Articles in this issue:




A Note from Sandra


Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2014 from all of us in “the CANS Office”. Folks at all levels have implemented many changes in the last year. Recognize the strides you have made. Some made a timeline during training on where you were at with the school lunch changes – it would be interesting to take a similar look at changes in your agency and mark where you are now. Pat yourself on the back for the changes and updates – many have not been easy or quick.

As noted last year, we still anticipate several announcements of new policies and/or proposed regulations. We will forward them to you when they are posted on the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations and policy website as well as noting them in the Bulletin.

Reviews of the Child & Adult Care Food Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program are moving along smoothly for the most part and the new administrative reviews for the school nutrition programs have just begun. We recognize and appreciate all the work that folks do to operate programs in compliance with requirements and provide quality programs to South Dakotans. As always, the reviews are intended to provide technical assistance to ensure programs are operating in compliance rather than being an activity to play “gotcha”.

Thanks for submitting the various reports in a timely manner. We know you have many priorities, and that there are many from monthly claims and food orders to annual reports to review responses. We appreciate your effort to provide timely and accurate information.

The transition to ordering USDA foods on the iCAN system has gone quite smoothly. The staff in CANS and the IT bureau are both relieved to not be working with the old system that we were afraid would ‘break’ at any time. Thanks to all who worked to make this smooth.

As you will see in another article providing updates on the computer system process, we continue with progress to move from a paper system to on-line systems. We appreciate your support as we have talked about this at various meetings and conversations.

All of us every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives. ~ Steven Spielberg

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Community Eligibility Provision (CEP): A new provision option available to schools starting next school year


Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), also known as Community Eligibility Option, is to improve access to free school meals in high poverty School Food Authorities (SFA’s) and schools and to eliminate the administrative burden of collecting household applications.

What is Community Eligibility Provision? Instead of annual household applications, schools use claiming percentages based on the number of identified students for reimbursement in the school. Identified students are primarily certified for free meals through direct certification. SFAs and/or schools must have an identified student percentage of at least 40%. All lunch and breakfast meals are served free to all students.

SFAs multiply the identified student percentage by a factor of 1.6 to arrive at the free claiming percentage. The difference between the free claiming percentage and 100% results in the paid claiming percentage.

The claiming percentage established for a school in the initial year is guaranteed for a period of four school years.

Who are Identified Students? Low income children who are directly certified for free meals without the use of a household application. These students are identified the school year prior to implementing the provision. This includes both students who are directly certified (recipients of SNAP, TANF and FDPIR) and categorically eligible (including Foster, Migrant, Head Start, and Runaway children).

What are the benefits of CEP?
• Increases access to school meals for children in high poverty areas
• No annual household applications
• Eliminates some program administrative burden (no applications to process, no verification activities, simplified meal count procedures)
• No base year (as used in other special provisions)

What should I do if I want more information? Contact the CANS office and ask about how CEP will work for your school. More information can be found on the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) website: http://frac.org/federal-foodnutrition-programs/national-school-lunch-program/community-eligibility/



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New Paid Lunch Equity Tool Now Available


The new PLE Tool for SY14-15 has recently been released! Please follow the link below to access the new PLE tool, and determine paid lunch prices now! Click Here to access the new PLE Tool

Feel free to contact the CANS office with any questions regarding the PLE tool at DOE.SchoolLunch@state.sd.us or by phone at (605) 773-3413.

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USDA issues final rule on Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

This final rule adopts, with some revisions, changes to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) regulations, as set forth in the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2012. The changes conform to requirements contained in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 regarding performance-based cash assistance for school food authorities (SFAs) certified compliant with meal pattern and nutrition standards. The changes finalized in this rule include requiring State agencies to certify participating SFAs that are in compliance with meal pattern and nutrition standard requirements as eligible to receive performance-based cash assistance for each reimbursable lunch.

