August NSLP Webinar Ed Herrera August 20, 2013
Agenda Welcome Back Introductions School Policy Memos New Non Discrimination Statement Bad Debt – Unallowable Expense Cornell Smarter Lunchroom Movement
Agenda (cont.) ISNA Award Winners USDA Foods Recipe Contest Winners High Protein Yogurt Pilot Program Cancelled Fruit Orders
New State Agency Personnel Dianne Esplin, RD, LD – Team Nutrition Grant Coordinator Heather Blume, RD, LD – NSLP Coordinator Liz Beechler, RD, LD – NSLP Coordinator
USDA School Policy Memos SP 42-2013 School Nutrition Programs Updated Administrative Review Process We will be implementing the new Administrative Review during the 2013/2014 SY. USDA will be issuing proposed review regulations this school year and final regulations later after state agency feedback.
SP 45-2013 Updated OVS Guidance for NSLP & SBP for 2013/2014 SY As parts of NSLP and SBP meal pattern are being phased in over multiple years, this memo and attachment provide guidance for the 2013/2014 SY only Summary of OVS with examples for NSLP and SBP
SBP – three items required for reimbursable meal Menu planner makes determination of components and items Three components – Grain, fruit/veg and milk Meat/Meat alternate = grain or extra 2 oz. muffin = 2 items or 1 item
SP 46-2013 Admin Reviews: Assessing Compliance Only USDA approved software can be used to analyze menus Specified approval criteria for other software Attachment: Sample questions to evaluate food purchasing, menu planning, meal preparation and meal service
SP 48-2013 Extending Flexibility for RCCI’s in NSLP SP 30-2012 – with State Approval gave RCCI’s flexibility with the meal pattern during 2012/2013 SY This memo extends NSLP meal pattern flexibilityfor those facilities with legitimate safety concerns
SP 49-2013 Frozen Fruit Products in NSLP and SBP for 2014/2015 HHFK stated that frozen fruit served in NSLP contain no added sugar starting in 2012/2013 SY Waiver granted for 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 This extends that waiver to 2014/2015. Permanent waiver should be issued by end of school year
SP 50-2013 Release of new SA Direct Certification Rate Data Elements Beginning in 2013/2014 each State’s direct certification performance rate is 95% Last year our benchmark was 90% - reached that goal Need all SFA’s to make sure DC figures are reported correctly and accurately
SP51-2013 Certification and Administrative Reviews-2013/2014 SY State Agency must continue certification process Our goal is to have everyone certified by September 30 before scheduled reviews
SP 52-2013 Child Nutrition Database Release 17 USDA updated the Child Nutrition Database on August 5, 2013 All approved software companies must download this new updated information Everyone who is currently using USDA approved software should be receiving updates shortly
Meal Pattern Reminders Schools participating in the School Breakfast Program must identify a reimbursable meal at, or near, the start of the serving line. 7 CFR 220.8(a)(2) Unit pricing. Schools must price each meal as a unit. The price of a reimbursable lunch does not change if the student does not take a food item or requests smaller portions. Schools must identify, near or at the beginning of the serving line(s), the food items that constitute the unit-priced reimbursable school meal(s).
SP 30-2012 Grain Requirements for NSLP and SBP During SY 2012/2013 battered and/or breaded products offered will not need to be counted towards the maximum weekly grain requirements in the meal pattern Beginning July 1, 2013, all grains which are part of battered and/or breaded products offered must be counted towards the weekly grain requirement.
New Non Discrimination Statement(Long Statement -Part 1) The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
New Non-Discrimination Statement( Long Statement -Part 2) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at email@example.com. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. USDA Child Nutrition Programs recognize the following protected classes: race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability.
New Non-Discrimination Statement(Short) USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
MyIdahoCNP Do not share user names and/or passwords for MyIdaho CNP, Direct Certification or any program which may contain sensitive information If new employee is hired, email a completed MyIdahoCNP User authorization form to Melissa Cook
2 CFR Part 225 Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments Lists Allowable and Unallowable Costs Bad Debt is Unallowable
Cornell Smarter Lunchroom Movement Simple strategies to help increase participation: Giving entrees and side dishes interesting names – Big Bad Bean Burrito or Pizza Green Beans Place salads and subs at eye level for easy access Ask students “Which vegetable they want”
Chef Designed School Lunch Cooking Demonstrations filmed in June 11 videos – 1 introductory and 10 meals Posted to website
ISNA Award Winners Mt. Borah Award – Arlene Hendrix, Kellogg SD Perfectionist Award – Bruneau-Grandview SD, Filer SD, Snake River SD and Culdesac SD Friend of Child Nutrition – Chef Brenda Thompson Community and Public Awareness Award – Peggy Bodnar, Boise SD
ISNA Award Winners (cont.) Positively Positive Award – Debbie Timm, Jefferson SD and Scherri Farley, Fruitland SD Early Bird Award – Eileen Javauxe, Notus SD Exceptional Excellence Award – St. Paul’s Catholic School Beat the Clock Award – State Hospital South Teach Me More Award – Rose Lee Evans, Marsh Valley SD
USDA Foods Recipe Contest Winners 1st Place – Coeur d’Alene SD, Fernan Falcons Chicken Enchiladas with Rainbow Rice - $1,000 credit and chef’s jackets for site kitchen personnel 2nd Place – Camas County SD, Mexican Rocks - $400 credit from Northwest Distribution 3rd Place – Compass Public Charter School - Mario’s Melt in your Mouth Cheese Pizza - $100 credit
High Protein Yogurt Pilot Program Chobani won the USDA bid Order with October and November USDA Foods order Strawberry, Blueberry and Vanilla – 24/4 oz. case Vanilla – 6/32 oz. case
Cancelled Fruit Orders Bad news - USDA has cancelled several trucks of fruit orders due to poor crop and very high demand Good news – Some fruit may be replaced by similar product
Questions? Please contact Child Nutrition Programs at 208-332-6820 Disclaimer: Accuracy of the information shared today is accurate as of recording date. USDA may issue more guidance or further clarification regarding items discussed in today’s webinar.