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March NSLP Webinar. Heather Blume, MS, RD, LD, NSLP Coordinator Ed Herrera, MPA, SNS, USDA Foods, FFVP, NSLP Coordinator. Objectives:. Policy Memos New Whole Grain Resource Non-creditable Grains Product Formulation Sheet Collecting Labels Wellness Policy Proposed Rule

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March nslp webinar

March NSLP Webinar

Heather Blume, MS, RD, LD, NSLP Coordinator

Ed Herrera, MPA, SNS, USDA Foods, FFVP, NSLP Coordinator


Objectives
Objectives:

Policy Memos

New Whole Grain Resource

Non-creditable Grains

Product Formulation Sheet

Collecting Labels

Wellness Policy Proposed Rule

Changes to the CNP Website

Refresher on FFVP

Program Updates


Policy memos
Policy Memos

SP21-2014 Community Eligibility Provision: Guidance and Q&A

SP23-2014 Q&A Related to the “Smart Snacks” Interim Rule

SP25-2014 SFAs Purchasing from U.S DoD Fresh for FFVP

SP26-2014 Q&A for Certification of Compliance with NSLP Meal Pattern

SP28-2014 Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for SY 2014-15

Sp29-2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act Report Language on Waivers for SBP and Smart Snacks

SP 32-2014 Community Eligibility Provision: Annual Notification and Publication Requirements


SP21-2014 Community Eligibility Provision: Guidance and Q&A’s SP 32-2014 Community Eligibility Provision: Annual Notification & Publication Requirements

  • To be eligible:

    • Minimum level of 40% of identified students

    • SFA must serve free meals to all students

    • SFA must NOT collect free and reduced applications

  • Identified Students:

    • Directly Certified Students (SNAP, TANF, FDPIR, DC siblings or household members)

    • Homeless, runaway, Head Start, migrant youth

    • DOES NOT INCLUDE those on F/R applications


Sp21 2014 community eligibility provision guidance and q a s
SP21-2014 Community Eligibility Provision: Guidance and Q&A’s

  • Claiming percentages:

    • Established first year

    • May be used for 4 school years

    • May be increased each year if identified student percentages increase

    • The percentage of identified students is multiplied by 1.6 to get the free reimbursement rate

    • The remaining percentage of meals will be paid at the paid rate


Community eligibility
Community Eligibility

  • *Identified Students: Directly Certified Students (SNAP, TANF, FDPIR, DC siblings or household members), homeless, runaway, Head Start, migrant youth


Community eligibility1
Community Eligibility

  • Participation

    • By district or by school

    • Schools may be grouped together to form an eligible group

  • Reporting to Determine Eligibility

    • The number of identified students

    • Enrollment at each participating school

    • April 1st data (or first school date after April 1st)

    • Submitted no later than April 15th

  • Resources

    • http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/cnp/nslp/cep.htm


Sp23 2014 questions and answers related to the smart snacks interim f inal rule
SP23-2014 Questions and Answers Related to the “Smart Snacks” Interim Final Rule

Smart Snacks nutrition standards are required to be implemented July 1, 2014

Policy memo available on the Child Nutrition Website under the National School Lunch tab  Smart Snacks

This can be seen on the next slide


SP25-2014 School Food Authorities (SFAs) Purchasing Produce from U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Vendors Using Section 4 and 11 or Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Funds

SFAs may buy fresh fruit and vegetables from DoD Fresh vendors

Per regulations, SFAs must conduct an informal or formal procurement process

If the DoD Fresh vendor won the bid, the SFA must contract directly with the vendor

SFAs may not place orders through the DoD’s FFAVORS system for any purchases using section 4 and 11 or FFVP funds


SP26-2014 New Questions and Answers Related to the Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program

The 6 Cents Final Rule was published on January 3, 2014

A new set of questions and answers is now available for 6 Cents inquiries

The new Q&As will supersede SP31-2012


Sp28 2014 paid lunch equity guidance for sy 2014 2015
SP28-2014 Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for SY 2014-2015

  • Extends the availability of an exemption to the Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) requirements

    • Must have strong financial standing

    • Must demonstrate that the SFA has been certified as meeting the meal requirements

    • Can demonstrate the increase in price will cause the SFA to exceed the 3 month operating balance

