Articles in this issue:




A Note from Sandra


As many agencies prepare for a new year and others continue their operations, the start of a new school year is akin to the start of the new calendar year. We think about what we want to keep, what we want to do differently, set goals, and start new procedures. I hope that includes time to make healthy steps. Many organizations, including the School Nutrition Association, have programs that provide ideas for achievable goals that help you build in new healthy routines. SD’s School Nutrition Association has won several monthly awards for participants meeting the challenges.

Some agencies are winding up their summer meal programs that provide nutritious food to children in areas of need and help reduce that summer gap in learning. Agencies provided promotions to encourage children to read and be active in addition to getting nutrition. Thanks for your efforts to meet the needs. It will be time to start planning for next summer before you know it!

Child & Adult Nutrition Services has several new staff members. We continue to assess tasks and increase our cross training among all programs in the coming year. Over the summer we welcomed Mikayla Hardy and Carrie Weller to our group. A listing of our staff members and contact information can be found on the DOE website at http://doe.sd.gov/about.aspx under the Division of Education Services & Support.

New meal patterns have been announced for the Child & Adult Care Food Program. We are assessing the potential to allow agencies to implement them early, if they so choose.

New federal processes require agencies that receive money or food to have DUNS numbers and to register them in SAM, and for us to provide Grant Award Notifications; new state procedures require us to have specific language in attestation statements; and new regulations for FDPIR and CSFP resulted in changes to the agreement and notifications to participants for certain organizations.

I hope that you will find success as you move on in to the new program year. 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 and for one another.

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iCAN Webinar – August 15 – 2:30-4:30


An iCAN SNP webinar is scheduled for August 15 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm CDT. To join the webinar, please click this hyperlink Join Skype Meeting or https://meet.lync.com/southdakotastateof/beth.henrichsen/TF0LVK4Q
To join by phone call phone number: 866-410-8397 and use Conference ID: 7587919653



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iMATCH Training Available – August 18 OR September 8


Child & Adult Nutrition Services will be providing training sessions on the iMATCH system.

The same material will be provided at both sessions:
• Thursday, August 18: 10:00 – 11:00 CT
• Thursday, September 8: 2:00 – 3:00 CT

Click the link below to access the webinar:
Join Skype Meeting

Call-in number: 866-410-8397
Conference ID: 5928755239

When accessing the webinar, please remember to press ‘mute’ on your phone, and mute the computer microphone to avoid feedback.

iMATCH 2016 Training <--- Click Here to access a copy of the training PowerPoint slides

Feel free to contact the CANS office with any questions:
605-773-3413
DOE.SchoolLunch@state.sd.us

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Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program – Optional Follow-up Call – September 22

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program participants have been notified of program selection, alerted of their available allocation amounts, and notified of additional steps requiring completion (returning FFVP addendum, completing the FFVP Sponsor Application in iCAN, and completing the FFVP quiz).

Call-In Number: 866-410-8397
Conference Code: 5928755239

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CANS Welcomes Back Karen Webber-Boyer

Hello. My name is Karen Webber-Boyer. I am one of the new program specialists with the Child and Adult Nutrition Division. However, I am not new to many of you as I provided assistance to the National School Lunch Program Food Distribution and TEFAP programs during the 2014-2015 school year. I served in the position that Darcy Beougher now fills. I left the division for a short time and am happy for the opportunity to rejoin the committed and dedicated CANS team! I am looking forward to learning and applying my new duties supporting NSLP, TEFAP and other CANS programs as they are evolve and are defined.

I grew up on a ranch south of Ft Pierre with 4 brothers, moved to my grandfather’s ranch on Bad River for a short time and later moved to Ft. Pierre where I live with my husband Duane and our four rescued dogs.

I have been employed with state government for almost 26 years – and counting – with 23 years with the Department of Agriculture. Throughout the many years, I have been blessed to work for, and with, great people whom I have learned so much and am excited to learn much more in my position as program specialist with CANS.


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CANS Welcomes Mikayla Hardy

Hello! My name is Mikayla Hardy. I recently graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics. While going to school at SDSU I worked at Advance, which is a community support provider in Brookings. I am originally from Aberdeen, SD. I graduated from Aberdeen Central High School. While in high school I worked as a lifeguard and swimming lesson instructor at the YMCA. I was also a nanny for a few summers while I was in college.

I will be working mostly with the school nutrition programs. I am excited to get started and to learn all there is to know about the child and adult nutrition programs and to provide the schools with the tools necessary to make their nutrition programs the best they can be.

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Building for the Future with the CACFP


Mealtime Memos for Child Care

The June 2016 and July 2016 issues of Mealtime Memo for Child Care, the monthly newsletter that includes menus, recipes, and activities related to child care, are now online.

