School Nutrition News

School Nutrition News

 

School Nutrition News and Updates 06-08-20
In This Issue:  Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT), Reminders and Due Dates, Updates, Guidance, and Regulation Information from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service, Training Corner, Questions of the Week

 

School Nutrition News and Updates 05-21-20
In This Issue:  Pandemi-EBT; Excess Fund Balance Spend Down Plan of Action Carryover; Training Requirement for School Food Authority (SFA) Personnel Overseeing Food Service Management Company (FSMC) or Vended Meal Contracts; Local Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment Waiver; Updates, Guidance, and Regulation Information from the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service; Training Corner; Questions of the Week; USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
 

School Nutriton News and Updates 05-07-20
In This Issue: Town Hall Meetings; Food Safety Inspection Requests During School Closures; Local Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment Waiver; Building Healthy Communities Program; Training Corner; Questions of the Week; USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

 

School Nutrition News and Updates 4-28-20
In This Issue:  Town Hall Meetings; Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Webpages, PEBT Frequently Asked Questions, OHNS Webinars, P-EBT Informational Flyer, Direct Certification, Free and Reduced-Price Meals Applications for School Year 2019-2020, and Student Record Maintenance, Updating Student Addresses; Local Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment Waiver; Team Nutrition E-STAR Training Grant; Training Corner' USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

 

School Nutrition News and Updates 4-15-20
In This Issue: Fiscal Year 2021 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Grant Application is Available; Fiscal Year 2021 FFVP Application Webinars; Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) School Year 2020-2021 Eligibility Notification; Adminsitrative Review Plans; Updates, Guidance, and Regulation Information from USSA Food and Nutrition Service; United Dairy Industry of Michigan Virtual Farm Tour; Reminders and Due Dates, Training Corner, Question of the Week; USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 

 

School Nutrition News and Updates 3-11-20
In This Issue: 2021 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant Available; Summer Food Service Program Application Available; Food Service Administrative Memo No. 7; New MIND System Training Video; Now Available! New Enhancements to the Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool (PSTTT); School Children Consumed More Whole Grains Following Change in School Meal Standards; Request for Comments on the Proposed Information Collection for the Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price School Meals and Free Milk; Request for Comments on the Proposed Information Collection for the Turnip the Beet! High Quality Summer Meals Award Program; Training Corner; Questions of the Week; USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

 

School Nutrition News and Updates 2-19-20
In This Issue: Food Waste and Food Recovery Programs; Paid Lunch Equity School Year 2020-2021; No Kid Hungry Pilot Program; No Kid Hungry Chronic Absenteeism Report; Reminders and Due Dates; Training Corner; Questions of the Week

 

School Nutrition News and Updates 1-31-20
In This Issue: And Justice for All Posters; 25-Year Service Award; Michigan Nutrition Data System (MiND); Employment Opportunity with Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN); Reminders and Due Dates; Proposed Rules; School Breakfast Flexibility; Share Your Child Nutrition Program Trainngs and Resources on the Child Nutrition Sharing Site; What You Can Do to Help Prevent Wasted Food Now Available; Training Corner, Questions of the Week

 

School Nutrition News and Updates 01-15-20

In This Issue:  Procurement Reviews for the National School Lunch Program, School Food Authority Verification Collection Report (SFA-VCR) Deadline is February 1, 2020, Employment Opportunity with United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM), Updates, Guidance, and Regulation Information from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services, Training Corner, Questions of the Week

 

School Nutrition News from MDE 12-13-19

In This Issue:  Serving Up USDA Foods Photo Contest, Maternal Infant Health Summit - Save the Date, From USDA, Reminder Upcoming Events, Questions of the Week

 

School Nutrition News from MDE 11-25-19

In This Issue:  USDA Farm to School Census, On-site Monitoring, Procurement Updates, Local Wellness Policy, From USDA, Reminder-Upcoming Events, Questions of the Week

 

School Nutrition News from MDE 10-31-19

In this Issue:  Serving Up USDA Foods Photo Contest, School Nutirtion Progams Requirement Calendar. Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), USDA Farm to School Census, Using Ounce Equivalents for Grains in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Michigan Apple Crunch, Upcoming Events/Deadlines, Questions and Answers

 

Special Edition School Nutrition News from MDE 101819

In This Issue: For the second year in a row, staff from the Office of Health and Nutrition Services (OHNS) celebrated National School Lunch Week by enjoying school lunch with a family member or friend.

