2Agenda Welcome Back Introductions School Policy Memos New Non Discrimination StatementBad Debt – Unallowable ExpenseCornell Smarter Lunchroom Movement
3Agenda (cont.) ISNA Award Winners USDA Foods Recipe Contest Winners High Protein Yogurt Pilot ProgramCancelled Fruit Orders
4Welcome Back!!!I want to take an opportunity to welcome everyone back. Hopefully you had a chance to recharge your batteries and rest up from a challenging year.Last year was tough with the new meal pattern, additional 6 cents certification process and validation visits. We are happy to report that over 90% of all Idaho school districts were certified to receive the additional 6 cents reimbursements. Everyone deserves congratulations because that is a huge accomplishment and we know that you have been working hard to change menus and portion sizes to be in compliance.This year everyone is required to implement the new Breakfast Meal Pattern and those schools that weren’t 6 cents certified have been contacted by our office. It is our goal to have the 16 remaining SFA’s certified by September 30 before we start the new review process this Fall.
5New State Agency Personnel Dianne Esplin, RD, LD – Team Nutrition Grant CoordinatorHeather Blume, RD, LD – NSLP CoordinatorLiz Beechler, RD, LD – NSLP CoordinatorWe have had some personnel changes in our office and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our new state agency personnel. Many of you have already talked to met some of the new employees at ISNA, trainings or have had one on one technical assistance visits.Dianne Esplin is a registered and licensed dietitian. She graduated from BYU and has Child Nutrition experience from the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands at the state agency and local level.Heather Blume is a registered, licensed dietitian and she graduated from the University of Idaho. She received her M.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences. Heather taught courses at the undergraduate level and was voted Outstanding Master Student Teacher.Liz Beechler is also a registered, licensed dietitian and graduated from the University of Idaho. Some school districts in Southwest Idaho may be familiar with Liz since she used to be a cadre.
6USDA School Policy Memos SP School Nutrition Programs Updated Administrative Review ProcessWe 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.These will not be in numerical order because not all school policy memos apply to sponsors.
7SP 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 onlySummary of OVS with examples for NSLP and SBPThe flexibility with breakfast
8SBP – three items required for reimbursable meal Menu planner makes determination of components and itemsThree components – Grain, fruit/veg and milkMeat/Meat alternate = grain or extra2 oz. muffin = 2 items or 1 item
9SP 46-2013 Admin Reviews: Assessing Compliance Only USDA approved software can be used to analyze menusSpecified approval criteria for other softwareAttachment: Sample questions to evaluate food purchasing, menu planning, meal preparation and meal service
10SP 48-2013 Extending Flexibility for RCCI’s in NSLP SP – with State Approval gave RCCI’s flexibility with the meal pattern during 2012/2013 SYThis memo extends NSLP meal pattern flexibility for those facilities with legitimate safety concerns
11SP 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 SYWaiver granted for 2012/2013 and 2013/2014This extends that waiver to 2014/2015.Permanent waiver should be issued by end of school year
12SP 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 goalNeed all SFA’s to make sure DC figures are reported correctly and accuratelyLynda brought up an example where an SFA reported 157 DC students when in reality, the actual number was over These reporting errors will cause our state to miss our 95% goal. Please call if you have any questions with new reporting requirements.
13SP51-2013 Certification and Administrative Reviews-2013/2014 SY State Agency must continue certification processOur goal is to have everyone certified by September 30 before scheduled reviews
14SP 52-2013 Child Nutrition Database Release 17 USDA updated the Child Nutrition Database on August 5, 2013All approved software companies must download this new updated informationEveryone who is currently using USDA approved software should be receiving updates shortly
15Meal 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).
16SP 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 patternBeginning July 1, 2013, all grains which are part of battered and/or breaded products offered must be counted towards the weekly grain requirement.
17New 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.)
18New 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 or at any USDA office, or call (866) 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 , by fax (202) or at Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) ; or (800) (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.
19New Non-Discrimination Statement (Short) USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
20MyIdahoCNPDo not share user names and/or passwords for MyIdaho CNP, Direct Certification or any program which may contain sensitive informationIf new employee is hired, a completed MyIdahoCNP User authorization form to Melissa Cook
212 CFR Part 225Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal GovernmentsLists Allowable and Unallowable CostsBad Debt is Unallowable
22Cornell Smarter Lunchroom Movement Simple strategies to help increase participation:Giving entrees and side dishes interesting names – Big Bad Bean Burrito or Pizza Green BeansPlace salads and subs at eye level for easy accessAsk students “Which vegetable they want”
23Chef Designed School Lunch Cooking Demonstrations filmed in June11 videos – 1 introductory and 10 mealsPosted to website
24ISNA Award Winners Mt. Borah Award – Arlene Hendrix, Kellogg SD Perfectionist Award – Bruneau-Grandview SD, Filer SD, Snake River SD and Culdesac SDFriend of Child Nutrition – Chef Brenda ThompsonCommunity and Public Awareness Award – Peggy Bodnar, Boise SD
25ISNA Award Winners (cont.) Positively Positive Award – Debbie Timm, Jefferson SD and Scherri Farley, Fruitland SDEarly Bird Award – Eileen Javauxe, Notus SDExceptional Excellence Award – St. Paul’s Catholic SchoolBeat the Clock Award – State Hospital SouthTeach Me More Award – Rose Lee Evans, Marsh Valley SD
26USDA 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 personnel2nd Place – Camas County SD, Mexican Rocks - $400 credit from Northwest Distribution3rd Place – Compass Public Charter School - Mario’s Melt in your Mouth Cheese Pizza - $100 credit
27High Protein Yogurt Pilot Program Chobani won the USDA bidOrder with October and November USDA Foods orderStrawberry, Blueberry and Vanilla – 24/4 oz. caseVanilla – 6/32 oz. case
28Cancelled Fruit Orders Bad news - USDA has cancelled several trucks of fruit orders due to poor crop and very high demandGood news – Some fruit may be replaced by similar product
29Questions? 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.