National School Lunch Program
The following are forms, fact sheets, and links to federal regulations and policy memorandums from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) that pertain to the administration of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
2019 National School Lunch Week Contest
The Office of Integrated Student Supports kicks off its statewide contest, Lunch Menu Playlist, this month to promote National School Lunch Week October 14-18. National School Lunch Week is designated to encourage students, staff and school officials to promote and increase school lunch participation.
This year’s theme, School Lunch: What’s on Your Playlist?, spotlights the wide variety of flavors, dishes, and delivery options available in today’s school lunch. The office sponsors the contest and other activities during the week to generate awareness about school lunch programs.
Lunch Menu Playlist Winners
First Place: Granville Exempted Village, Licking County
Granville Exempted Village celebrated with a winning theme, Eating Locally and Globally. Each day, the district celebrated a different global or local theme including Germany and Oktoberfest, the United States, China, and Ohio. Each day, Granville celebrated with physical activities, songs and spirit wear related to each of the themes. Way to go, Granville Exempted Village!
Second Place: Lima City School District, Allen County
Two schools in Lima City School District participated with a Disney theme and children songs theme. The schools incorporated these themes in the menus and during gym classes. Great job, Lima City School District!
Third Place: princeton city school district, hamilton county
Princeton School District celebrated National School Lunch Week with a music-themed menu and playlist. Music featured during the week included top 40 hits, techno, Latin and country western music. Congratulations to Princeton City School District!
Information about the National School Lunch Program
Administering the Program
- USDA Prototype Applications and sample instructional documents are available to assist state and local officials in the design and distribution of application materials on the USDA Food and Nutrition Service website and include the following documents:
- Prototype Application for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals
- Prototype Household Application for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals
- Prototype Household Letters for State and Local Agencies
- Web-Based Prototype Application for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals
- Current NSLP application templates are available in the Claims Reimbursement and Reporting System (CRRS). Go to Applications, then Download Forms. Forms available in the CRRS include the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application with Fee Waiver, Price Meal Application without Fee Waiver, and Special Milk Program Application.
Claims Reimbursement and Reporting System (CRRS)
System used by schools and community agencies enrolled in USDA child nutrition programs through ODE to submit required data and apply for meal reimbursements.
Daily Worksheets & Edit Check Instructions (CN-6 and CN-7)
Procurement templates are available to child nutrition program sponsors in the Claims Reimbursement and Reporting System (CRRS). Go to Applications, then Download forms to access templates.
Preapproved Equipment List.pdf
Guidance, Handbooks, Regulations, and Policy Memorandums
For the most recent guidance and resources, handbooks, legislation, policy memos, press releases, and regulation updates on the National School Lunch Program, visit the USDA Food and Nutrition Service websites linked above.
Meal Pattern & Menu Planning
Monitoring and Review Requirements and Forms
Provision 2 Resources
Prior approval from the Office of Integrated Student Supports is required for participation in Provision 2.
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Last Modified: 6/29/2020 7:34:00 AM