 

School Nutrition News from MDE 100419

In This Issue:  10 Cents A Meal Grant Update, The Michigan Department of Education Gateway is now Live, Food Service Administrative Memo No. 5, Farm to School Census, Immigrant Charge Rule, USDA Guidance, Upcoming Events/Deadlines, Questions of the Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 092019

In This Issue:  10 Cents Per Meal Grant, No Kid Hungry, New: Child Nutrition Recipe Box, Upcoming Events/Deadlines, Employment Opportunities, Question of The Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 090619

In This Issue:  School Year 2019-2020 School Meals Program Reimbursement Claims, Smart Snacks Guidance, School Year 2019-2020 Child Nutrition Programs and Food Service Administrative Memos, Team Nutrition Back to School Resources, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Meal Pattern Training Slides, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funding for Research on Barriers to Nutrition Supports for Low-Income Families, 10 Cents Per Meal Grant, Upcoming Events/Deadlines, Questions of the Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 082319

In This Issue:  10 Cents Per Meal Grant, Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Applications, School Meals Information, Food Service Administrative Memo No. 3, Household Information Report, Buy American and the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Upcoming Events/Deadlines, Questions of the Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 080819

In this Issue:  National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs Reimbursement Rates - SY 2019-2020, 10 Cents Per Meal Grant, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant Awards, Food Service Administrative Memo No. 2, USDA Farm Bill Implementation Memo: Donated Traditional Foods and Civil Liability, Upcoming Events/Deadlines, Questions of the Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 072219

In This Issue: Michigan Department of Education Press Release, 2018 Turnip the Beet Award Winners, Equipment Assistance Grant Contact Information, Position Opening - MDE, Offer versus Serve National School Lunch Program Posters and Lunch and Breakfast OVS Tip Sheets, Michigan Child Nutrition Training Calendar, Upcoming Events/Deadlines, Questions of the Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 062819

In This Issue:  Michigan Child Nutirtion Training Calendar, Upcoming Events/Deadlines, Questions of the Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 061219

In This Issue: MDE/SNAM June Nutrition Conference, Buy American Provision, The Great Dairy Adventure, Michigan Child Nutrition Training Calendar, Upcoming Events/Deadlines, Questions of the Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 052319

In This Issue:  MDE/SNAM June Nutrition Conference, Civil Rights Update: And Justice for All (AJFA Posters), Procurement Threshold Updates, School Meals Overview Training, Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) - Food Safety Train-the-Trainer, Team Up For the Whole Child: Building Your Healthy School Communty, Mchigan Child Nutrition Training Calendar, Questions of the Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 051019

In This Issue:  MDE/SNAM June Nutrition Conference, School Year 2019-2020 Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Application, No Kid Hungry Webinar - Engaging Students in the Success of School Breakfast, USDA New Food Crediting Memos -  Released April 17, 2019, Michigan Child Nutrition Training Calendar, Reminder/Upcoming Evens

School Nutrition News from MDE 042619

In This Issue: Free Training Opportunity-2019 Team Nutrition E-Star Training Grant, Strategies for Implementing Safe Summer Meals, National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant, SFSP Newsletters, Michigan Child Nutrition Training Calendar, reminder-Upcoming Events, Questions of the Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 041119

In This Issue: Communinty Eligibility Provision (CEP), School Lunch Hero, State Supplemental Payments, School Meals Food Rescue and Backpacks, School's Out, Food's In: Core Summer Meal Strategies to Overcome Transportation Barriers Webinar, Michigan Child Nutrition Training Calendar, Reminder-Upcoming Events, Questions of the Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 032819

In This Issue:  United States Department of Agriculture Team Nutrition Training Grant, Breakfast after the Bell Opportunty, 2020 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant Application is Available, Michigan Department of Education-School Nutrition Association of Michigan June Nutrition Conference, Michigan Child Nutrition Training Calendar, Reminder-Upcoming Events, Questions of the Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 031419

In This Issue:  Milk Substitutes, Meal Service for Preschool Students, Summer Food Service Program, 2020 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant Application is Available, United States Department of Agriculture Nutrition Times, School Meals Overview Training, Building Healthy Communities Program, No Kid Hungry Webinars, Michigan Child Nutrition Training Calendar, Reminder - Upcoing Events, Questions of the Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 022619

In This Issue: National School Breakfast Week, School Nutrition Association Elections, Identifying Whole Grain-Rich Foods for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Milk Substitute Update, 25-Year Service Awards Rreminder, Upcoming Events, Questions of the Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 021519

In this Issue:  Thank You, Team Nutrition Resources, School Meals Overview Training (SMOT), Action for Healthy Kids Breakfast Grants, Questions of the Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 020119

In This Issue:  Michigan Child Nutrition Training Calendar, Summer Food Service Program Training, School Food Authority Verification Collection Report (SFA-VCR) Deadline Extended, A Case Study of Alternative Breakfast Models, Child Abuse Prevention  Awareness Day, Questions of the Week

 

