School Nutrition Announcements February 7, 2019


School Nutrition Programs Policy

All USDA memos for School Nutrition Programs can be found here


SFSP Newsletters

Every month, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service creates newsletters highlighting new resources available to assist with coordination and operation of the Summer Food Service Program.



National School Breakfast Week March 4-8, 2019

Download the NSBW toolkit for ideas and tips to help you plan a successful campaign—including a section on social media with sample posts to talking points and a planning calendar.


#MTSchoolEats Photo Contest

Get ready for the #MTSchoolEats Photo Contest coming up next month - Snap a photo of healthy school food for a chance to win $500 for your school nutrition program! Prizes will be awarded to the top 2 photos in each category: Breakfast Foods and Local Foods.


Photos must feature a dish or meal prepared by School Nutrition Staff.


Visit the contest website here for more information and to enter:


Contest open February 1st - February 28th, 2019.


Training and Resources


Montana Cook Fresh Training Support Program

Montana Team Nutrition and Montana No Kid Hungry are proud to announce the Montana Cook Fresh Training Support Program

This program supports in-school (onsite) training for foodservice staff to increase their cooking skills in preparing fresh, from scratch meals and recipes.  

Funds can support the trainer’s costs and/or substitute or labor costs for staff. 

Training will be done by members of the Montana School Food Service Peer Educator Network, Montana Chefs to Schools Network or contracted trainers.  

Examples of training topics may include (but aren’t limited to) knife skills/safety, baking with whole grains, roasting vegetables, batch cooking, seasoning with herbs and spices, expanding variety of vegetables, and menu or recipe development for breakfast and lunch meals.  

Team Nutrition will work with the Food Service Director/Manager to design a training plan that meet the needs/goal of your program per the current staffing and equipment available.  

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Katie Bark at