This rule also finalizes the requirement in the interim final rule that State agencies disburse performance-based cash assistance to certified SFAs, and withhold the performance-based cash assistance from SFAs determined to be out of compliance with meal pattern or nutrition standards during a subsequent administrative review.

Additionally, this final rule is adopting minor changes based on comments on the interim final rule that will help to streamline the certification process. These changes include making permanent the flexibility that State agencies should consider any SFA compliant with the daily and weekly ranges for grain and meat/meat alternates if documentation is compliant with the daily and weekly minimums.

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NSLP Food Distribution (FD)

Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Order Receipt System (FFAVORS WEB):
• We are at the half way point for the school year. Your entitlement usage should be close to half way used.
• If you are having issues with access to FFAVORS WEB please contact Karen Kenton at karen.kenton@dla.mil or 303-961-1235 cell.

Over, Shortage and Damage Reporting (OSD):
• This month there have been a few schools reporting that all products were damaged when received. This is to remind users to read and review where they are adding information. The “Units Received” column prefills with the units shipped. If you are short or long an item, find the item number or commodity name and change the units received column to reflect the change needed. Complete the “Units Damaged” column only if product you received was actually damaged or unusable.

Invoice Notices:
• We send out an email to ALL Billing Contacts listed on the iCAN system notifying them that their invoice has posted. The system will generate an invoice for every order placed, however, only those Agencies ordering Processed Items will have a balance due.
   - This email is your notification to print your iCAN invoice and start your procedures to send your payment to Child and Adult Nutrition Services (CANS).
         Instructions can be found in the iCAN manual in chapter 8 starting on page 35.

• If you are not the correct person to be receiving the notifications please contact Pam McCown at pam.mccown@state.sd.us so we can make sure your accounts are accurate.
• Past due invoices may cause your agency’s orders and deliveries to be placed on hold.

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Revenue from Nonprogram Foods

One of the provisions in the Child Nutrition Reauthorization – Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010established requirements for school food authorities (SFAs) for revenue from foods sold outside of reimbursable meals when those foods are purchased with school food service account funds.

The USDA Policy Memo 30-2011provides background, Questions and Answers, and an Excel-based tool with user instructions that SFAs may use to determine the amount of revenue from nonprogram foods required to comply. A tool for the calculation can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/Policy-Memos/2011/SP39-2011ar.xls. The entire memo can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/Policy-Memos/2011/SP39-2011osr.pdf.

The National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) has a resource on nonprogram food pricing and school food service account management at http://www.nfsmi.org/documentlibraryfiles/PDF/20080225031916.pdf. Please note however that SFAs should ensure that they comply with the requirements of section 206 when using any outside resource.

Some of the Q&As from the memo are:

What is the purpose of the revenue from nonprogram foods provisions?
To ensure that revenues from the sales of nonprogram foods generate at least the same proportion of SFA revenues as they contribute to SFA food costs.

What is considered a nonprogram food?
For the purposes of this provision, a nonprogram food is a food (including beverages) that is sold in a participating school other than a reimbursable meal and is purchased using funds from the school food service account of the school.

What is considered revenue?
Revenue is all money that is provided to the nonprofit school food service account.

How does a SFA determine the “cost to obtain” a nonprogram food?
The cost to obtain a nonprogram food includes only the cost of the food. If a nonprogram food were made from scratch, the SFA would determine the price of ingredients to calculate the food cost. The SFA should not include labor or other costs in this calculation. This same principle applies to calculating program food costs for the purpose of this provision.

How does a SFA determine whether it complies with the Revenue from Nonprogram Foods Sold in Schools provision?
The SFA would determine its total food cost and the proportion of that total that is nonprogram food. The SFA would then calculate the share of total revenue generated from nonprogram food sales over the same period. If the second figure is at least as great as the first figure, then the SFA is generating sufficient revenue from nonprogram food sales. The memo provides an example.

