School Nutrition Announcements May 26, 2017

Policy

School Nutrition

05/22/2017

SP32-2017

School Meal Flexibilities for SY 2017-18

05/10/2017

SP30 CACFP13-2017

Transition Period for Updated CACFP, Infant, Preschool Meal Patterns

05/10/2017

SP29-2017

2017 Edition: Overcoming the Unpaid Meal Challenge: Proven Strategies from Our Nation’s Schools

05/03/2017

SP28-2017

Revised Prototype Free and Reduced Price Application for SY 2017-2018

 

Claims for Reimbursement

As we reach the end of the 2017 school year, please continue to use this link  CNPweb 2016-17 Claims to submit your claims for reimbursement.

Please submit your claims by the 10th of the following month. If your district operates 10 or fewer days in June, please combine May and June together in one claim by the 10th of July.

 

Summer Food Service Program

Policy

05/10/2017

SFSP09-2017

Revisions to Instructions for Calculation of Average Daily Attendance on Form FNS-418

 

 Grants and Contests

USDA School Meal Programs Verification Response Rate Challenge

Every year, SFAs process free and reduced-price meal applications for about 9 million children.  Of those applicants, thousands of notices are sent to their households to verify their eligibility. In school year 2015-2016, 40 percent of households nationwide that were contacted for verification did not respond to requests for documentation.  Fortunately, some SFAs have identified strategies that reduced their non-response rates to well below the national average.  We would like to hear from those SFAs, and all other SFA and State agency staff who have solutions for increasing the household response rate!

https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/USDA-School-Meal-Programs-Verification-Response-Rate-Challenge/

 

Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants

Deadline- June 14, 2017

Looking for funding to improve the healthy eating and physical activity opportunities at your school? Fuel Up to Play 60 offers up to $4,000 per year to qualified schools to kick start healthy changes.  

Learn more here!

 

Press and Events

Montana Team Nutrition Program recognized as a national leader

May 15, 2017 -- MSU News Service

http://www.montana.edu/news/16929/montana-team-nutrition-program-recognized-as-a-national-leader



Training and Resources

Team Nutrition Summer Resources

Fresh Foods, Fitness, and Summer Activities

It’s almost June and summer break will be here before we know it! Team Nutrition Summer Resources are designed to help kids and families have a healthy break and get excited about eating healthy and being active during the summer months. These ready-to-use resources can be used by schools and in community settings. All of the summer resources are available in English and Spanish.

Take a Healthy Summer Break Infographic
Help raise awareness about the four “healthy moves” families can use to have a healthier summer break. 

This Summer, Eat Smart to Play Hard: A Parent’s Guide
Encourage families to work together to adopt healthier behaviors and to celebrate their wins with a healthy reward.  

Offering Healthy Summer Meals That Kids Enjoy
Improve the quality of meals served and make your summer meal program fun and healthy! This resource features simple tips, sample menus, a fun taste-test ballot, and a planning worksheet.

Summer Food, Summer Moves Kit
Implement over 30 games and educational activities at your summer meal site. Each kit includes:

  • Operator Guide with games, activities, and recipes (1 per kit)
  • Educational Posters (7 per kit)
  • Family Handouts (25 each of 6 handouts per kit, 150 total)
  • Activity Placemats (25 per kit)
  • Promotional Flyers (25 each of 6 handouts per kit, 150 total)

Team Nutrition Popular Event Spotlight!

Fun, Food, and Fitness: A Family Party offers ideas on how to celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month (May) with games, exercises, dancing, and nutritious foods. Find events ideas for the entire year in the Team Nutrition Popular Events Idea Booklet.

 

Environment Protection Agency – Sustainable Management of Food

https://www.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food/forms/contact-us-about-sustainable-management-food

 

What's in season?

Spring is here and produce is on its way! Check out SNAP-Ed's Seasonal Produce Guide to learn more about your favorite fruits and vegetables. You will also find recipes, tips, and teaching tools to serve up seasonal produce this spring!

Need more menu ideas for your spring produce? Check out these recipes from SNAP-Ed programs around the nation!