Child Nutrition Reauthorization: At-A Glance by aW7q6W

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                                                      Child Nutrition Reauthorization: At-A Glance
In accordance with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Child Nutrition Reauthorization or HHFKA), the following federal regulatory changes have been issued by the
USDA. Links to available guidance, tools and resources are also provided. This document may be accessed on the Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) School Nutrition
Team webpage at www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/cnreauthorization.html and will be updated as new information is released.

Provision                                       Summary                                       Effective Date *                   Links to Memos and Guidance

Section: 101    Frequency of Matching                                                           July 1, 2011     DPI Memo: Change in Direct Certification Frequency for 2011-
                                                                                                                 2012 School Year
Improving       Updates the number of times School Food Authorities (SFAs) must                                  www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_071111_dc.doc
Direct          run the direct certification process to assess student eligibility for free
Certification   meals from once a year to three times per school year (at minimum),                              USDA Memo: Frequency of Direct Certification Matching
                on the following occasions:                                                                      Activities Beginning in School Year 2011-2012
                                                                                                                 www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_31_2011.doc
                      At or around the beginning of the school year,
                      Three months after the initial effort, and                                                Federal Interim Rule: Direct Certification and Certification of
                      Six months after the initial effort.                                                      Homeless, Migrant and Runaway Children for Free School Meals
                                                                                                                 www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/regulations/2011-04-25.pdf

                Use of Letter Method                                                          October 1, 2010    USDA Memo: Clarification on Letter Method for Direct
                                                                                                                 Certification www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/sp_13_2011_s.pdf
                Clarifies that households may no longer be required to provide SFAs
                with any letter notifying the household of eligibility for direct
                certification or eligibility for free meals.

                This provision does not apply to the State of Wisconsin, as all SFAs
                are required to identify children who are categorically eligible to
                receive free school meals via the online, web-based Direct
                Certification system.




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Section 102:   Foster children are now categorically eligible for free meals and may       October 1, 2010     DPI Memo: SY 2011-12 Back-to-School Nutrition Programs
               be certified without an application if the Local Educational Agency                             Update
Categorical    (LEA) obtains documentation from state or local placement agencies.                             www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_081911.doc
Eligibility    Such documentation must indicate that the child was formally placed
for Foster     by the court system, or that the child’s care and placement is the legal                        DPI Fact Sheet: Determining Eligibility for Meal/Milk Benefits
Children       responsibility of the State (or county). In lieu of the documentation,                          Foster Care, Kinship Care and Adoption Assistance
               households may complete one application for all children residing in                            www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/fckcaafs.doc
               the home (foster and non-foster), checking the appropriate box
               indicating which child(ren) are in foster care. Income earned by the                            USDA Memo: Categorical Eligibility of Foster Children, Revised
               foster child must be reported on the application, but foster payments                           www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/sp_17_2011_s_ud.pdf
               from placing agencies are not considered income and do not need to
               be reported.                                                                                    USDA Memo: Verification and Reporting of Foster Children
                                                                                                               www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_02_2012.doc

                                                                                                               Department of Children and Families (DCF) Memo Wisconsin’s
                                                                                                               counties and tribes: Eligibility Determination of Foster Children
                                                                                                               www.dcf.wi.gov/memos/infomemos/DSP/2011/2011-16.pdf

Section 104:   Wisconsin did not apply for consideration to participate in the Community   October 1, 2010     USDA Memo: Community Eligibility Option, Guidance and
               Eligibility option for SY 2012-2013.                                         (eligible states   Process for Selection of States for School Year 2011-2012
Community                                                                                        only)         www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/sp_23_2011.pdf
Eligibility    Provides an alternative to household applications for free and
Option         reduced price meals in high-poverty LEAs and schools. This                                      USDA Memo: Community Eligibility Option, Guidance and
               provision is being phased in by USDA and will be available                   Currently, not     Process for Selection of States for School Year 2012-2013
               nationwide to all eligible LEAs and schools beginning July, 1 2014.          applicable in      www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_12_2012.doc
                                                                                             Wisconsin.
                                                                                                               USDA Memo: Interim Review Guidance for States with Local
                                                                                                               Education Agencies Electing the Community Eligibility Option
                                                                                               Available       www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_24_2012.doc
                                                                                              nationwide
                                                                                              July, 1 2014




