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  1. What’s New with School Nutrition Webinar Tuesday, April 8

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Vended Meals Agreement Updates • Amendment to Renew Vended Meals Agreement • Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) • USDA Foods • Minor edits

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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”.

  13. Record Keeping – 5 years!

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Any questions?

  18. Thanks for Participating • The next What’s New with School Nutrition webinar is Tuesday, May 13 at 2:00pm.

  19. Non-Discrimination Statement The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).   USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.