Can an SFA price some nonprogram foods lower than their actual cost?
Yes, as long as the total revenue generated from all nonprogram food sales meets the proportional requirement described above

What period of time should be included in the calculations?
Generally, the SFA uses the revenue and costs for a school year to calculate revenue targets.


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CACFP

Building for the Future
with the CACFP

Mealtime Memos for Child Care

The November 2013 and December 2013 issues of Mealtime Memo for Child Care, the monthly newsletter that includes menus, recipes, and activities related to child care, are now online.

November 2013 Issue:

Lactose Intolerance - What Is It?

People often confuse food allergies and food intolerances because of the similarities in symptoms. However, a food intolerance differs greatly from a food allergy. A food intolerance is a difficulty in digesting a certain food whereas a food allergy involves the immune system. In most cases, a food intolerance is not life-threatening, but symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea can be uncomfortable. This month’s memo will focus on lactose intolerance –the most common food intolerance.

In this issue:
• What is lactose intolerance?
• Tips for managing food intolerance
• Vegetable of the Month: Spinach
• Nutrition Fact of the Month: Useful terms listed on food packages
• Nutrition Tip of the Month: Yogurt cones
• The CACFP Rock Star of the month is Ms. Cecilia Bras, a licensed family child care provider from Maui, HI. In addition to serving healthy and diverse meals, Ms. Bras incorporated the Hawaiian language in her daily curriculum.
• CACFP News: NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo in Washington, DC was November 20-23, 2013. NFSMI presented Basics of Good Nutrition, What Is It?

December 2013 Issue:

Foods: The Importance of Developmental Readiness

Often called baby food or solid food, complementary foods offer additional nutrients when breastmilk and/or iron-fortified formula is no longer enough for healthy growth and development. As a child care provider, parents may ask you questions about starting and serving complementary foods. Understanding this, it’s important to know the basics of developmental readiness and how it relates to starting complementary foods.

In this issue:
• Introducing complementary foods
• Basics of developmental readiness
• Fruit of the Month: Grapefruit
• Nutrition Fact of the Month: Overeating
• Nutrition Tip of the Month: Incorporate colorful plates and eating utensils at mealtime
• The CACFP Rock Star of the month is Ms. Lisa Barnes. Ms. Barnes is a director of a non-profit organization where she serves as a community collaborator for her local housing redevelopment and housing authority’s youth afterschool program. She provides healthy meals to four public housing sites feeding in excess of two-hundred children on a daily basis.

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Summer 2014 – Feeding Options

In South Dakota contact Julie McCord (605) 773-3110 or julie.mccord@state.sd.us for more information on summer feeding options.

The sites participating in summer meals last year are displayed on the FRAC website http://frac.org/federal-foodnutrition-programs/summer-programs/find-summer-food-sites/ or http://www.doe.sd.gov/cans/sfsp.aspx under Documents click on Free Summer Feeding Sites.

The South Dakota Department of Education, Child and Adult Nutrition Services Summer Feeding website is still being updated with the new forms and will not be complete until February 1, 2014. Please do not download outdated forms. These dates are subject to change, as we are still waiting on national guidance for some of the programs, but have set the following dates:

February 2014 - Watch for mailing from Child and Adult Nutrition Services reminder to check summer website http://doe.sd.gov/cans/sfsp.aspx for application, training registrations and dates.

March 1, 2014 – Deadline to register for all returning and new or potential sponsor for Summer Food Service Program and NSLP Seamless Summer trainings.

March 13, 2014 - Prior Successful Sponsor of SFSP Administrative Webinar 2-4:30 CT/1-3:30 MT

March 27, 2014 - NSLP Seamless Summer Webinar 2-4:30 CT/1-3:30 MT (New Program Review Format)

March 25, 2014 - SFSP New or Potential Sponsor - Administrative Training and application assistance all day Pierre, SD with snow date of April 1, 2014.