School Nutrition News from MDE 011719

In this Issue:  Child Nutrition Programs Administrative Memo No. 1, Partial Federal Government Shutdown, Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Staff Change, School Wellness Award, Project Healthy Schools, Breakfast Grant Opportunity, An Opportunity to Showcase Breakfast, No Kid Hungry Webinars, Questions of the Week

School Nutrition News from MDE122018

In this Issue:  School Food Authority Verification Collection Report (SFA-VCR), 60-Day Claim Submission Deadline Requirements, Grant Opportunities for Salad Bars, December Monthly Training Topic, Happy Holidays

School Nutrition News from MDE 120618

In this Issue:  USDA Press Release, Reduced Price Meals, Position Openings - Michigan Department of Education, Position Opening at Beaver Island Community School, Reminder-Upcoming Events

School Nutrition News from MDE 113018

In this Issue: Unpaid Meal Charges Resources on USDA Website, Buy American Provision Requirements, Tuesday at 2 Webinar, Online Training Modules and Instructional Materials

School Nutrition News from MDE 111518

In this Issue: Administrative Review Webinars, Civil Rights Compliance Requirements

School Nutrition News from MDE 110218

In this Issue: Michigan Nutrition Data (Mind) System Security Update, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) News, 2019 Show Us Your Tray Photo Contest, Tuesday at 2 Webinar

School Nutrition News from MDE Special Edition 101918

In this Issue:  National School Lunch Week

School Nutrition News from MDE 101218

In this Issue: School Nutrition Association of Michigan (SNAM) Annual Conference, Food Distribution Disaster Guide-Midwest Region, October Monthly Training Topic, Verification of Eligibility for School Meals, Reminder-Upcoming Events

School Nutrition News from MDE 100518

In this Issue: Tuesday at 2 Webinar, National School Lunch Week, Procurement Threshold Updates, Position Opening at the School Purchasing and Resource Consortium (SPARC), Nominations for the Turnip the Beet High Quality Meal Awards for the Summer Food Service Program, U.S. Apple Association Grant Program

School Nutrition News from MDE 090718

In this Issue: Targeted Training for School Nutrition Professionals, Tuesday at 2:00 Webinar-Direct Certification, Updated Menu Planner for School Meals - School Year 2018-2019 Now Available, Breakfast After the Bell Basics, New Team Nutrition Resource for Afterschool Programs Now Available, Cultivate Michigan Tour: Season Extensiion and Food Safety

School Nutrition News from MDE 083018

In this Issue: School Year 2018-2019 Food Service Administrative Memos, Carry Over Benefits, Direct Certification Release Dates, Employment Opportunnity, Building Healthny Communities, School Meals Program Reqjuirements Calendar, August Monthly Training Topic, Food Safety Tips to Keep Foodborne Illness Out of the Classroom

School Nutrition News from MDE 082318

In this Issue: National School Lunch Week, 1 Percent Flavored Milk Allowed Without Waiver Reminder, School Year 2017-2018 Resource Management Reviews Update, Federal Procurement Threshold Update, Team Nutrition Resources for the New School Year, Income Calculator

School Nutrition News from MDE 080918

In this Issue: Michigan Electronic Grants System Plus (MEGS+) Deadline Approaching, Outreach to Households on the Availability of the School Breakfast Program, Tuesday at 2 Webinar, Turnip the Beet Award

School Nutrition News from MDE 080218

In this Issue: National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant; A La Carte and Adult Pricing Worksheet - School Year 2018-2019

Howard's News from MDE 071618

In this issue: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), Centers for Discese Control and Prevention (CDC)

Howard's News from MDE 061518

In this issue: School Year 2018-2019 Free and Reduced Price Meals Application, Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), June Monthly Training Topics, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Newsletter, School Meals Overview Training (SMOT)

Howard's News from MDE 060518

In this Issue: New Phone Numbers for School Nutrition Programs, Community Eligibility Provision CEP) Intent to Participate Deadline, 2019 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant, Meet Up and Eat Up, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), SFSP Calendar of Events, Food Safety Basics for the SFSP Training, Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool Webinar, Upcoming Webinar - 10 Cents a Meal: Tips for Being a Strong Applicant and Grantee

Howard's News from MDE 051018

In this Issue: Income Eligibility Guidelines for School Year 2028-2019, Important Information Regarding Whole Grain-Rich (WGR) and Flavored Milk Exemptions for SY 2018-2019, Non-Discriminationn Statement (NDS), 2018 MDE-SNAM June Conference, Tuesday at 2 Webinar, Sharing Information

