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What’s New with School Nutrition Webinar Tuesday, April 8
Agenda USDA Memos Joint Agreement Updates Community Eligibility Provision Proposed Rule: Local Wellness Policy Procuring Local Foods Resource Record Keeping Timeline Training Smart Snacks Webinar Menu Cert Workshop Summer Training Dates
Memo SP 28-2014 • Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for School Year 2014-15 • State Agencies may offer PLE exemptions for 14-15’ SY for SFAs with a strong financial standing • PLE exemption form will be available on the SNT website soon
Memo SP 29-2014 • Consolidated Appropriations Act Report Language on Waivers for School Breakfast and Smart Snacks • USDA will not be providing waivers for the School Breakfast and Smart Snacks requirements that go into effect on July 1, 2014
Memo SP 30-2014 • Determining Eligibility for Two Cent Differential Reimbursement in New Schools • This memo provides guidance on new schools interested in receiving the two cents differential.
Independent Review of Applications • All LEAs with 10% or more certification/benefit issuance errors found during an AR are required to conduct a second review of meal applications • LEAs are notified by June 30, 2014 • A report is submitted to the state
Joint Agreement Updates • Conflict in meals service calendars • USDA Foods • Per Meal Price including the use of USDA Foods • Modified Crediting for SFAs using FMSCs • Minor edits
Vended Meals Agreement Updates • Amendment to Renew Vended Meals Agreement • Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) • USDA Foods • Minor edits
Community Eligibility Provision • An alternative to collecting household applications for free and reduced price meals in high poverty schools • LEAs, schools or group of schools must have an Identified Student Percentage of 40% or more to participate • The list of eligible and near eligible LEAs is now available on our website at: http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_cep • The school listing will be available by May 1, 2014
Wellness Policy Proposed Rule • PE Teachers and School Health Professionals can participate in the LWP – (new!) • Goals for LWP need to include nutrition promotion – (new!) • Should use evidenced-based strategies • New policy for food & beverage marketing – (new!) • Comment period open through April 28, 2014
New Guide: Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs Guide • Procurement fundamentals • Where to find local products • Ways to purchase local • Many resource topics: • Solicitation • Purchasing Cooperatives • Donated Food • Geographic Preference Feedback can be directed to Christina.Conell@fns.usda.gov
Production Records • A friendly reminder that production records must be kept for all meals served, indicating all food items, including milk and condiments. • USDA says, “If it’s not on the production record, it didn’t happen”.
You are invited!Smart Snacks Webinar • April 17th • 2:00 pm • Introduce regulations • Time for questions • On the day of the webinar, you can use this link: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012293&password=M.A41811A524F5A421AFF98F5A1E3A2D • We will also post this link on our training webpage at the date gets nearer http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_snt_training
Menu Certification Workshop Plum City High School Thursday, May 22nd 1:00pm – 6:30pm 907 Main Street Plum City, WI 54761 Contact Molly Gregory to register Molly.Gregory@dpi.wi.gov
School Nutrition Skills Development Courses (SNSDC) • June 24-26 • Wausau • July 8-10 • Rhinelander • July 15-17 • Oshkosh • July 22-24 • La Crosse • July 29-31 • Milwaukee and Madison • August 5-7 • Madison
Thanks for Participating • The next What’s New with School Nutrition webinar is Tuesday, May 13 at 2:00pm.
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