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School Nutrition Bulletin 1617-14

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Announcements from WI DPI School Nutrition Team (SNT):

  • Child Nutrition Program Contract Renewal 
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant Application Period Ends Soon
  • Update for Community Eligibility Provision Resource Center
  • School Nutrition Skills Development Courses, Registration opens April 15
  • 2017 Whipping Up Wellness, Wisconsin Student Chef Competition

Child Nutrition Program Contract Renewal

Schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Afterschool Snack Program (ASSP), Special Milk Program, and Wisconsin School Day Milk Program must renew their contracts online each year. This year, the website for the SY 2017-18 contract renewal process will open May 1, 2017. All contracts for the SY 2017-18 must be updated by May 31, 2017. Please see memo dated April 11 for details.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant Application Period Ends Soon!

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) application period for the 2017-2018 school year closes on April 17. Schools with high free and reduced price eligibility will be given priority for this grant. Each school interested in participating in the FFVP is required to submit an application. Please see our FFVP webpage for a link to the grant application, application instructions, and the USDA FFVP Handbook.

Update for Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Resource Center

The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has announced information regarding eligibility criteria for students requesting Exam Fee Reductions and Waivers for Advance Placement (AP) Exams, Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT), and American College Testing (ACT) Exams. This guidance is intended for students in CEP schools. The guidance is available on PartnerWeb and is publicly available on the FNS website.

School Nutrition Skills Development Courses, Registration opens April 15!

The SNSDC is training by SNT staff for Food Service staff and other school staff that work with USDA Child Nutrition program requirements. Visit the training webpage for course descriptions.
Registration will open by April 15 and will include a one-time non-refundable $10 registration fee per person.This event has ended.
Click on the site name to see the schedule:
June 20-22: Rice Lake – Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
July 11-13: Wausau – Northcentral Technical College
July 18-20: Appleton – Fox Valley Technical College
July 25-27: Madison – DPI Offices
August 8-10: Milwaukee – Alverno College
 

2017 Whipping Up Wellness, Wisconsin Student Chef Competition

Wisconsin Team Nutrition would like to congratulate the following five teams on being selected to participate in the 2017 Whipping Up Wellness, Wisconsin Student Chef Competition.

  • The Cooking Cardinals - Fond du Lac High School
  • Enaemaehkiw Cepahkowak (Thunder Cooks) - Menominee Indian Middle School
  • Sassy Salsa Serving Senoritas - New Lisbon High School
  • Poppin’ Plymouth Panthers - Plymouth High School
  • SCC Culinary Panthers - St. Croix Central High School

These teams will be participating in a cook-off on May 18 from 9AM-12PM. DPI SNT will be providing live social media updates throughout the competition. Follow the competition as it happens through our Facebook (WisDPI.SNP) and Twitter (@WisDPI_SNT) accounts.

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This is a communication from the WI Department of Public Instruction, School Nutrition Team.
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