Howard's News from MDE 042618

In this Issue: School Year 2018-2019 Prototype Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Application, SFSP Newsletter, Turnip the Beet Awards, Tuesday at 2 Webinar, Farm to School Education and Marketing Webinars, Building Healthy Communities:  Step Up for School Wellness Grant, Michigan STEPS  Wellness Challenge,

Howard's News from MDE 041818

In this Issue: Michigan Electronic Grant Systems-Plus (MEGS+) Security Level, Michigan Learning Connection Summit, MDE CACFP and Preschool Meal Patterns: Grain-Based Desserts, Administrative Memo No. 9, Tuesday at 2 Webinar

Howard's News from MDE 040518

In this Issue: 2018 MDE-SNAM June Conference, Procurement Practices, Paid Lunch Equity, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), Tuesday at 2 Teleconference, Monthly Training Topic, Local School Wellness Policy

Howard's News from MDE 032218

In this Issue: This is Your Year for Healthier Habits!, Summer food Service Program (SFSP) Operational Trainings, Healthy Changes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), 10 Cents A Meal for School Kids & Farms

Howard's News from MDE 031418

In this Issue: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), USDA Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool, School Meals Overview Training (SMOT), Muskegon Area Farm to School Program, USDA Press Release

Howard's News from MDE 030118

In this Issue: HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) Ending, March Monthly Training Topic, Pre-School Meal Sponsors: Serving Meat and Meat Alternates at Breakfast - Webinar

Howard's News from MDE 022218

In this Issue: National School Breakfast Week (NSBW), Assistant Director for Office of Health and Nutrition Services (OHNS), Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs, School Grants Now Available for Michigan Schools, Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) Every Kid Healthy Week, All About Food: Farm to Fork Conference 

Howard's News from MDE 021518

In this Issue: Learning Summit, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Newsletters, Snow Days Without Breakfast, School Meals Overview Training (SMOT), Tuesday at 2 Teleconference, Michigan Health and Wellness 4 x 4 Partners, Chef Ann Foundation

Howard's News from MDE 020818

In this Issue: February Monthly Training topic, Tuesday at 2 Teleconference, Summer Food Service Program Reimbursement Rates, Join Our STEPS Wellness Challenge, Produce Safety Requirements and Training Needs Survey, USDA's SuperTracker News

Howard's News from MDE 013118

In this Issue: Can you Help Hungry Children this Summer?, Counting Instructional Time When Lunch is Served, Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs Mobile App, Shelby Public Schools, School Meals Overview Training (SMOT) Registration Open for both August 2018 Trainings, Tuesday at 2 Teleconference, Targeted Training

Howard's News from MDE 011818

In this Issue:  New Director, Parent Dashboard, Save the Date: Michigan 2018 June Nutrition Conference, Employment Opportunities, Community Eligibility Program (CEP) Claims, School Food Authority Verification Collection Report (SFA-VCR), 25-Year Service Award, Tuesday at 2 Teleconference, School Meals Overview Training (SMOT), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Operational Trainings, Processing USDA Foods: It all Begins with the Menu Educast, SNAM Annual Industry Conference, Invitation to Cultivate Michigan Marketplace Events

Howard's News from MDE 12-21-17

In this Issue: Sample Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Menus, CACFP Make Today a Try Day, Tuesday at 2 Conference Call, Food and Nutrition Service Request for Information-Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs, HealthierUS School Challenge, Michigan Fitness Foundation, Get Out and Grow Garden Sweepstakes

Howard's News From MDE 12-07-17

In this Issue: Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and Direct Certification with Medicaid, Team Nutrition, Self-Monitoring Reviews, Professional Standards, Monthly Training Topic, Monthly Training Topic No. 2, Attendance Factor

Howard's News From MDE 10-26-2017

In this Issue: Smarter Lunchrooms, Signage, Portion Control, Farm to School Grants, Medicaid Direct Certification, Reminder to Access the Direct Certification Report, CACFP 01-2018 Grain Requirements, CACFP 02-2018 Feeding Infants and Meal Pattern Requirements, School Program (SP) 01-2018 Updated Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns, Detroit Public School Community District Nutrition Director Position.

Howard's News From MDE 09-28-2017

In this Issue: 6 Cent Certification, 30 Day Carryover Clarification, Direct Certification, School Meal Overview Trainings (SMOT), Undeniably Dairy Virtual Field Trip, Tuesday at 2, Steps Challenge Wellness Program, Non-Dairy Beverage Tool, The Farm to School Roadmap; A Michigan Farm to School Training

Howard's News From MDE 09-07-2017

In this Issue: Cash Management System (CMS) Deadline, Fiscal Responsibility, School Meals Overview Trainings (SMOT), Professional Standards, Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Estimator Tool, Benefit Issuance, Free and Reduced-Price Income Calculator Tool, Tuesday at 2, Recipe for Success