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Introduction to the School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study SY 2014-15

This video introduces the School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study, which was commissioned by the USDA Food & Nutrition Services to examine implementation of the new standards and their impact on program operations, nutritional quality of meals, students’ dietary intake, and meal costs in the 2014-15 school year. 

 

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Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs - Request for Information

The Request for Information will be available for public comment through April 23, 2018.  The comment period for the Request for Information that was published on Dec. 14, 2017 (82 FR 58792) has been extended from Feb. 12, 2018 to April 23, 2018.

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Integrity Features of a Web-based School Meal Application

This webinar details guidance and best practices for incorporating integrity-oriented design features into web-based school meal applications. 

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Procurement by Micropurchase

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Unpaid Meal Charges: Local Charge Policy Requirement

No later than July 1, 2017, all school food authorities (SFAs) operating National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Program must have a written policy in place to address situations where children participating at the reduced price or paid rate do not have money to cover the cost of a meal at the time of the meal service. SFAs have discretion in developing the specifics of their policies, and FNS expects charge policies will vary based on local circumstances and available resources. This webinar provides an overview of the local charge policy requirement and shares best practices for successful policy development.

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CEP: Partial District Implementation

This technical assistance webinar highlights best practices for school districts electing CEP in some, but not all, of their schools.

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Contracting with FSMC: Developing Solicitations and Contracts

This webinar provides an overview of the Guidance for School Food Authorities and State Agencies; Contracting with Food Service Management Companies, published in June 2016 and is presented now as this is the season for school food authorities to begin soliciting for these services.

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Leveraging FNS Programs in a Lead Exposure Crisis

This webinar provides information necessary to leverage FNS programs in response to a lead exposure crisis and to provide best practices and lessons learned from those who dealt with the on-the-ground response in Flint, Michigan.