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Section 112:    School Breakfast Program Outreach                                           Beginning of     DPI Memo: Outreach to Households on the Availability of the
                                                                                            School Year      School Breakfast Program
Outreach to     Schools participating in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) must              2011-12        www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_080211.doc
Eligible        inform families of the availability of breakfast. Notification must be
Households      relayed just prior to, or at the beginning of the school year via                            USDA Memo: Outreach to Households on the Availability of the
(SBP)           information packets and must accompany free and reduced price                                School Breakfast Program
                meal applications sent to each household for the new school year. In                         www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_40_2011.doc
                addition, schools should send reminders regarding the availability of
                the SBP multiple times throughout the school year. Acceptable                                School Breakfast Program Toolkit
                outreach activities include announcements on the public address                              www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Breakfast/expansion/marketing.htm
                system and/or dissemination of printed or electronic materials to
                families and school children.                                                                Resources School Breakfast Program
                                                                                                             www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/market3.html

                Summer Food Service Program Outreach                                      October 1, 2010    DPI Memo: Outreach to Households on the Availability of
                                                                                                             Summer Food Service Program Meals
                Schools participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)                              www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/snt_mail_4_11_sp_15.pdf
(SFSP)          must inform families of the availability of free meals for students
                when the regular school year ends. Acceptable activities may include                         USDA Memo: Outreach to Households on the Availability of
                developing or disseminating printed or electronic materials to families                      Summer Food Service Program Meals
                of school children prior to the end of the school year, which provide                        www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/gm_sfsp_04_2011.pdf
                information on the availability and location of SFSP meals. Other
                activities to promote the availability and location of SFSP meals may
                be approved by DPI.

Section 201:    Schools that meet the new meal pattern and nutrition standard               Certification    Federal Register 7 CFR Part 210 - Interim Rule: Certification of
                requirements in School Year 2012-13 are eligible to receive an                Process:       Compliance With Meal Requirements for the National School
6 Cent          additional 6 cents for each reimbursable lunch served. DPI may              July 1, 2012     Lunch Program Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
Certification   begin certifying documentation received from SFAs on July 1, 2012.                           www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/fr_2012_04_27.pdf
                The 6 cents reimbursement amount will be available to SFAs
                beginning October 1, 2012, and adjusted annually by the USDA.                                USDA Memo: Questions and Answers Related to the Certification
                                                                                                             of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School
                DPI must certify participating school food authorities (SFAs) to                             Lunch Program www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/cnrsnp.html#ns
                receive this performance-based cash assistance within 60 days of                             USDA Memo: Certification of Compliance with New Meal

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               receiving certification documentation from the SFA. For applications       6 Cents         Patterns - Certification Tools, Specifications, and Prototype
               submitted on or before September 30, 2012, DPI has 60 days from           Available:       Attestation Statement
               October 1, 2012 to review certification materials and make a            October 1, 2012    www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/policy.htm
               determination. DPI must also complete on-site validation reviews of
               at least 25 percent of certified SFAs in SY 2012-13.                                       DPI Memo: Menu Certification for Compliance with New Meal
                                                                                                          Pattern Requirements (Six Cents Certification) and School Year
               To receive the 6 cents, SFAs must:                                                         2012-13 Coordinated Review Effort (CRE) Schedule
                Demonstrate compliance with all meal pattern and nutrition                               www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_062012.doc
                 standard requirements in effect at the time of certification.
                Demonstrate compliance with meal pattern and nutrition standard                          DPI Menu Certification webpage, including guidance, workbooks,
                 requirements for both breakfast and lunch.                                               tools, resources, training and submission information
                Ensure that all sites within the SFA meet current meal pattern and                       www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/6centscert.html
                 nutrition standard requirements.
                Attest that certification documentation submitted is representative
                 of on-going meal service within the SFA.
                Attest that the minimum required food quantities for all meal
                 components are available to students in every serving line.

