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School Nutrition Bulletin 2223-10

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Announcements from the WI DPI School Nutrition Team (SNT)

Updates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Unpaid Meals: Best Practices to Ensure Student Access to Meals (Webinar Recording)

On August 24, USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) delivered a live webinar featuring panelists from the Minnesota and Virginia State agencies sharing proactive strategies to prevent and manage unpaid meal charges as schools return to standard counting and claiming in school year 2022-23.

Please also visit the USDA Unpaid Meal Charges webpage for policy guidance, best practice resources, and other tools local Program operators can use in their efforts to overcome the challenge of unpaid meal charges.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Research: Added Sugars in School Meals and Competitive Foods

This report responds to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which directs the FNS to provide a report on the amount of added sugars in school meals.

Updates from the DPI School Nutrition Team

Upcoming Training Opportunities: Register Today!

ServSafe ® Registration is Open!
Registration is now open for a ServSafe ® event on Friday, September 23! We will host a review session from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, followed by the ServSafe Manager exam from 12-2:00 PM at the Monona Grove School District Office. Space is limited and registration will be on a first come, first served basis. Acceptable payment methods are credit card or ACH Interfund Transfer.

Please note this is not a full course and is instead a great opportunity for those who need a refresher in the material before recertifying. The cost of the review session and exam is $50 plus an additional $50-70 if you need to purchase the 7th Edition ServSafe® Manager coursebook ahead of time.

Administrative Review (AR) & You Workshop
The USDA Administrative Review (AR) assesses a school food authority’s administration of the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Afterschool Snack, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable, and Special Milk Programs as well as the Seamless Summer Option and Wisconsin School Day Milk Program.

In order to assist SFAs Scheduled for an AR in SY 2022-23 with this process the SNT is excited to offer the AR & You Workshop. This two hour training will provide details on all areas of the AR including information about using the SNACS software during the process. You may choose to attend in person or virtually. We strongly encourage staff from SFAs scheduled for an AR this school year to attend.

Please Register Here for one of the AR & You Workshops:

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 4-6:00 PM at North High School in Waukesha, WI
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 4-6:00 PM at Altoona High School in Altoona, WI
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022, from 2-4:00 PM via Microsoft Teams (virtual)

Google Currents
As you begin the new school year, remember to utilize the DPI School Nutrition Google Currents page! School nutrition professionals of Wisconsin can use the page to network, discuss important school nutrition information, and ask questions of others working in school nutrition. The page is open to Wisconsin school districts, vendors, distributors, and food service management companies. The page may not be used for advertising. To become a member, email and say “Add me to the SNT Google Currents page.” Remember to update your preferences to receive notifications when there is a new post.


Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Jill K. Underly, PhD, State Superintendent
125 S Webster Street
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-3390 • (800) 441-4563