Articles in this issue:




A Note from Sandra


All schools are now in session, Head Starts have reopened, and that seems to set the stage for many of our schedules. September is a month of homecoming activities across the state. This gives us time to reflect on our school days and to celebrate the positive changes that students now have available to them.

We have not heard much more news about reauthorization yet; however, we are hearing that discussions are in progress. Some professional organizations monitor Congressional action and share that information with members to give you opportunity to provide input.

Providing meals to children outside of the regular day can help them move forward in their all aspects of their development.

• Summer Food Service experienced good growth again this past summer by providing meals to children in areas of need. While we are wrapping up one year’s program, it is time to be thinking about the coming summer and how unmet needs can be served.

• Several schools are looking at implementing afterschool supper. This involves signing up for the Child & Adult Care Food Program to provide meals that meet nutritional needs of children. Can afterschool snacks or afterschool suppers help the children at your place?

• We were saddened this summer to learn of the passing of Cora Greeno. She was the first president of South Dakota’s School Food Service Association, now called School Nutrition Association of South Dakota. She told how she started the food service program in Redfield and that both she and her husband, a coach, could see the difference in the children as they had access to healthy meals during the school day.

We say it often but it is never said too much: “Thank you for all you do to care for the students, children, and families in our state”.

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New Food Service Managers Training Opportunity Available


Click Here to register, or call the CANS office to request a fax-back registration form at (605) 773-3413. The class is limited so register early to reserve a seat. Registrations must be received no later than October 2, 2015. CANS will send a confirmation of class registration and additional class details once registration closes on October, 2, 2015.

Attendance is strongly recommended. CANS will cover the cost of the instructor, materials, and facility. Your expense will be travel, meals, and lodging if needed. These are legitimate expenses for the food service program. If it is necessary to have a substitute take your place at school that is also a legitimate expense.

The “New Managers” class schedule:
Sessions available:
• Friday, Oct. 23: Core Class. Registration begins at 7:30am. Class will go from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT with a one hour lunch break, on your own
• Saturday, Oct. 24: Intermediate Class. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT with a one hour lunch break, on your own.
• Monday, Oct 26: Core Class. Registration begins at 7:30am. Class will go from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT with a one hour lunch break, on your own
• Tuesday, Oct. 27: Intermediate Class. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT with a one hour lunch break, on your own.

Select the class(es) which you would like to attend. You may participate in the Core class, the Intermediate class, or both classes.

All sessions will be held at the Pierre Area Senior Citizens Center, located at 401 W Pleasant Drive, Pierre, SD 57501.
Each Core session will include the Lunch Meal Pattern, Lunch Offer Versus Serve, Breakfast Meal Pattern, Breakfast Offer Versus Serve, and Production Records.
• The class agenda is the same for both Core sessions.

Each Intermediate session would include the Food Buying Guide, Standardizing Recipes, Component Contributions, Whole Grain training, Food Safety, Reimbursable Meals & Point of Service, Meal Counting & Claiming, Maintaining Paperwork & Documentation, and other resources.
• The class agenda is the same for both Intermediate sessions.

What to bring:
• A pen or pencil, notepaper, and calculator
• Sweater or light jacket – meeting rooms can be chilly
• Forms or manuals that you have questions about
• Any recipes, production records, or menu planning worksheets that you would like to ask questions about.
• Your questions!

Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this training is being held in a physically accessible place. Accessible parking is also available. Please notify the Department of Education, Child and Adult Nutrition Services two weeks prior to the training if you have special needs for which this agency will need to make arrangements. Call about requests for alternative formats and/or interpreters: Disk, Braille, Large Print, Interpreter, or Other (please specify). Also, please note if you need any special medical or dietary needs. Contact Shar at 605-773-3413 with requests for special needs accommodations.

Contact Shar Venjohn at (605) 773-3413 with questions or to request a fax registration form.



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Civil Rights Training


There is a requirement that all staff involved with the nutrition and food distribution programs annually receive training on Civil Rights. The Programs have relevant training on their respective webpages. The priority is that all participants receive benefits and can participate in the program without feeling they have been discriminated against. Be sure to document when the training was held and who attended it. Keep the records on file, as they are a part of the required records examined during program reviews. The object of the training is not so much to meet the required annual training, but rather to make sure that all staff members understand the importance of equitably providing services to the participants.

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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 webpage 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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Verification Webinars

CANS is preparing to host webinars specific to how to conduct and report results of verification activities. We will work through the Verification process and the Verification Collection Report, also known as the 742 form in two separate webinars.