The Administrative workshop is required for all new administrative (office staff) and sponsors is set for March 25, 2014 in Pierre with a snow date of April 1.

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TEFAP – Wish List Deadline in January

The Emergency Food Assistance Program is conducting a survey from each sponsor inquiring your wish list for the USDA Foods/Commodities you would like to see offered in the next year. The survey was sent to you by email in early December and is due to our office by January 6, 2014. Those who have submitted their input, thank you!

If you have not done so, please complete the form as soon as possible. The form provides a list of the potential state-offered foods to order from. Please rank the top 25 food items on the wish list that your agency would like to see made available to you, with 1 being the first item you would like to see and 25 the lowest ranking of the top 25.

Many items will not get a ranking. Since you have direct contact with the participants, I am relying on your help with determining the needs of our patrons.

*ORDER PERIOD DATES
January 13 – 23 for March delivery
February 10 – 20 for April delivery

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

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Plan now for upcoming School Meal Program changes – SODIUM


The first sodium target will go into effect SY2014-15. There are weekly average maximums for both breakfast and lunch, broken out by grade group. You can view those at http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/sodium.pdf



What can I do this year?

• Look at menu analysis from prior years or conduct an analysis this year to determine current level. Keep in mind changes made after the last analysis.

• Become familiar with sodium sources, ways to reduce it, flavorings that can be used in place of table salt. A resource at National Food Service Management Institute’s Lessons 33 and 34 at http://nfsmi.org/ResourceOverview.aspx?ID=256

• Read labels, product statements, and fact sheets to determine sodium levels

• Review recipes to determine salt quantities and reduced or eliminate when you can. Total elimination is not possible because salt sometimes is needed for the correct chemical reaction.

• Look for recipes that have already been adjusted to lower salt/sodium

• Purchase foods that have no salt added or lower sodium products

• Learn effects of excessive salt and sodium to help explain why the changes are being made

• Seek assistance and guidance from other nutrition professionals

• Look for resources on the web – one example is “Just the Facts: Be Salt-Savvy - Cut Back on Sodium available through Team Nutrition at http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/jtf_sodium.pdf and the Best Practices Sharing Center at http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/best-practices

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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program – Friendly Reminders

As we ring in the 2014, the end of the school year will be here before we know it. Please remember to submit FFVP monthly claims in a timely matter, in accordance with due dates and final deadlines. In addition, please consider the allocation amounts provided, and budget accordingly.

If you have any questions regarding the FFVP, please feel free to contact Rob Ingalls at rob.ingalls@state.sd.us or by phone at 605-773-2977.

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Update on USDA Policy Memos

The following policies have been issued by USDA and are posted on their website. Other policies have been issued, also, but they relate to state agency operation. Only those specific to local agency operation are included here. Although some issue dates are November, they are additions to the USDA website since the last Nutrition Bulletin. If you cannot find what you are looking for through the traditional site you have used or through a search, contact CANS office for assistance.

School Meals - http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/policy

SP15-2014
Paid Lunch Equity School Year 2014-2015 Calculations and Tool
12/24/2013

SP13-2014
School Food Service Account Revenue from the Sale of Non-Program Foods
12/12/2013

SP 11-201
Effective Date of Free or Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determinations
12/03/2013

Policies covering multiple programs – http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/policy

SP 10-2014, CACFP 05-2014, SFSP 10 -2014
Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs
11/14/2013

SP 04-2014, SFSP 04-2014
Promoting Nutrition in Summer Meals
11/12/2013

SP 05-2014, CACFP 02-2014, SFSP 05-2014
Use of School and Census Data
11/12/2013

SP 07-2013, SFSP 07-2013
Expanding Awareness and Access to Summer Meals
11/12/2013

SP 06-2014, CACFP 03-2014, SFSP 06-2014
Available Flexibilities for CACFP At-risk Sponsors and Centers Transitioning to Summer Food Service Program
11/12/2013