Section 202:   Requires that a variety of fluid milk be served, consistent with the      Beginning of     DPI Memo: Water Availability during National School Lunch
               most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The 2010 Dietary            School Year      Program Meal Service and Nutrition Requirements for Fluid Milk
Fluid Milk     Guidelines recommend that persons over age two should consume               2011-12        www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_062111.doc
               fat-free or low-fat (1%) fluid milk. School Food Authorities (SFAs)
               must offer at least two choices from the following list:                                   USDA Memo: Nutrition Requirements for Fluid Milk
                                                                                                          www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_29_2011.doc
                    Fat-free milk,
                    Low-fat (1%) milk,                                                                   DPI Memo: Requirements for Milk Variety in the Special Milk
                    Fat-free or low-fat lactose reduced milk,                                            Program (Special Milk Program only), Updated
                                                                                                          www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_072811.doc
                    Fat-free or low-fat lactose-free milk,
                    Fat-free or low-fat buttermilk, or                                                   DPI Memo: Nutrition Requirements for Fluid Milk (Special Milk
                    Fat-free or low-fat acidified milk.                                                  Program only) www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_071111.doc
               All products above must be pasteurized fluid milk that meets state
               and local standards. This provision applies to the National School
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               Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and the Special Milk
               Program.

Section 203:   Requires schools participating in the National School Lunch Program           Beginning of     DPI Memo: Water Availability during National School Lunch
               (NSLP) to make potable water available to children, without                   School Year      Program Meal Service and Nutrition Requirements for Fluid Milk
Water          restriction and at no charge, in the place where lunch meals are                2011-12        www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_062111.doc
Availability   served or immediately adjacent to the meal service area. Suggested
               options for schools to implement this requirement include:                                     USDA Memo: Water Availability During National School Lunch
                                                                                                              Program Meal Service, Revised
                  Water pitchers and cups on lunch tables;                                                   www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_28_2011_r.doc
                  A water fountain in the cafeteria or immediately adjacent to the
                   cafeteria; or
                  A faucet that allows students to fill their own bottles or cups
                   with drinking water.

Section 204:   A Proposed Rule is anticipated in Fall 2012 and includes a public comment     Beginning of     USDA Memo: Local Wellness Policies
               period.                                                                       School Year      www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_42_2011.doc
Local                                                                                          2011-12
Wellness       Wellness policies currently include goals for nutrition education,                             DPI Memo: Local School Wellness Policies
Policies       physical activity and other school-based activities that promote                               www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_082511.doc
               student wellness, and nutrition guidelines to promote student health
               and reduce childhood obesity for all foods available on each school                            Local School Wellness Policies 5‐Year Technical Assistance and
               campus.                                                                                        Guidance Plan
                                                                                                              www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/ta_9_2_11_lw.pdf
               The Act outlines new requirements for local wellness policies,
               including the addition of goals for nutrition promotion:                                       Resources for Local Wellness Policies
                                                                                                              www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/wellnessplcy.html
               Local Discretion – allows Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to
               determine the specific policies appropriate for the schools under their
               jurisdiction, as long as all required wellness policy elements are
               addressed.

               Public Involvement – permits involvement from specific individuals and
               entities to participate in the development of wellness policies.
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               Expands the purpose of the team of collaborators to include the
               implementation of the local wellness policy with periodic review and
               updates.

               Implementation, Periodic Assessment, and Public Updates – requires LEAs to
               inform and update the public about the content and implementation
               of the local wellness policies. LEAs must also periodically measure,
               and make available, an assessment of the local wellness policy that
               includes:

                  The LEAs compliance with the local wellness policy;
                  How the LEA’s local wellness policy compares to model local
                   school wellness policies; and
                  Progress made towards goals of the local wellness policy.