June Memo:
For Good Nutrition - Eat Foods in Season:
Good nutrition is the cornerstone of good health. A balanced diet filled with a variety of nutritious foods helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and obesity. In addition, when young children develop healthy eating habits, that include nutritious foods, they are more likely to continue these healthy habits into adulthood. Therefore, this memo will feature three key reasons to incorporate seasonal foods in your child care menus for good nutrition.

July Memo:
Got Time? Online Courses for Professional Development

Training and professional development are essential resources for success in a child care setting. Not only does it help everyone to succeed in their day-to-day roles and responsibilities, but training and professional development also increases confidence among staff. However, finding time to attend training can be a challenge for some child care professionals. Therefore, this memo features strategies for obtaining professional development through online courses.

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Food Distribution Bulletin

Ordering Schedule:
• September’s order opened on July 11 and closed July 19.
• October’s order will open August 8 and close August 15 at 9 am

Surveys:
• Some of the agencies are not seeing all months available –June is still showing and should not (no deliveries in June). Software Company is working on the fix for this.
• Asian Food Solutions has sent me a letter (July 19) that requests schools to not menu their items until mid to late October. Due to production issues following the recall of Pilgrims Pride Waco Plant.
   - The schools ordering Tangerine chicken item 300204 on survey 123 for September will not be receiving due to the production issues.
   - October survey requests will not be added to the October order for Asian Food items.
   - JTM additional survey items for Beef

Bids - Beef and Turkey
• Cargill Meat Solutions was awarded the contract for RFP 624 Turkey. (New processing survey 126)
• JTM Food Group was awarded the contract for RFP 623 Beef. (New processing survey 129)

United States Department of Agriculture Tools website:
• If agencies would like additional USDA help on determining which item is the best fit for their agency. The below links are useful:
   - Tools for schools http://www.fns.usda.gov/usda-foods/usda-foods-toolkit-child-nutrition-programs
   - USDA Food Cost Analysis: http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA_Foods_Cost_Analysis_Tool.xlsx

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Summer Food Service Program and South Dakota Hunger Summit and Western SD Partners Against Hunger Workshop - Save the Dates


The Summer Food Service Program had 44 sponsors and 93 sites this summer. The SFSP Administrative Reviews are underway. The sponsors will complete surveys regarding the program to be used to plan for the 2017 session in late September and early October.

South Dakota Partners Against Hunger work toward solving hunger issues in the state. If you would like to learn more about ways to address hunger, meet with community partners and grass root stakeholders you can plan to attend any of the events being planned for this fall. Save the date for the Western SD Hunger Workshop – sponsored by South Dakota Partners Against Hunger being held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in Rapid City, SD at the Calvary Lutheran Church, 5311 Sheridan Lake Road. The South Dakota Hunger Summit – sponsored by South Dakota Partners Against Hunger and the McGovern Center is being held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 in Mitchell, SD.

The programs that the South Dakota Department of Education will have presentations or information available at includes: Summer Food Service Program, Seamless Summer Option, The Emergency Food Assistance Program and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Registrations for the events are asked for in advance and will be available soon on the http://www.partnersagainsthunger.org/hunger-summit/ website.

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Verification – Getting Started

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

Remember-you can begin verification activities once the application approval process for the current school year begins and there are approved applications on file. Please refer to the SY16-17 Eligibility Manual for more information or contact the CANS office. The sooner the process starts, the easier it is to meet the November 15 deadline!

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

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NEW INFORMATION ON HOUSEHOLD ELIGIBILITY – Household not applied

ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS THAT HAVE NOT APPLIED
Local school officials may complete an application for a child known to be eligible for meal benefits if the household has not applied. When exercising this option, the school official must complete an application on behalf of the child based on the best household size and income information or Other Source Categorical Eligibility status known to the official.

The source of the information must be noted on the application. Names of household members, the last four digits of the social security number, and the signature of an adult household member need not be secured. These applications are excluded from verification. However, the household must be notified that the child has been certified to receive free or reduced price benefits. This option is intended for limited use in individual situations and must not be used to make eligibility determinations for categories or groups of children. **From the Eligibility Manual for School Meals: Determining and Verifying Eligibility, July 2015.

It is understood that situations do present themselves where this could be a great benefit to children in some households. However, this process can be used only in situations of an extreme nature. Applications gathered this way, with no access to verifying information, should be a rarity in your program, not the standard.

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Paid Lunch Equity Tool for SY16-17 & Training Webinar Available

Held over from previous month:
The Paid Lunch Equity Tool for SY16-17 is available, and posted on the CANS-NSLP webpage. Please feel free to visit the Paid Lunch Equity section of the webpage to calculate lunch meal prices.

