purchase: http://bit.ly/1dIoUPK
3. Created pre-packaged, grab-and-go healthy meals and snacks - http://bit.ly/1K8NHXm

If you would like to learn more about the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement, visit http://smarterlunchrooms.org/ or contact Megan Olesen.

Implementation according to the requirements specified within the grant can begin in August of 2015 and funds can be expended though May of 2016.

Ways to submit your application:
1. Email: megan.olesen@sdstate.edu
2. Fax: 605-995-8089
3. Mail: Megan Olesen; 1800 E. Spruce St.; Mitchell, SD 57301
4. Fill out application electronically: http://questionpro.com/t/AK8hRZSTEd



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$6 million grant dollars to be awarded! – Farm to School

Applications are being requested for the USDA’s Fiscal Year 2016 round of Farm to School grants.

Why not use the resources right in your local community? Support your local producer/s and use area grown, fresh foods. These grants are designed to help you do just that.

These grants can help you get started or expand what you already have in place, creating stronger connections between local and regional producers and school cafeterias.

Not only does the school benefit from locally grown foods, their purchasing helps create local jobs and economic benefits, particularly in rural agricultural communities.

There are four different kinds of grants available:
• Planning grants-are for schools or school districts just getting started on farm to school activities; they’re designed to help them organize and structure their efforts for maximum impact by incorporating best practices into early planning considerations. Planning awards range from $20,000 - $45,000.
• Implementation grants- are available for schools or school districts seeking to augment or expand existing farm to school efforts. Implementation and support service awards range from $65,000 - $100,000. • Support service grants- are intended for non-profit entities, Indian tribal organizations, state and local agencies, and agriculture producers or groups of producers to evolve farm to school initiatives. Implementation and support service awards range from $65,000 - $100,000.
• Training grants-Additionally, all eligible entities can still apply for funds to support training and technical assistance, such as local procurement, food safety, culinary education, and integration of agriculture based curriculum. Training awards range from $15,000 - $50,000.

Matching funds of 25% are required for all four grant types.

Proposals for planning, implementation, and support service grants are due at 11:59 p.m. EST, May 20, 2015. Letters of intent for training grants are due at 11:59 p.m. EST, April 30, 2015. Estimated Award Date: November 18, 2015.

More information about the grant program, upcoming webinars relevant to applicants, and sample grant applications can be found on-line at: http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/farm-school-grant-program.

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Harvest of the Month (HOM) Mini-Grants

Applications are still being accepted for the 2014-2016 Harvest of the Month Mini-Grants. Funding is available for school year 2015-2016.

The purpose of this mini-grant is to actively engage children in learning about and exposing them to sample fruits and vegetables. The mini-grant should be used in schools, after school programs, preschools, and summer programs. A team approach including the school, parents and community grocers is recommended.

In an effort to involve grocers or farmers' markets in promoting fruits and vegetables, the grant will also provide free print resources for HOM/Pick it! Try it! Like it! materials for the grocers or vendors who agree to provide these complimentary materials to shoppers in their stores.

Grant funding will be based on the total enrollment of the class(es) who will experience HOM: 0 to 100 children = $125, 101 to 200 children =$250, 201 to 400 children =$500. It is acceptable to request smaller amounts.

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US Food Waste Challenge



Your school can join the U.S. Food Waste Challenge at: http://www.usda.gov/oce/foodwaste/join.htm. If you join, USDA will list your school and activities on its website to help inspire other schools.

Goals:
• Disseminate information about best practices to reduce, recover, and recycle food waste
• Stimulate the development of these practices across the U.S. food chain
• Demonstrate commitment to (and successes in) reducing, recovering, recycling food waste.

What can you do in your school?
• Reduce food waste through improved ordering, preparing, storing procedures
• Recover and donate wholesome, uneaten food to feed people in need
• Recycle discarded food for other uses (e.g., animal feed, compost, energy generation)

Where can you control food loss?
• When planning foods
• When purchasing foods
• When receiving foods
• When storing foods
• When producing meals
• When serving meals

You can download the USDA Food Waste Infographic at http://www.usda.gov/oce/ foodwaste/resources/ K12_schools.html. The Infographic can be used for educational purposes and has some great ideas for reducing food waste. The Infographic can also be found on the DOE/CANS/NSLP webpage.

Additional Food Waste Resources:
• Food Recovery Challenge (EPA): Data management software and technical assistance for schools
• Food Donation Program Guidance in Child Nutrition: Statutory authority for food recovery and donation
• National Food Service Management Institute: Nationwide training to school nutrition staff and online resources to improve ordering/managing food inventory
• Reducing Wasted Food and Packaging (EPA): A Guide for Food Services and Restaurants
• Basics for Handling Food Safely (USDA)
http://www.usda.gov/oce/foodwaste U.S. Food Waste Challenge:



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Smart Fundraising for Healthy Schools

On average there are between 1 and 5 fundraisers per year held in most schools. Why should these be Healthy Fundraisers?

The most important reason is to provide consistent teaching to students on healthy eating habits. Non-food fundraisers are a great way to raise money for necessary programs and equipment and avoid the competition with healthy foods and good nutrition habits.

There are numerous, non-food fundraisers being implemented across the states. Raffles, yard sales, seed starter kits and plants, greeting cards, calendars, student art work items, first aid kits, candle sales, Family Fun night, book sales and “special” parking spots for events are just a few that have been successful throughout the states. Fundraisers such as Fun Runs, Basketball Free throw Contests, Dance a thons, Skill Clinics and Bike a thons get community members involved. This promotes a great environment for community members, parents and students to communicate and become more involved with the school and what is happening in their district.

These active fundraisers are pledge based which allows the individual to decide how much they can give towards the fundraisers. In many cases, when people are allowed to give an amount of their choice, it has been found that they may give more for the simple fact that they know most of the money is going straight to the program being supported by the fundraisers and not to a company outside of the community. Many of these active fundraisers have produced 90% profit for the schools that have held them compared to product sales which typically produce 40% to 60% profit for the school program.

Fall Festivals can include, pumpkin painting and sales, silent auction, using the cake walk strategy but replace the cake prize with jump ropes, pedometers, balls, etc. Student art pictures placed on coasters, magnets, aprons. A corn maze or obstacle course is always enjoyed by all ages. Fall is also a good time to promote Spirit wear merchandise for the school year. Contact your local Fire Department and have “Touch a Truck”. Many children never get to see these trucks close up, ask questions and meet the firemen.

Another advantage to active fundraisers is the learning opportunity they present for students and staff. These events encourage social development between staff and students on a more personal level. Building social skills, work ethic, organization and enjoying the fulfillment of accomplishing the task successfully are all important life-long skills that can only be learned by doing.

Whichever fundraising event you choose, advertising and promoting it is the key to success. Give yourself plenty of time for promotion by starting months if not a year ahead of time. Use your local media, radio stations, newsletters, school website, Facebook, Newspapers, and Athletic event programs to advertise. Identify your resources such as your parent connections and Businesses within your community who are willing to help or donate. People within the community have a wealth of connections that can be valuable sources of diverse talents and contributions.

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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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Food Distribution

Food Distribution policies for school nutrition programs can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/Policy/schcnp_policies.htm

The Emergency Food Assistance Program – http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/Policy/tefap_policies.htm

Commodity Supplemental Food Program – http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/Policy/csfp_policies.htm

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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:
• #MoveInMay: How Movement Made Me; Celebrating National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
• Spring into Gardening Season with the White House Kitchen Garden
• Let’s Move! Interactive Maps

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

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