School Meal Programs Newsletters

These newsletters are designed to provide important School Meal Programs updates and changes. Please feel free to contact us with suggestions for future newsletters or if the information provided raises any questions or concerns.

September 2013 - Welcome to School Year 2014!; 2014 Claims Reimbursement and Reporting System Application Process; New Meal Patterns for School Lunch and Breakfast and Updated Offer Vs. Serve Guidance; Additional 6 Cents Reimbursement Certification Guidelines; Direct Certification; Verification of Free and Reduced Student Meal Applications; Paid Lunch Equity; USDA Policy Memo Updates; School Breakfast Program Mandatory Household Awareness Requirement for School Food Authorities; Stellar Award; Fall Management Conference; National School Lunch Week; USDA Civil Rights Requirement Updates; ODE, OCN Contact Information and Links; NSLP Consultant Changes; School Meal Programs Regional Consultants; Important Dates.

March 2013 - Additional 6 Cent Reimbursement Certification Update; New Meal Pattern Updated Guidance; USDA Policy Memo Updates; Direct Certification Requirement; Technology Equipment Grant Application; Farm to School Grant; Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Application; Registration Opening for the ODE, OCN Spring Training; Bean Recipes Needed!; USDA Civil Rights Requirement Updates; HealthierUS School Challenge Ohio Award Winners; National School Breakfast Week – March 4-8, 2013; ODE, OCN Contact Information and Links; NSLP Calendar of Events.

October 2012 - Welcome to School Year 2013! This document contains important School Meal Programs updates and changes. Topics covered include: New Meal Patterns for School Lunch and Breakfast; Additional 6 Cents Reimbursement Certification Guidelines; Direct Certification; Verification of Free and Reduced Student Meal Applications; USDA Policy Memo Updates; School Breakfast Program Mandatory Household Awareness Requirement for School Food Authorities; Farm to School Grant; HealthierUS School Challenge Ohio Award Winners; Stellar Award Information; USDA Civil Rights Requirement Updates; 2012-2013 School Meal Consultant Regional Map.

May 2012 - Topics covered in this newsletter include: New Meal Patterns for School Lunch and Breakfast; Additional 6 Cents Reimbursement Certification Guidelines; Paid Lunch Equity Requirement; USDA Policy Memo Updates; Community Eligibility Option; SFSP Mandatory Public Awareness Requirement for School Food Authorities; Seamless Summer Program Participation; Federal Farm to School Grants; Ohio Senate Bill 210 (SB 210); Direct Certification Process for School Year 2012-2013; 2012 NSLP Summer Regional Workshops; USDA Policy Memo Publications Related to Procurement; End of the School Year Claims for Reimbursement: Combining May and June; Healthier US School Challenge Award Announcement; Stellar Award Will Not Be Available This School Year; USDA Civil Rights Requirement Updates; and Process Requirements when Contracting with a Food Service Management Company.

January 2012 - Happy New Year! Please take time to note the following important information regarding the operation and reimbursement process of your school district United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) School Meal Programs.

August 2011 - A welcome to School Year (SY) 2012. To assist in a smooth transition into the SY 2012, important information regarding the operation and reimbursement process of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) School Meal Programs is included in this newsletter.

May 2011 - Mandatory Public Awareness of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), CATS Training Cancellation, Ohio School Meal Programs Summer Training Opportunities, and HealthierUS School Challenge Award Announcement.

April 2011 - Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act Policy Memo Updates; Proposed Nutrition Standard Updates for School Breakfast and School Lunch; Direct Certification; Upcoming Workshops and Conferences; USDA Policy Memo Publications related to Procurement; HealthierUS Challenge Ohio Award Winners; Federal Food Recall Notifications; USDA Civil Rights Statement; and Contracting with a Food Service Management Company.

February 2011 - Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act: The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act; Proposed Nutrition Standards for School Breakfast and School Lunch; Ohio Senate Bill 210; Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program; National School Breakfast Week; Ohio Farm to School Conference; 2011 Fall Management Meeting; Claims for Reimbursement Due Dates; HACCP Plans; NFSMI Online Professional Development Opportunities; 2010-2011 School Meal Programs Regional Consultants.

September 2010 - School Year 2011 School Meal Programs Important Dates, Deadlines, Memoranda, and Contact Information.

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