Watch for updates and information as to when the webinars will take place. Information will be posted in the next CANS bulletin.

Additionally, please keep your eyes on your email for similar notification and instructions.

Please contact the CANS office at DOE.SchoolLunch@state.sd.us, or call at (605) 773-3413 with any questions.


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USDA FOODS / COMMODITIES:

Information sheets for USDA Foods:

A link to the information sheets for SD Processors and USDA Foods is on the Food Distribution website: http://doe.sd.gov/cans/fdp.aspx in the LINKS section. For those items that are in the warehouse you will also find a link on the iCAN website where you place the order next to the item which is called “Facts”.



HISTORY REPORTS:

All program, ordering and billing contacts from school year 2014-15 received an email from Mark Moen on July 2nd at 1:21 giving detailed instructions on how to retrieve your districts history reports. If you, or your business manager, are not able to view the reports section in iCAN please contact Mark at 605-280-7617 or complete a user modification form requesting a change to your current security access settings to enable you to print the history reports. The form must be completed with the approval of the agency’s Authorized Representative and emailed to doe.icanhelp@state.sd.us. You should receive an email confirmation after the form has been processed.

Food Distribution Program (FDP):

SD CANS Food Distribution website: http://doe.sd.gov/cans/fdp.aspx

“Webinars” section contents:
1. iCAN FDP manual: http://doe.sd.gov/cans/documents/iCANManual2.pdf
2. FSD (Food Service Director) iCAN Training (this opens the webinar) (approximately 30 minutes)
3. iCAN website: https://ican.sd.gov/ICAN/Splash.aspx
a. here is where you will
i. access your applications
ii. place orders for food
iii. report and submit OS&D issues
iv. create claims for reimbursements
v. request new user or modify existing security settings

- Mark Moen, Program Specialist
- Karen Webber-Boyer, Senior Secretary

Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Ordering System (FFAVORS)
- Karen Kenton is our representative from DoD
• Phone – 303-961-1235
• Email – karen.kenton@dla.mil
- To place orders for FFAVORS you will need to have access to the below website; which is given by Karen Kenton
http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/ffavors.htm
• the attached document also gives detailed directions on placing an order on FFAVORS
• Entitlement for FFAVORS is taken from your “Direct delivery – brown box” entitlement found on iCAN.

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iMATCH Training Webinar Recording Available Soon


Primero Edge is working to develop a webinar recording for iMATCH training. Once prepared, the recording will be displayed on the Dashboard of iMATCH.

After logging in to iMATCH, click the Dashboard button in the top right section of the screen.

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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 ending soon! Summer Food Service Program Wrap-up Sept. 15 Call


Summer Food Service Programs is 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, 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 if 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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Tips to Develop a Zero Meal Balance or Negative Meal Account Policy


When a child’s meal account is at zero or has a negative balance, does your school allow the student to be served a regular meal? Do you withhold the regular meal and offer the child an “alternative meal”; like a cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwich with milk? Does your district and food service program want to avoid media attention like the recent story in Colorado? If so, your district should establish a policy on zero or negative meal account balances.

The rules can be found in SD memo NSLP 57

at http://www.doe.sd.gov/cans/memos.aspx:
• School Food Authorities must serve lunches free or at a reduced price to all children who are determined to be eligible for such meals under 7 CFR part 245.
• If a child shows up with funds to pay for one meal, the SFA must allow that child to pay for and eat that one meal, even if there is a negative balance.
• Negative balances are not allowed to be paid from your non-profit school foodservice funds. At the end of the year any negative balances or unpaid meal charges are considered bad debt and must be recouped from somewhere outside of foodservice funds or written off as bad debt, according to your procedures. In many SFAs, this means dollars from the general fund. We’ve gathered a few best practices from school districts that manage their negative student balances well.

Make your policy official and uniformly enforced
Establish a written plan that is adopted by the school board and clearly communicated to all families in the district. Can your district add this policy to your student handbook? Should it be included in the beginning of year parent packet? Can you add the policy to your school website? What other options are available to your district that will ensure parents will review this policy?

Your school must follow the policy uniformly for all students. Sometimes a member of staff will cover for some students out of their own pocket or allow a meal to go to a student “off the books” – just this one time. If there are employees that do not consistently follow your policy or if some school personnel makes special exceptions, these situations could potentially open the district up to complaints. Make sure all staff, including your cashiers and kitchen staff understand the policy and are committed to following it.