SP 08-2014, SFSP 08-2014
Meal Service Requirements
11/12/2013

SP 02-2014, SFSP 02-2014
Mobile Feeding Options in Summer Feeding Programs
11/8/2013

SP 03-2014, CACFP 01-2014,
SFSP 03-2014 Census Data Release: Fiscal Year 2014
11/8/2013

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) - http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/policy

SFSP 09-2014
Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers 2014
11/12/2013

The policy memos for each program are as follows:

School Meal Programs
Child & Adult Care Food Program
Summer Food Service Program
Food Distribution Program for schools
The Emergency Food Assistance Program
Commodity Supplemental Foods Program

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School Health Guidelines Training


This FREE training is targeted towards all school personnel serving students in grades K-12, state education and health agencies, and other stakeholders interested in:

• Enhancing student learning
• Creating a healthier school environment
• Promoting healthy eating and physical activity
• Developing or enhancing a local School Wellness Policy
• Utilizing the strategies and actions presented under the nine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention school health guidelines

March 17, 2014, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Kings Inn Conference Center and Hotel, Pierre, SD


Register online at https://apps.sd.gov/Applications/DE49TrnTracker/Secure/AvailableClasses.aspx

For more information contact Karen Keyser, Health and Physical Education Specialist, South Dakota Depart¬ment of Education, at (605) 773-6808 or email Karen.keyser@state.sd.us.

Meals, mileage and substitute teacher pay will be reimbursed for up to 3 people per school district or agency. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Kings Inn. Call 224-5951 by March 3, 2014.

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Physical Activity News

Below includes various news related to physical activity, from success stories at community parks throughout the nation to interactive wellness resources provided by Sanford/Web MD. Check it out!

“Park Prescriptions”- is a concept that connects the healthcare community and public lands to create healthier people across the United States through exercise prescription outdoors. Park prescriptions aim to strengthen linkages between public parks and healthcare sectors.

Click Here to view success stories from the National Recreation and Park Association, which includes engaging stories from around the nation of how focused efforts on community parks have had a positive impact on youth wellness.

United States Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking, is tentatively expected to be released in May 2014. At the December Everybody Walk! conference, sponsored by the America Walks campaign, the CDC announced the production of a Surgeon General’s report “a call to action on walking.” Walking is the most reported form of physical activity and the Surgeon General wants to encourage more Americans to get walking! http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/

2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans – The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides science-based guidance to help Americans aged 6 and older improve their health through appropriate physical activity. The current recommendations are:
• Adults: For health benefits, adults should engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination of both, each week. Adults should also perform muscle-strengthening activities that are moderate to high intensity and involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days per week. Muscle strengthening activities should include all major muscle groups (i.e. legs, hips, back, chest, stomach, shoulders, and arms). Exercises for each muscle group should be repeated 8 to 12 times per session.
• Older Adults: Guidelines for adults also apply to older adults. When older adults cannot do 150 minutes of aerobic activity, they should be as active as their conditions and abilities allow.
• Children and Adolescents: Children and adolescents should engage in 60 minutes or more of physical activity daily. Most of the 60 minutes should consist of aerobic activity and part of their 60 minutes should include muscle-strengthening physical activity 3 days per week and bone-strengthening physical activity 3 days per week.

Sanford/WebMD fit – Sanford Health and WebMD teamed up to develop a comprehensive collection of resources to empower children and parents to make healthy lifestyles choices towards prevention of childhood obesity. The FIT platform is based on the latest scientific and behavioral research designed to educate, motivate, and inspire children of all ages to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle. There are four pillars to the FIT platform: FOOD: Nutritional Fitness, MOVE: Physical Fitness, MOOD: Emotional Fitness and RECHARGE: Behavioral Fitness. For more, visit http://fit.webmd.com/default.htm



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HealthierUS School Challenge Webinar recording available

USDA has made a new HUSSC Webinar recording available. It can be viewed by clicking the following link: Let's Get Active! Nutrition Education, Physical Education, and Physical Activity HUSSC Criteria, and look under HUSSC Presentations and Materials.