               Requires LEAs to designate one or more LEA officials or school
               officials, as appropriate, to ensure that each school complies with the
               local school wellness policy. Please refer to USDA and DPI Memos
               for recommended actions for the 2011-12 School Year.

Section: 205   Interim Rule                                                                   July 1, 2011     Federal Interim Rule: NSLP School Food Service Account
                                                                                                               Revenue Amendments
Paid Lunch     Requires all School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the                                www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/ple_interim_rule.pdf
Equity         NSLP to determine their average price for paid student lunches in the                           Public comment period on the Interim Rule closed on September 15, 2011
               previous school year, and gradually increase the SFA’s average lunch
               price until it is equal to or greater than the difference between the                           Federal Register: National School Lunch Program: School Food
               free meal reimbursement and the paid reimbursement rates for the                                Service Account Revenue Amendments Related to the Healthy,
               previous school year (to ensure that sufficient funds are provided to                           Hunger-Free Kids Act
               the food service account for paid lunches). SFAs are not required to                            http://69.175.53.6/register/2011/Jun/17/2011-14926.pdf
               raise their prices more than 10 cents annually. SFAs that do not wish
               to increase their average lunch prices may contribute non-federal                               USDA Fact Sheet: Equity in School Lunch Pricing
               funds to the food service account under the new federal guidelines.                             www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/pric_equity_s.pdf


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            Annual PLE Calculations                                                                    DPI Memo: Paid Lunch Equity and Revenue from Non-Program
            School Year 2011-12: For School Year 2011-12, the Minimum Price                            Foods www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_081211.doc
            Average is equal to $2.46 per lunch. SFAs with prices below the
            $2.46 for paid lunch need to plan on raising lunch prices.                                 USDA Guidance: Paid Lunch Equity and Revenue from Non-
                                                                                                       program Foods
            School Year 2012-13: For School Year 2021-13, the Minimum Price                            www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_39_2011.doc
            Average is equal to $2.51 per lunch. SFAs with prices below the
            $2.51 for paid lunch need to plan on raising lunch prices.                                 DPI Memo: Revised USDA Eligibility Manual for School Meals
                                                                                                       and Updated Guidance on Paid Lunch Equity and Revenue from
                                                                                                       Non-Program Foods
            PLE Tool                                                                                   www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_110911.doc
            The Price Lunch Equity (PLE) tool will be updated annually by the
            USDA and will be available on the DPI website to help SFAs                                 USDA Memo: Paid Lunch Equity, School Year 2012-2013
            calculate the:                                                                             Calculations www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_15_2012.doc
                  Average price across the SFA,
                  New required average price across the SFA,                                          USDA Pricing Tool: Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) for School Year
                  Distribution of price increases across the SFA, and                                 2012-13 www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/xls/ple_tool_1213.xls
                  Non-federal source contribution amount.
                                                                                                       PLE Tool, DPI Step-by-step Instructions
                                                                                                       www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/plet_inst.pdf
            Guidelines, exceptions, and definitions for allowable and unallowable
            nonfederal funding sources are available in the August 12, 2011, Paid
                                                                                                       PLE Tool (non-federal funds), DPI Step-by-step Instructions
            Lunch Equity and Revenue from Non-Program Foods memo from
                                                                                                       www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/plet_inst_nf.pdf
            the DPI.
                                                                                                       DPI Memo: Clarification Regarding Paid Lunch Equity and
                                                                                                       Allowable Non-federal Funding Sources
            Paid Lunch Price Report
                                                                                                       www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_053012.doc
            Each year, all SFAs must report their most frequently charged paid
            lunch prices using October data for elementary, middle/junior high,
                                                                                                       DPI PLE Tool to document use of Non-federal Funds:
            and high school grade groupings to the Wisconsin Department of
                                                                                                       www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/xls/meal_incr_tool.xls
            Public Instruction (DPI). The USDA will consolidate and publish
            this data nationwide.
                                                                                                       USDA Memo: Questions and Answers on the Paid Lunch Price
                                                                                                       Report www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_28_2012.doc