Some school districts set up an “angel” fund for students who occasionally need a meal charge covered, but have not submitted a free or reduced price application. In some districts “angel” funds are funded by teachers, parent groups, or concerned community members or groups.

Establish the right kind of policy for your district
Some districts set zero negative balances where no student can go below a zero balance. Some districts allow a certain number of meals to go into the negative before they are cut off. And some school districts allow an indefinite number of alternate meals.

Many policies include some sort of alternative meal, like a cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwich with milk. Other policies allow the child to take an alternate meal in the form of a milk and food from the fruit and vegetable bar. The school is not required to provide an alternative meal; however, children certainly do learn better when they are not hungry.

It is up to each district to find a system that works with your school board, funding source, and parents. Just remember that food that is not a part of a reimbursable meal is not an allowable cost from the foodservice fund, be sure that alternate meals are tracked and food costs are charged to another source of funding. Additionally, any non-reimbursable meals should not be included in that school’s monthly claim for reimbursement.

A fair warning system must be in place
Your school district does not want to hit the newspaper for throwing away a child’s meal and having the parents reporting to newspaper or television reporters about unfair practices at your school. All good policies have an advance warning system in place so both students and parents know that a cut off from meals or an alternative meal is coming well in advance of the meals being cut off. Your policy should include how, when, and how frequently you will warn students and parents of low, zero, or negative balances. Slips of paper given out at the cashier/meal counter, notes slipped into backpacks in homeroom or handed out as a part of other notes home, automatically dialed phone messages, emails, or text alerts are all common methods used by schools in SD. Bes sure to take care with your system of notification to ensure that it does not overtly identify student’s eligibility category.

Follow up on negative balances
Schools should plan to spend some time trying to collect outstanding funds. Sending letters, emails, calling parents, leaving voicemails, or sending text messages are all methods many schools use to try to get parents to pay for negative balances. Many districts have established a procedure to send negative balances to collections after a certain period of time.

It is also a best practice to document all communication attempts with the parent and over time you may find that one method works better than other methods.

Setting a low, zero, or negative policy is currently not a requirement of the school lunch program; however, it is a good strategy to develop a policy before your district faces large negative balances that go unpaid at the end of the school year. If you have questions about establishing a zero or negative meal balance policy, please email questions to DOE.SchoolLunch@state.sd.us with “zero or negative meal balance policy” in the email subject line.

Student, Parent, and Community Involvement
School food authorities (SFAs) on the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program must promote activities to involve students and parents in the Program. Activities can include menu planning, enhancement of the eating environment, Program promotion, and related student-community support activities. School food authorities are encouraged to use the school food service program to teach students about good nutrition practices and to involve the school faculty and the general community in activities to enhance the Program.

Families should be informed about the availability of breakfasts at least twice per school year. Information about the School Breakfast Program must be distributed just prior to or at the beginning of the school year. In addition, schools are encouraged to send reminders regarding the availability of the School Breakfast Program multiple times throughout the school year. Sending them home in newsletters, posting promotional articles on the school website, or sending a healthy breakfast alert by email to parents are all great ideas to share the availability of your healthy school breakfast program.

And finally, SFAs should also cooperate with Summer Food Service Program sponsors to distribute materials to inform families of the availability and location of free Summer Food Service Program meals for students when school is not in session. When school lets out, millions of low-income children lose access to the school breakfasts, lunches and afterschool snacks they receive during the regular school year. The summer food programs are there to fill this gap. Together, we can work towards ensuring that no child goes hungry during the summer months.

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Upcoming USDA Webinars

USDA’s Team Nutrition and The Lunch Box is hosting three upcoming technical assistance webinars.

Nutrition Education in the Classroom and Beyond: Tips for Educators
• Wednesday, September 16, 2:00-3:00PM CT
Click here to access the webinar

Kids Eat Real Food – Marketing and Lunchroom Education
• Thursday, September 24, 1:00-2:00PM CT
Click here to access the webinar

The Numbers – Financial Management and Data Tracking
• Thursday, October 22, 3:00-4:00PM CT
Click here to access the webinar

It would be suggested to access the webinar prior to the start time, in the event of potential registration.

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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 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
• Everyone grandfathered in that is currently employed
• See above link for details

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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 by clicking here.

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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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



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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Smart Snack Chocolate Chip Cookie Standardized Recipe

A standardized chocolate chip cookie recipe was recently shared with us that is both Smart Snack complaint for an a la cart program and can be added as an occasional grain-based dessert to your school lunch program. A few schools in SD have taste tested it with students and the results have been positive.