To view the Paid Lunch Equity Pricing Tool webinar, click the following link:
PLE Tool – Pricing
PLE Tool SY16-17
PLE Exempt Request SY16-17
PLE Memo 09-2016

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Adding Operating Sites to the SFA

Held over from previous month: As some may recall, all SFAs were required to have one week of menus reviewed by the State Agency, in order to be considered certified. This certification is considered ‘one-time only’, and was used to demonstrate that the SFA is able to plan menus which meet meal pattern requirements.

Please look at the two options below, to determine if the newly added site DOES or DOES NOT need to certify menus with the CANS Office:

1. If a menu certified SFA adds a site to their agency, and the newly added site is using a menu planner which is outside of the SFA (for example, a hutterite colony school or secondary menu planner outside the immediate scope of the certified district), the newly added site will need to certify menus with the CANS Office.

2. If the newly added site is following the same menu plan and direction as the previously certified SFA, the site does not need to go through the work of certifying menus.

Please feel free to contact the CANS Office with questions in the area of menu certification for newly added sites.
605-773-3413
DOE.SchoolLunch@state.sd.us

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Chamberlain School District earns Alliance for Healthier Generation Bronze Award


Chamberlain School District has earned the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Bronze Award. They are also the first district in South Dakota to have all schools receive national recognition by receiving the Bronze Healthy Schools Award and the first South Dakota High School to ever receive national recognition!

Team members include: Holly Evans, Luke Giese, Linda Johnson, Jerry Rhodes, Kelli Pazour, Cassie Pearson, and Shandra Thomas. Linda Johnson, School Nurse, was instrumental (the work-horse) in leading the group to achieve this honor!

“I have been impressed with your dedication and all of the hard work you have done over the last 3 years. You are an amazing team and well deserving of all three of these awards!” D. Johnson, Supt., Chamberlain School District.

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Breakfast in School

Are you looking for ideas to implement breakfast, expand it, or increase participation? Is the connection made between breakfast and learning? Did you know breakfast can help decrease tardiness? Several groups have ideas and resources such as No Kid Hungry, Dairy Council of the Midwest, Food Research Action Center, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and School Nutrition Association support breakfast availability and expansion. There is even a website for breakfast in the classroom! You can find it at http://breakfastintheclassroom.org/. Groups working together can help spread a consistent message and maximize the limited resources.

Are you promoting breakfast? Do you know if children eat at home? Do you set schedules for classroom and busses to give children time to eat breakfast?

The agency’s application can be modified at any time to make changes such as adding breakfast, doing a pilot breakfast, or breakfast in the classroom.

As a reminder, schools that charge for meals and offer breakfast and lunch are required to notify families at least twice annually that if they are eligible for free or reduced price lunches, they are also eligible for free or reduced price breakfasts. One of the notices is in the application packet. The other notice can be done through a variety of methods such as robo-calling, website, printed on menus, special promotions, newspaper or newsletter articles and announcements, postcards, emails, etc.

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Updated Policies and Regulations

Some policies have multiple numbers. That means those apply to multiple programs.

Child & Adult Care Food Program
New CACFP meal patterns were announced and are effective Oct 1, 2017. http://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/federal-register-documents
Current policies can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/policy No new policies have been issued since the last Bulletin.

08/05/2016 CACFP20-2016 Water Availability in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

07/29/2016 SP50 CACFP19 SFSP17-2016 2016 Edition of the Eligibility Manual for School Meals

07/20/2016 SP49 CACFP18-2016 Resources for Making Potable Water Available in Schools and Child Care Facilities

07/14/2016 CACFP17-2016 Nutrition Requirements for Fluid Milk and Fluid Milk Substitutions in the CACFP, Q&As

07/13/2016 SP48 CACFP16 SFSP16-2016 Using Federal Funds to Support FoodCorps Service Members

06/30/2016 CACFP 15-2016 Optional Best Practices to Further Improve Nutrition in the Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Pattern

06/24/2016 SP42 CACFP14-2016 Early Implementation of the Updated CACFP Meal Pattern Requirements and the NSLP and SBP Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns

06/22/2016 SP41 CACFP13 SFSP15-2016 The Use of Share Tables in Child Nutrition Programs

06/02/2016 SP39_CACFP11_SFSP13_2016 State Agency Prior Approval Process for SFA Equipment Purchases

06/02/2016 SP40_CACFP12_SFSP14-2016 Updated Guidance: Contracting with Food Service Management



School Nutrition Programs (SP memos) can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/policy. One new policy has been issued.

