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School Nutrition Bulletin 1718-4

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Announcements from WI DPI School Nutrition Team (SNT)

 
  • DPI School Nutrition Team Report Reminders
  • New Resources: Potable Water Requirement of the Smart Snacks Regulation
  • Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Pattern Webinars
  • Spanish ServSafe Course and Exam Opportunity, November 17
  • What’s New with School Nutrition, second Tuesday of the Month

DPI School Nutrition Team Report Reminders

FNS-10 Report

The FNS-10 Report requires the enrollment data, the number of students approved for free lunches, and the number of students approved for reduced price lunches as of the LAST operating day in October. Unlike the monthly claim, which asks to report the highest numbers from the month, the FNS-10 Report requires the data from the last serving day in October. The portal opens November 1 and must be submitted prior to the October claim. Otherwise the SFA is unable to submit their October claim and will receive an error message. For more information, read the FNS-10 Report Instructions.
 

Paid Lunch Price Report

The Paid Lunch Price Report (PLP) requires the most frequently charged student lunch price for each grade level category (elementary, middle/junior high school, high school). Submission of this report is required even if non pricing. Non-pricing schools report 0 if there is no price for that grade level category. The portal opens November 1 and is due November 15. Like the FNS-10 Report, the PLP report must be submitted prior to the October claim. Otherwise, you will get an error message when you try to submit the October claim. For more information, read the PLP Report Instructions.

 

Annual Reporting Requirements

An “In a Nutshell” for reports is available and outlines food service reporting requirements and deadlines to ensure program compliance and to avoid the possibility of a disruption of online claiming privileges. It is critical that all SFAs submit the required reports each year within the required timeframes.

 

New Resources: Potable Water Requirement of the Smart Snacks Regulation

Here are some new resources from the NOPREN Water Working Group and/or the National Drinking Water Alliance.
 
First, three new factsheets were released:

Child and Adult Care Food Webinars for schools serving meals to children ages 5 (not yet in kindergarten) and under

USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative will present a series of interactive, skills-building webinars on the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns. The webinar series, entitled CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays, will take place on the third Thursday of each month and will be offered in both English and Spanish. The English webinar will be held from 2:00-2:30 p.m. ET, and the Spanish webinar will be held from 3:00-3:30 p.m. ET. The webinars will be recorded and made available at a later date on the Team Nutrition website.
Future CACFP Halftime webinars will focus on other popular topics that include:
· Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars
· Serving Milk in the CACFP
· Menu Planning for the CACFP
· Identify Foods That Are Whole Grain-Rich
· Grain-Based Desserts in the CACFP
· How to Serve Meat and Meat Alternates Instead of Grains at Breakfast
· Offer Versus Serve in the CACFP
· Recipe Development and Crediting
· Meal Pattern for 13-18 Year Old Age Group
· Feeding Infants in the CACFP
 

Spanish ServSafe Course and Exam Opportunity, Friday, November 17

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
United Community Center, 1028 S 9th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Class will be taught by a native Spanish speaker. The course book and exam will also be printed in the Spanish language. Cost is $79. If you already own the 7th edition Spanish ServSafe Manager book, exam only is $38.
 
Durante este curso de 8 horas estaremos revisando la 7ta edicion ServSafe Manager y tomaremos el examen de opciones multipes. El material sera traducido en Español y las preguntas del examen estaran en español tambien. Se requiere que los Managers o Directores que fueron contratados recientemente cuenten con su certificado de ServSafe. Ademas una persona por cada escuela tiene que tener su certificado de ServSafe.
 
 
Our standard procedure is to distribute books to participants at the beginning of class. If you wish to receive your book ahead of time, please see our training webpage for more instructions. Please contact Claire Koenig at (608) 266-3079 or Rebekkah Plano at (608) 264-6715 with questions about ServSafe.
 

What’s New with School Nutrition Webinar, Second Tuesday of the Month, 2PM

This webinar from the School Nutrition Team takes place the second Tuesday of every month during the school year to give you an opportunity to learn of new USDA memos, grant opportunities, receive training updates, and have the chance to ask questions of School Nutrition Team staff. The next webinar is Tuesday, November 14. For login information and to see what’s on the agenda, visit the SNT Training What’s New webpage.
 
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This is a communication from the WI Department of Public Instruction, School Nutrition Team.
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