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.
 
Please participate and help Ohio to promote the importance of USDA Child Nutrition Programs and its impact on learning. The contest is open to Ohio schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Check out the following contest details: 

• Lunch Menu Playlist:  Schools are invited to submit their planned school lunch week menu relating to the School Lunch: What’s on Your Playlist? theme. Each daily menu must represent a reimbursable meal and the overall week must meet all NSLP meal pattern requirements. The office will select entries that most effectively and creatively promote the National School Lunch Week theme. 
 
Submissions may be mailed or emailed to the following contact:
Carmen Stewart, Education Program Specialist
25 S. Front St., Mail Stop 303
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183.
carmen.stewart@education.ohio.gov
 
Submissions cannot be returned. Deadline to submit menus is Friday, Sept. 27.  
 
The Ohio Department of Education may feature the winning submissions on its website and social media.
 
Please email carmen.stewart@education.ohio.gov with any questions about the lunch contest.


Information about the National School Lunch Program

Administering the Program

Application Materials

  • 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. 
 

Civil Rights

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

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: 8/27/2019 12:20:09 PM