    • Schools who were exempted last year must reapply


Sp28 2014 paid lunch equity guidance for sy 2014 20151
SP28-2014 Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for SY 2014-2015

  • Requirements to apply for an exemption

    • SFA certified to meet the meal pattern requirements

    • Financially prepared to meet future meal pattern requirements (e.g. sodium requirements)

    • Taking steps to meet Smart Snacks requirements

    • SFA corrected any deficiencies found during an Administrative Review

    • All child nutrition staff vacancies are filled

    • SFA has all necessary equipment for cafeteria and kitchen


Sp29-2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act Report Language on Waivers for School Breakfast and Smart Snacks

Waiver

No waivers for changes to the School Breakfast Program

No waivers for the Smart Snacks Requirements

Program changes will go into effect on July 1, 2014


Whole grain resource
Whole Grain Resource

  • New Whole Grain Resource Available at:

    • http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/WholeGrainResource.pdf

  • Two different ways to determine component crediting:

    • Exhibit A with Nutrition labels and ingredient lists

    • 16g creditable grains allowable on manufacturer specification sheets

  • Non creditable grains

  • New product formulation sheet format


Non creditable grains
Non-Creditable Grains:

  • Non-whole grain or grain fractions that are not enriched (Grain fractions are parts of grain, like bran, germ and starch) 

  • Flours, meals, and starches from potato, legumes (including soy),  or other vegetables

    Examples: 

    • Oat Fiber

    • Corn fiber

    • Wheat starch

    • Corn starch

    • Bran, germ

    • Modified food starch

    • Potato flour/starch

    • Soy flour

    • Chicory root powder

    • Corn meal (not whole)

    • Wheat flour (unenriched)

    • Rice flour

  • Wheat Gluten is neither a creditable nor  a non-creditable grain--you may ignore it

  • Ready to Eat cereals can contain more than 6.99gm of non-creditable grains as long as the primary ingredient is a whole grain and the product is fortified (Fortification=whole product enrichment)

  • http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/WholeGrainResource.pdfSee Page 7 for Non-creditable grains

  • http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/SP10-2012av7.pdfSee page 24, Question 21



Collecting labels
Collecting Labels

  • Labels must be saved for the nutrient analysis portion of the Administrative Review

  • Acceptable documentation includes:

    • Nutrient labels and ingredient lists for grain items

    • Manufacturer specification sheet

    • Product Formulation Sheet

    • CN label 


Best if used by dates
Best if Used By Dates

All Flour Inventory usage has dropped between 33% and 50% from last year

You may have received flour with a February Best if Used By Date

Best if Used by Date is not an Expiration Date

Flour has been stored in cooler since receipt

Peanut Butter Example


Wellness policy proposed rule
Wellness Policy Proposed Rule

Proposed rule incorporates the following changes:

  • Requires name, position, title and contact information of the LEA official with information on how the public can get involved

  • Use evidence based strategies (i.e. Smarterlunchroom.org and HUSSC)

  • Include policies the restrict the marketing of foods/beverages to items that comply with Smart Snacks

  • Inform and update the public

  • Annual progress reports/updates for each school in the district

  • Conduct an assessment every three years of the wellness policy efficacy

  • http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/LWPproprulesummary.pdf


Changes to website
Changes to Website

Check out the YouTube channel that broadcasts CNP information!

New location for Child Nutrition State Agency Staff Information


Fruits and vegetables eligible for the ffvp
Fruits and Vegetables Eligible for the FFVP

  • Must be fresh

    • NOT canned, frozen, or dried

  • Dips are allowable for vegetables only

    • Must be nonfat or low-fat

    • If you have a question on a certain dip, contact the State Agency for further clarification

  • FFVP Applications now available on the CNP Website

    • Due April 30th


Updates
Updates

  • Flavors available in 32oz Case:

  • Plain

  • Vanilla

  • Renewal will be available starting early May and will extend through May 30th

  • An email with a link to a survey for the High Protein yogurt pilot program will be sent to all sponsors

    Flavors available in 4oz Case:

    • Strawberry

    • Blueberry

    • Vanilla


Thank you for attending
Thank You for Attending

Please contact Child Nutrition Programs at 208-332-6820 if you have any questions regarding the information in this webinar.

Disclaimer: Accuracy of the information shared today is guaranteed only as of the recording date. USDA may issue more guidance or further clarification regarding items discussed in today’s webinar.


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