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                                                                                                             Online Paid Lunch Price Reporting Form
                                                                                                             www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/online.html
                                                                                                             Instructions for completing the Online Paid Lunch Price Reporting
                                                                                                             Form www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/pler_inst.pdf

                                                                                                             DPI Memo: Paid Lunch Equity: Calculations for School Year
                                                                                                             2012-13 and Paid Lunch Price Reporting
                                                                                                              www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_031912.doc

Section 206:   Requires all non-reimbursable meal foods sold by school food service         July 1, 2011     Federal Interim Rule: NSLP School Food Service Account
               to generate revenue at least equal to their cost. A non-program food                          Revenue Amendments
  Revenue      (includes beverages) is a food sold in a participating school other than                      www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/ple_interim_rule.pdf
 from Non-     a reimbursable meal and purchased using funds from the school food
  Program      service account.                                                                              Federal Register: National School Lunch Program: School Food
    Food                                                                                                     Service Account Revenue Amendments Related to the Healthy,
               To implement the requirement, SFAs will need to:                                              Hunger-Free Kids Act
                    Identify the proportion of total food costs attributable to                             http://69.175.53.6/register/2011/Jun/17/2011-14926.pdf
                      non-program food in order to establish its revenue target,
                    Price non-program food items to ensure that revenues will                               DPI Memo: Paid Lunch Equity and Revenue from Non-Program
                      meet the requirement, and                                                              Foods
                    Track non-program food revenues separately from all other                               www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_081211.doc
                      revenue items.
                                                                                                             USDA Non-program Revenue Tool:
                                                                                                             www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/xls/npr_tool.xls

                                                                                                             USDA Fact Sheet: Equity in School Lunch Pricing
                                                                                                             www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/pric_equity_s.pdf

                                                                                                             USDA Guidance: Paid Lunch Equity and Revenue from Non-
                                                                                                             program Foods
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Section 207:   Coordinated Review Effort (CRE)                                            Limited number     Coordinated Review Effort (CRE) Training Resources
                                                                                          of CREs during     www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/cre.html. This will be updated as new CRE
CRE Cycle      Beginning in SY 2013-14, the Coordinated Review Effort (CRE)                 School Year      resources are developed/implemented
               cycle will be changed from once every five years to once every three          2012-13.
               years with no separate School Meals Initiative (SMI) Review.
               More frequent monitoring will allow for assessment on how well the                            DPI Memo: Menu Certification for Compliance with New Meal
               new meal patterns and other requirements are being met and to                                 Pattern Requirements (Six Cents Certification) and School Year
               provide technical assistance as needed.                                      3 Year-Cycle     2012-13 Coordinated Review Effort (CRE) Schedule
                                                                                            Beginning of     www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_062012.doc
               As a result of the certification and validation processes ensuing            School Year
               during SY 2012-2013, the SNT will be limiting the number of                    2013-14
               Administrative Reviews (i.e. CREs) to CESA 2. Therefore, if your
               SFA falls within the CESA 2 boundary, you should expect to have a
               CRE during SY 2012-2013, as originally planned. SFAs located
               within CESA 8 and the lower half of CESA 4, (who normally would
               be reviewed in SY 2012-13) will receive an Administrative Review
               (CRE) in SY 2013-14. Please keep in mind that SNT staff may need
               to request additional flexibility when scheduling reviews to assist with
               meeting deadlines associated with the six cents certification process.

               Whenever possible, DPI plans to coordinate efforts to conduct
               Administrative Reviews for SY 2012-13 to be concurrent with
               certification or validation processes in CESA 2.