Just remember that all foods served in the reimbursable meal must meet daily or weekly calorie, saturated fat, Trans fat, and sodium 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

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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 ½ 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 ½ 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 ½ cup juice and ½ 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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Institute of Child Nutrition Newsletter Available Online

The Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) newsletter is now available online. ICN has seen great changes and tremendous growth recently, and the newsletter will provide you with up-to-date information. You will find articles, photos, training calendars, and much more.

Go to http://news.theicn.org

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Harvest of the Month – Grant Available

The South Dakota Department of Education, Child and Adult Nutrition Services (SD DOE CANS) in collaboration with South Dakota State University Extension (SDSU Extension) is pleased to announce the Smarter Lunchrooms sub-grant opportunity. The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement and techniques are based on the principles of utilizing environment cues to influence healthy eating behaviors. Budgets are tight and time is often in short supply and the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement recognizes these factors by providing research based and affordable solutions for lunchrooms!

The Grant Application can be accessed here.

Funds are available for Harvest of the Month mini-grants for 2015-16. Amounts vary from $125 to $500 depending on the size of your group. This past year we had 19 schools and agencies provide fruit and vegetable lessons throughout the year. Children experienced informative slide shows from the www.sdharvestofthemonth and taste testing of 8 different fruits and vegetables. Their community stores received quantities of informational consumer materials for the produce area to match their lessons. The application process is simple and we request only a brief pre- and post-survey to help gather impact. Contact karlys.wells@sdstate.edu for more information or to submit your application.

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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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Regulatory Updates

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

Child & Adult Care Food Program

A few new policies were issued for Child & Adult Care Food Program since the last time memos were included in the bulletin. Current policies can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/policy (CACFP memos).

07/31/2015 SP42 CACFP19 SFSP21-2015
Service of Traditional Foods in Public Facilities

07/22/2015 SP10 CACFP05 SFSP10-2014 (v3)
Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs

07/16/2015 TA 01-2015
Child Nutrition Programs and Traditional Foods

07/10/2015 SP40 CACFP18 SFSP 20-2015
2015 Edition of Eligibility Manual for School Meals

06/24/2015 CACFP14-201 5 (v.2)
Infant Feeding in the CACFP - Revised

05/19/2015 SP36 CACFP17 SFSP19-2015
Voluntary Menu Labeling in the NSLP and SBP

School Nutrition Programs (SP memos)

New policies that were issued for school operation and administration since the last time memos were included in the bulletin can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/policy.

08/31/2015 SP43-2015
Administrative Review – Revised Manual, Tools, and Forms

08/03/2015 SP10-2012 (v9)
Q&As on Final Rule "Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs"

07/31/2015 SP42 CACFP19 SFSP21-2015
Service of Traditional Foods in Public Facilities

07/22/2015 SP10 CACFP05 SFSP10-2014 (v3)
Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs

07/21/2015 SP41-2015
Updated Offer vs Serve Guidance for the NSLP and SBP Beginning SY2015-16

07/16/2015 TA 01-2015
Child Nutrition Programs and Traditional Foods

07/10/2015 SP40 CACFP18 SFSP 20-2015
2015 Edition of Eligibility Manual for School Meals

06/26/2015 SP39-2015
Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

06/05/2015 SP38-2015
Mid-Year Elections under the Community Eligibility Provision in SY2015-16

05/22/2015 SP37-2015
2015 Edition of Q&As for NSLP’s Seamless Summer Option

05/19/2015 SP36 CACFP17 SFSP19-2015
Voluntary Menu Labeling in the NSLP and SBP

Summer Food Service Program

New policies that were issued for Summer Food Service Program since the last time memos were included in the bulletin can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/policy (SFSP memos)

07/31/2015 SP42 CACFP19 SFSP21-2015
Service of Traditional Foods in Public Facilities

07/22/2015 SP10 CACFP05 SFSP10-2014 (v3)
Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs

07/16/2015 TA 01-2015
Child Nutrition Programs and Traditional Foods

07/10/2015 SP40 CACFP18 SFSP 20-2015
2015 Edition of Eligibility Manual for School Meals

05/19/2015 SP36 CACFP17 SFSP19-2015
Voluntary Menu

Food Distribution

No new policies have been issues for food distribution programs since the last bulletin. Current policies can be found at:

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

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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:
• Hats Off for Active Schools!
• Let’s Read! Let’s Move! 2015
• Let’s Move! Child Care Celebrates 4th Anniversary – Complete an Action Plan Today!

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



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