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School Nutrition Programs

The School Nutrition Programs (SNP) Unit administers United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs and Grants in the State of Michigan. School Nutrition Programs staff monitor regulatory compliance and provide training and technical assistance for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, AfterSchool Snack Program, Special Milk Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Summer Food Service Program, Summer Camp Special Milk Program, and Team Nutrition.

School Nutrition Programs Contact List 

School Lunch, Breakfast, AfterSchool Snack Meals Served/Payments Fact Sheet 

School Nutrition Programs Calendar of Events


What's New

• Second Annual School Nutrition Programs June Conference DOC icon Apples and Spinach and Regulations - Oh My!

• Equipment Approval Request Form Excel icon

• Instructions for completing the School Food Authority Verification Collection Report (SFA-VCR) DOC icon

• Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs PDF icon

• USDA Smart Snacks in School Rule PDF icon

• Administrative Review School Year 2013-2014 Rev. 9/10/13 PDF icon

• Recipes for Healthy Kids Competition Cookbook

• Notice to Discontinue in the School Meals Program PDF icon

• Menu, Adult and Ala Carte pricing worksheet Excel icon

• RCCI Exception Request Form PDF icon

• 2014-2015 Paid Lunch Equity Tool Excel icon

• Quick Guide to Complete a MEGS+ 2014 CNP: National School Lunch Program Application DOC icon

• Six Cents Certification Materials

• School Year 2014-2015 Free and Reduced Price Schools Meals Family Application Materials

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

• USDA Guidance

• Current List of Community Eligibility Provision Schools PDF icon

• 2014-2015 CEP Near-Eligibility By District PDF icon

• 2014-2015 CEP Eligibility By District PDF icon

• 2014-2015 CEP Near-Eligible Buildings PDF icon

• 2014-2015 CEP Eligible Buildings PDF icon

• CEP/eRate Guidance From the FCC to USAC PDF icon

• Community Eligilibility Provision for Michigan PPT icon

• CEP Frequently Asked Questions PDF icon

• *UPDATED* CEP Michigan Calculator Excel icon

• USDA Community Eligiblity Fact Sheet PDF icon

• Community Eligibility Provision: Department of Education Title I Guidance PDF icon

• USDA Question and Answers DOC icon

• Determining Eligibilty for CEP DOC icon

• CEP Sample Letter to Households DOC icon

Program Information

• Smart Snacks in Schools

• Summary of USDA Policies - FY 2013-2014 DOC icon

• Summary of USDA Policies - FY 2012-2013 DOC icon

• School Breakfast Program

• Afterschool Snack Program

• Special Milk/Summer Camp Special Milk Program

• Summer Food Service Program

• Michigan Farm to School

• Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

• Team Nutrition

Program Data

• Breakfast & Lunch Info by District 2012-13 PDF icon

• Breakfast & Lunch Info by District 2011-2012 PDF icon

• Breakfast & Lunch Info by District 2009-10 PDF icon

• Breakfast & Lunch Info by District 2008-09 PDF icon

• School Lunch, Breakfast, AfterSchool Snack Meals Served/Payments Fact Sheet PDF icon

How to Apply

• School Nutrition Program PDF icon

• Summer Food Service Program PDF icon

• Summer Camp Special Milk PDF icon

• Create Agency Profile in EEM PDF icon

• Michigan Electronic Grants System Plus (MEGS+)

Administrative Policy Memos

• Summary of MDE Food Service Policy Memos - SY 2013-2014 DOC icon

• Administrative Policy Memos


• School Meals Overview Training - August 18-19, 2014 PDF icon

• Second Annual School Nutrition Programs June Conference "Apples and Spinach and Regulations, Oh My!"

• Second Annual School Nutrition Programs June Conference Training Memo - June 10-12, 2014 PDF icon

• March 5-6, 2014 School Food Service Overview Training materials

• School Food Service Overview Training Memo - March 5-6, 2014 PDF icon

• 6 Cent Certification PDF icon

• School Meals Program Requirements Training Manual with Videos Training from September 2013


• Howards News from MDE - SY 2014-2015

• 12 Steps to Conducting Verification

• Sharing Student Meal Eligibility Information and Status PDF icon

• Eligibility Certification and Verification

• Civil Rights Guidance

• Counting and Claiming

• Direct Certification

• Food Safety and Sanitation

• Food Service Contracts/Procurement

• Local Wellness Policy PDF icon

• Food Production

• School Nutrition Programs Requirements Calendar PDF icon School Nutrition Programs, Programs Requirement Calendar

• Special Dietary Needs

• News and Notes Archives

• Tuesday News from MDE - SY 2010-2011

• Tuesday News from MDE - SY 2011-2012

• Weekly News from MDE - SY 2012-2013

• Weekly News from MDE - SY 2013-2014


• Exemptions Under the Competitive Food Services Regulation PDF icon

• USDA Midwest Regional Office "At the Table" Newsletter - Late Fall 2011 PDF icon

• Action for Healthy Kids

• National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI)

• School Nutrition Association(SNA)

• School Nutrition Association of Michigan (SNAM)

Compliance Reviews

• Administrative Reviews

• Validation Reviews

Food Safety


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