Section 208:   The Final Rule on the new Federal Nutrition Standards was published on       Progressive      USDA Information on DGAs
               January 26, 2012.                                                          Implementation     www.cnpp.usda.gov/dietaryguidelines.htm
Nutrition                                                                                      Begins
Standards      The Final Rule on the new Federal Nutrition Standards revises the            School Year      2009 Institute of Medicine Report
               meal patterns and nutrition requirements for NSLP and SBP to be                2012-13        www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12751
               consistent with the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs)
               and the nutrient targets identified in the 2009 Institute of Medicine                         Final Rule: Federal Nutrition Standards in the National School
               Final Report.                                                               July 1, 2012 –    Lunch and School Breakfast Programs
                                                                                            majority of      www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/7cfr_210_220_2012.pdf

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            Highlights of the Nutrition Standards and Meal Pattern Requirements        changes in the
            include:                                                                      NSLP              DPI Memo: Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch
                                                                                                            Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) - Final Rule
            National School Lunch Program—effective date for the majority of                                www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_031312.doc
            changes is July 1, 2012.                                                   July 1, 2013 –
                                                                                       Majority of the      Meal Pattern Table www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/ns_1_2012.doc
                   One Food Based Menu Planning (FBMP) Approach                       changes to the
                   Three new age/grade groupings: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12                       SBP             Implementation Timeline for Final Rule
                   Fruit and vegetables are two separate components                                        www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/nstl_1_2012.doc
                   Five vegetable subgroups: dark green, red/orange, beans/peas
                                                                                         Refer to the       USDA Memo: Revised Questions and Answers on the Final Rule:
                    (legumes), starchy, other
                                                                                        Implementation      Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School
                   Half of all grains offered must be whole grain-rich                   Timeline for      Breakfast Programs
                   Maximum number of grain servings per week cannot be                   Final Rule        www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/gm_nslp_sp_10_2012_r42712.pdf
                    exceeded.                                                         for further details   www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/gm_nslp_sp_10_2012_r42712a.pdf
                   One ounce meat/meat alternate minimum daily requirement
                    for Grades K-5 and 6-8                                                                  DPI Q&A: WI SNT Questions and Answers on New Nutrition
                   Tofu and soy yogurt can credit as a meat alternate                                      Standards and Meal Pattern Requirements
                   Fat-free (unflavored or flavored) and low-fat (unflavored) milk                         http://dpi.wi.gov/fns/cnrsnp.html#ns
                    only                                                                                    This document is updated frequently –to ensure access to the most recent
                   Under Offer versus Serve, students must select at least ½ cup                           version, please click on the link above and then select the same memo title link
                    fruit or ½ cup vegetable for a reimbursable meal                                        posted under the “Nutrition Standards (Meal Pattern Requirements” heading)
                   Calorie ranges with maximums not to be exceeded
                                                                                                            USDA Memo: Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products
                   Zero trans-fat
                                                                                                            www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_16_2012.doc
            School Breakfast Program—effective date for the majority of changes is
                                                                                                            USDA Memo: Frozen Fruit Products and Nutrition
            July 1, 2013.
                                                                                                            Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast
                 Three components – Milk, fruit, and grain                                                 Programs www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_20_2012.doc
                 Meat/meat alternate may be substituted for grain
                 Vegetables may be substituted for fruit                                                   USDA Memo: Grain Requirements for the National School Lunch
                                                                                                            and School breakfast Program
                                                                                                            www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/gm_nslp_sp_30_2012.pdf


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Provision                                Summary                                  Effective Date *                    Links to Memos and Guidance

            HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC)                                                     USDA Memo: Formulated Grain Fruit Products
            Changes to the Nutrition Standards and Meal Pattern Requirements                         www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_26_2012.doc
            have resulted in updates to the HUSSC award criteria. All new
            applications submitted to the DPI on or after July 1, 2012, will be                      USDA Memo: Separation of Vegetables/Fruits in the Food Buying
            considered using the new criteria.                                                       Guide for Child Nutrition Programs
                                                                                                     www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_37_2012.doc

                                                                                                     USDA Guidance: Procurement Q &A to Assist in the
                                                                                                     Implementation of the final rule titled Nutrition Standards in the
                                                                                                     National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs
                                                                                                     www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_17_2012.doc


                                                                                                     USDA Webpage on Nutrition Standards for School Meals
                                                                                                     http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Legislation/nutritions
                                                                                                     tandards.htm