The webinar highlights valuable information and tips surrounding the HUSSC nutrition education, physical education, and physical activity criteria.

For more information about the HealthierUS School Challenge, please visit: teamnutrition.usda.gov/healthierus/index.html.



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Grant Opportunities and Deadlines from National Gardening Association

2014 Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant: Applications due January 17, 2014
• Now in its fourth year, the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant will provide 50 programs, in the United States and internationally, funding and supplies to begin or sustain garden programming for youth. To date, over 150 programs in 13 countries around the world have been awarded.

2014 Mantis Tiller Award: Applications due March 7, 2014
• Mantis and Kidsgardening.org proudly present the 2014 Mantis Tiller Awards! For the past 18 years, this program has provided 25 tillers to gardening programs across the United States. In the past, winners have included schools, churches, correctional facilities, parks departments, youth camps, community gardens, and many others.

Other Grants

K-12 Student Teams Can Win Science Awards
The program (http://www.exploravision.org) is looking for projects which offer ideas and inventions capable of making the world a better place. The school submitting the most eligible projects will receive $1,000 worth of Toshiba technology.
Each student on the four first-place Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision winning teams will receive a $10,000 savings bond; students on second-place teams will each receive a $5,000 savings bond. Members of the eight teams will also receive an expenses-paid trip with their families, mentors and coaches to Washington, DC for an awards weekend in June 2014.

Foundation: Toshiba and the Nat'l Science Teachers Assn. (NSTA)
Opportunity: ExploraVision Program
Funding Focus: Science education, youth (Funding supports student-led science projects)
Geographic Focus: National
Eligibility: K-12 student-led teams, schools
Funding: Eight winners, up to $10,000 each
Deadline: Jan. 30, 2014

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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:
• Ring in the New Year with Let’s Move!
• Communities Encourage Healthy Choices through the Media-Smart Youth Program
• Let’s Move! This Winter

Visit the ‘Let’s Move Blog’ here: http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/all



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YOUR MENUS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED!

Congratulations to the following school districts/agencies that have achieved menu certification. You are commended for your work in meeting the new meal pattern requirements!

November Certifications
Alcester-Hudson School District
Belle Fourche School District
Castlewood School District
Centerville School District
Hot Springs School District
Huron School District
Irene-Wakonda School District
Madison Central School District
Marion School District
Vermillion School District
Winner School District

December Certifications
Aberdeen School District
Bennett County School District
Bethesda Lutheran School
Chamberlain School District
Christian Center Elementary School
Corsica School District
Custer School District
Dakota Valley School District
Dell Rapids School District
East Dakota Educational Cooperative
Flandreau School District
Gayville-Volin School District
Grant-Deuel School District
Hill City School District
Jones County
Kadoka Area School District
McCook Central School District
McCrossan Boys Ranch
Pierre Indian Learning Center
Sanborn Central School District
Scotland School District
Sioux Falls School District
Sioux Valley School District
Smee School District
Spearfish School District
St. Agnes School
St. Thomas Aquinas School
Viborg-Hurley School District
White Lake School District

January Certifications
Arlington School District
Avon School District
Beresford School District
Black Hills Works
Bon Homme School District
Canton School District
Children's Care Hospital & School
Childrens Home Society of SD
DeSmet School District
Dupree School District
ECCO Inc.
Elkton School District
Eureka School District
Freeman School District
Human Service Agency-ATCO
Immaculate Conception School
Ipswich Public School District
Lead-Deadwood School District
McLaughlin School District
Meade School District
Milbank School District
Minnehaha Co. Regional Detention Center
New Underwood School District
Northwestern Area School District
Platte -Geddes School District
Rapid City Area School District
Rapid City Catholic School System
Summit School District
Watertown School District
Wolsey-Wessington School District
Yankton School District


