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What’s New with School Nutrition. Tuesday, June10. Agenda. Memos and Mailings DPI Reminders Online Contracts Community Eligibility Provision Special Opportunity: Chef training Summer Training Team Nutrition Updates. Disaster Response . SP 46-2014 Disaster Response

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What s new with school nutrition

What’s New with School Nutrition

Tuesday, June10



  • Memos and Mailings

  • DPI Reminders

    • Online Contracts

    • Community Eligibility Provision

  • Special Opportunity: Chef training

  • Summer Training

  • Team Nutrition Updates

Disaster response

Disaster Response

  • SP 46-2014 Disaster Response

  • Provides an overview of how to respond to situations with damage or disruptions due to natural or man-made disasters and emergency situations

    • Eligibility for Free Meals and Disaster Benefits

    • Using the Summer Food Service Program or Seamless Summer Option in Disaster Situations

    • Using USDA Foods in Disasters

    • Flexibilities that require State Agency or FNS Approval

Wgr pasta flexibility

WGR Pasta Flexibility

  • SP 47-2014: Flexibility for Whole Grain-Rich Pasta in School Years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016

    • Flexibility for next 2 school years to serve non-WGR pastas

    • Will require you to complete a waiver

Child nutrition database

Child Nutrition Database

  • SP 48-2014 Child Nutrition Database Release 18 (CN 18)

  • Integral part of the nutrient analysis software approved by USDA.

  • USDA approved software companies are required to incorporate CN 18 into their products no later than July 1, 2014.

    • Including grams of sugar

  • Anyone who does not receive an update with the current CN Database by July 1, 2014, should contact his or her software company.

Area eligibility using census data

Area Eligibility Using Census Data

  • SP 49-2014 Area Eligibility Using Census Data

  • Supersedes SP 38-2014 (April 21, 2014)

  • Provides new information on the availability of census data used to establish area eligibility in the CACFP, SFSP, NSLP SSO.

  • Census Tracts and Census Block Group data available at www.fns.usda.gov/areaeligibility

Smart snacks q a

Smart Snacks Q&A

  • SP 23- 2014 (v.2) Questions and Answers Related to the “Smart Snacks” Interim final Rule – Revised

    • Updated June 5, 2014 to include:

      • Smoothies

      • Allowable espresso drinks (e.g. lattes)

      • Soy products

      • Fruits with added sweeteners

      • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Smart snacks fundraiser exemption

Smart Snacks -Fundraiser Exemption

  • DPI Mailing dated May 28, 2014

  • Exempt Fundraisers in Wisconsin

    • 2 exempt fundraisers per student organization per year

    • Clarification: This is per school site

    • DPI will be following up with the allowable length of an exempt fundraiser

  • Healthy fundraising ideas: https://schools.healthiergeneration.org/focus_areas/snacks_and_beverages/fundraisers/

Dpi reminders

DPI reminders

  • Online Contracts must be reviewed and updated for the 2014-15’ SY by June 20, 2014.

  • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) – applications are due by June 30, 2014 to participate starting the 2014-15’ SY. The application can be found at http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_cep.

Chef training

Chef Training


August 4, 2014

8:00am – 3:30pm

Viroqua Area School District


Email Lois Coleman at [email protected]

(Name, Address, Phone, Email, Employer)



  • Online registration: www.regonline.com/snsdc2014

  • http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_snt_training

Team nutrition

Team Nutrition

WI Foods Taste Testing Sub-grant

  • Purpose is for schools to incorporate taste testing activities and nutrition education in the cafeteria and/or classroom. 

  • Funding is available for approximately 30 middle school sites.

  • Selected schools will be awarded up to $4 per student to participate in sub-grant activities.

  • Applications must be emailed, faxed, or postmarked by June 20, 2014.

  • For more information, please visit: http://ne.dpi.wi.gov/ne_tngrant

Team nutrition culinary trainings

Team Nutrition – Culinary Trainings

  • Participants may still register for classes held on:

    • July 22, 2014 - University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

    • July 29, 2014 - University of Wisconsin-Madison

    • August 5, 2014 - University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Time

    • 9:00am – 12:00pm – Morning Session

    • 12:30pm – 3:30pm – Afternoon Session

  • Each session of the culinary training class is limited to 12 participants and each SFA may register only one person.

  • No registration fee to attend.

  • To register, please visit: https://forms.dpi.wi.gov/se.ashx?s=56301B2D5BE3EFEB

Any questions

Any questions?

Next webinar

Next Webinar

  • Tuesday, September 9

    • 2:00pm

Non discrimination statement

Non-Discrimination Statement

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