                                                                                                     USDA Memo: Residential Child Care Institutions exception for
                                                                                                     safety if serving Multiple Age/Grade Groups
                                                                                                     www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_38_2012.doc

                                                                                                     Nutrition Standard Resources
                                                                                                     www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/cnrsnp.html#nsr


                                                                                                     USDA Memo: Revised HUSSC Criteria
                                                                                                     www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/ta_03_2012.doc

                                                                                                     USDA Chart: Revised HUSSC Criteria
                                                                                                     www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/ta_03_2012a.pdf




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Provision                                     Summary                                      Effective Date *                       Links to Memos and Guidance

Section 301:   Removes the requirement that parents or guardians provide a social          October 1, 2010     DPI Memo: SY 2011-12 Back-to-School Nutrition Program
               security number on free and reduced price lunch applications. As of                             Updates
Privacy        the 2011-12 School Year, only the last four digits are required on the                          www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/snt_mail_081911.doc
Protection     form. If a parent or caregiver does not have a social security number,
               they must write the word “none” in the space for the last four digits.                          USDA Memo: Privacy Protection and the Use of Social Security
               The application must be considered incomplete without either the                                Numbers in Child Nutrition Programs
               four digits or the word “none”. Children of applicants without a                                www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/sp_19_2011_s.pdf
               social security number can still participate in the program. The
               HHFKA also removes the requirement that the social security
               number of each adult household member be collected to verify
               applications.

Section 302:   Strengthens the existing food safety requirements by requiring that         No later than the   USDA Memo: Enhancing the School Food Safety Program
               the school food safety program based on Hazard Analysis and                  beginning of       www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_37_2011.doc
Enhancing      Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles be applied to any facility         School Year
Food Safety    or part of a facility in which food is stored, prepared or served for the       2011-12         State Food Safety Inspection Reporting Requirements
               purposes of the NSLP, SBP or other Child Nutrition program. Food                                www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/sp_16_2011_s.pdf
               safety programs must be reviewed to ensure that standard operating
                                                                                                               Extends present requirements through fiscal year 2015
               procedures for safe food handling are updated to include any facility
               or part of a facility where food is stored, prepared, or served, such as
               on school buses, in hallways, school courtyards, kiosks, classrooms,
               or other locations outside the cafeteria.

               This requirement applies to school breakfast or lunch meals, and the
               Special Milk Program, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and
               After School Snack or Supper programs.

Section 307:   Provides guidance on the following program rules pertaining to                July 7, 2011      USDA memo: Indirect Cost Guidance
               indirect costs:                                                                                 www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/doc/gm_sp_41_2011.doc
Indirect
Costs               Definitions for both direct and indirect costs, including the                             USDA Attachment: Indirect Cost Guidance for State Agencies and
                     proper classification of costs and discussion on the treatment                            School Food Authorities
                     of certain typical costs in the NSLP and SBP;                                             www.dpi.wi.gov/fns/pdf/gm_sp_41_2011_attach.pdf
                    An overview of the federal cost principles and explanation that
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Provision                                     Summary                                     Effective Date *                   Links to Memos and Guidance

                      all costs (direct or indirect) paid with funds from the nonprofit
                      school food service account must be allowable. The guidance
                      provides criteria that will aid an SFA in determining allowable
                      costs and includes relevant examples;
                     Information on how a school district’s general fund recovers
                      indirect costs from the nonprofit school food service account.
                      This includes appropriate application of the indirect cost rate
                      and the requirements for the SFA to determine the rate;
                     Considerations for the SFA when assessing indirect costs
                      charged to the nonprofit school food service account. This
                      information includes how an SFA should address errors and
                      the billing of previous years’ indirect costs; and
                     An overview of how the indirect cost rate is developed as
                      relevant background information for SFAs. The information
                      includes a discussion on appropriate uses of restricted or
                      unrestricted indirect cost rates and adjustment of the rates.



 * The date or time period listed is the date upon which the policy goes into effect. Many of the provisions within the HHFKA have specified or progressive effective
 dates, while others are in force at the beginning of the identified school year.




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