February Certifications
Agar-Blunt-Onida School District
Armour School District
Baltic School District
Brandon Valley School District
Brookings School District
Colman-Egan School District
Deubrook Area School District
Deuel School District
Douglas School District
Hoven School District
James Valley Christian School
Lake Preston School District
Lyman School District
Miller Area School District
Oelrichs School District
Oglala Lakota College
Oldam-Ramona School District
Red Cloud Indian School
SD Dept.of Human Services
South Central School District(Bonesteel-Fairfax)
Stanley County School District
Tea Area School District
Timber Lake School District
Wagner Community School District
Waubay School district
Webster Area School District
Woonsocket School District

March Certifications
Andes Central School District
Big Stone City School District
Bowdle School District
Britton- Hecla School District
Edgemont School District
Ethan School District
Groton Area School District
Hamlin School District
Herreid School District
Howard School District
Lemmon School District
Mobridge-Pollock School District
Mount Vernon School District
Our Home Inc.
Parker School District
Pierre Public School
Plankinton School District
Porcupine Contract School
Redfield School District
SD Achieve ( Sioux Vocational Services Inc)
SD Dept of Social Services
SD Dept.of Corrections
Shannon County School District
Sisseton School District
St. Joseph Catholic School
St. Joseph Indian School
Stickney School District
Todd County School District
Tripp-Delmont School District
Waverly School District
Wilmot School District

April Certifications
Abbott House
Cheyenne River BIA Schools
Crazy Horse Day School
Elk Point-Jefferson School District
Faulkton Area School District
Kimball School District
Little Wound School System
Parkston School District
Wessington Springs School District
Bridgewater-Emery School District
Canistota School District
Clark School District
Dakota Milestones (Chamberlain ATC)
Edmunds Central School District
Lennox School District

May Certifications
Advance
Colome Consolidated School District
Community Connections Inc.
Enemy Swim Day School
Flandreau Indian School
Frederick Area School District
Gregory School District
Hitchcock-Tulare School District
John Paul II Elementary School
Leola School District
Live Center Inc.
Loneman School Corporation
Menno School District
Rutland School District
Southeastern Behavorial Healthcare Center
Wall School District
White River School District

June Certifications
Gettysburg School District
Highmore-Harrold School District
Langford Area School District
Rosholt School District
Selby Area School District
Tiospa Zina Tribal School
Volunteers of America-Dakotas
West Central School District
Willow Lake School District

July Certifications
Chester Area School District
Estelline School District
SESDAC
Sioux Falls Catholic Schools

August Certifications
Black Hills Special Services Co-op
DakotAbilities
Doland School District
Harrisburg School District
Iroquois School District
Montrose School District
Sacred Heart School

November ’13 Certifications
Hanson School District
Aberdeen Catholic Schools
Holy Cross School

December ’13 Certifications
Sitting Bull School



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Useful Links

Check out the useful links below to keep updated on healthy practices in your child nutrition programs. Consider bookmarking them on your computer for easier access.

Child & Adult Nutrition Services
Webpage
Nutrition Bulletin
Team Nutrition Newsletter

USDA – check this site out for the most up-to-date information on program requirements
Webpage
Regulations
Guidance & Resources
MyPlate


Coordinated School Health – Working partnership between the SD Departments of Education and Health to coordinate programming to improve the health and educational outcomes of young people.
Webpage
News Infused e-newsletter

School Nutrition Association of SD (SNASD)
Keep abreast of what is happening in the State Association by visiting the SNASD website and newsletter
Website
Newsletter

Fuel Up to Play 60 – Check out this website for resources on healthy eating and physical activity ideas promoting school wellness along with opportunities for obtaining monies for your program. Several contests starting now.
Website
E-Newsletter

HealthySD.gov - check out this website for information on living healthy
Working on Wellness Newsletter

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