08/05/2016 SP51-2016 Ensuring Year-long Eligibility in the School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

08/05/2016 SP52-2016 Early Implementation of Eligibility Carryover Period for Students Transitioning from Provision Schools: State Agency Extension Option

07/29/2016 SP50 CACFP19 SFSP17-2016 2016 Edition of the Eligibility Manual for School Meals

07/20/2016 SP49 CACFP18-2016 Resources for Making Potable Water Available in Schools and Child Care Facilities

07/13/2016 SP48 CACFP16 SFSP16-2016 Using Federal Funds to Support FoodCorps Service Members

07/08/2016 SP46-2016 Unpaid Meal Charges: Local Meal Charge Policies (Note that while this one says a policy, USDA stated at conference this summer that it can be a procedure. That will be defined in an upcoming Q&A.

07/08/2016 SP47-2016 Unpaid Meal Charges: Clarification on Collection of Delinquent Meal Payments

06/30/2016 SP44-2016 Administrative Review: Revised Manual, Forms, and Tools for SY2016-17

06/30/2016 SP43-2016 Ensuring Access to Free and Reduced Price School Meals for Low-Income Students

06/30/2016 SP45-2016 Draft Tool for Local Agency Procurement Reviews of SFAs in SY2016-17

06/24/2016 SP42 CACFP14-2016 Early Implementation of the Updated CACFP Meal Pattern Requirements and the NSLP and SBP Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns

06/22/2016 SP41 CACFP13 SFSP15-2016 The Use of Share Tables in Child Nutrition Programs

06/02/2016 SP40_CACFP12_SFSP14-2016 Updated Guidance: Contracting with Food Service Management

06/02/2016 SP39_CACFP11_SFSP13_2016 State Agency Prior Approval Process for SFA Equipment Purchases

05/26/2016 SP38-2016 Q&As on the Final Rule “Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010”

05/25/2016 SP37-2016 Meaningful Access for Persons with Limited English Proficiency in the School Meal Programs: Guidance and Q&As

05/18/2016 SP06 SFSP06-2016v2 Promoting Nutrition in Summer Meal Program with Best Practices

05/11/2016 SP36-2016 FFVP Allocation of Funds for School Year 2016-2017

05/05/2016 SP35-2016 Bonding Requirements for Food Service Management Companies and other Subcontractors

New regulations released for School Programs:

07/29/2016 Final Rule: Eliminating Applications Through Community Eligibility as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

07/29/2016 Final Rule: National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Eliminating Applications Through Community Eligibility as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

07/29/2016 Final Rule: Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the HHFKA of 2010



Summer Food Service Program
Current policies can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/policy. No new policies have been issued since the last Bulletin.

Food Distribution
07/29/2016 SP50 CACFP19 SFSP17-2016 2016 Edition of the Eligibility Manual for School Meals

07/13/2016 SP48 CACFP16 SFSP16-2016 Using Federal Funds to Support FoodCorps Service Members

06/22/2016 SP41 CACFP13 SFSP15-2016 The Use of Share Tables in Child Nutrition Programs

06/02/2016 SP39_CACFP11_SFSP13_2016 State Agency Prior Approval Process for SFA Equipment Purchases

06/02/2016 SP40_CACFP12_SFSP14-2016 Updated Guidance: Contracting with Food Service Management

05/18/2016 SP06 SFSP06-2016v2 Promoting Nutrition in Summer Meal Program with Best Practices

05/05/2016 SFSP12-2016 SFSP Participation by Higher Education Institutions, Hospitals, and other Non-Profit Organizations under Contract with a FSMC

Food Distribution
Food Distribution policies for school nutrition programs can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/policy.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program – http://www.fns.usda.gov/csfp/policy

Recently released policies for both programs are as follows:

06/10/2016 FD-138 Written Notice and Referral Requirements for Beneficiaries Receiving TEFAP and CSFP Benefits from Religious Organizations

05/05/2016 FD-099 Questions and Answers about Waiting Lists and Caseload Management (Revised)

05/04/2016 FD-079 Retroactive Food Package Distributions (Revised)

New regulations include

06/14/2016 Briefing Sheet: 7CFR Part250 Final Rule

06/14/2016 Side-by-Side: 7CFR Part250 Final Rule

The Emergency Food Assistance Program – http://www.fns.usda.gov/tefap/policy

06/10/2016 FD-138 Written Notice and Referral Requirements for Beneficiaries Receiving TEFAP and CSFP Benefits from Religious Organizations

Federal Notices regarding the Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Programs:

08/11/2016 Comment Request - Erroneous Payments in Child Care Centers Study (EPICCS)
Comments Due 09/12/2016

08/09/2016 Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)

08/05/2016 CACFP: National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home; Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)

08/10/2016 Comment Request - Third Access Participation Eligibility and Certification Study Series (APEC III) Comments Due 10/11/2016

08/05/2016 National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)

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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:
• Mrs. Obama’s Visit to Our School
• The TODAY Show Debuts the Garden on the Go! With Fruits and Vegetables from the White House Kitchen Garden

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

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