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New Meal Pattern Resources and Trainings

Includes local training schedules and registration instructions, Webinar schedules and links, and online training modules.

The California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Services Division (NSD), proudly offers online and local training on the New Meal Pattern (NMP) and Menu Certification of Compliance required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA).

All child nutrition sponsors participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) must comply with the NMP requirements for lunch, effective July 1, 2012, and breakfast, effective July 1, 2013. Moreover, child nutrition sponsors in compliance with the NMP requirements are eligible to receive an additional six cents performance-based reimbursement per lunch upon certification by the CDE.

The training resources below provide detailed review of the NMP requirements and Menu Certification process for School Year 2013–14. You may choose to view training materials online, register for a local training, or attend a Webinar presented by NSD staff.

Contact Us

For more information or if you have questions, please contact the NSD by e-mail at HHFKA@cde.ca.gov or by phone at 916-322-2003.

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Local Trainings

None scheduled at this time.

Training Registration Instructions

Training registration for child nutrition sponsors is available on the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) Training Registration Web page External link opens in new window or tab.. Please review the instructions below before starting the registration process.

Child Nutrition Program Sponsors Instructions

  1. Obtain your sponsor five-digit CNIPS User ID number or personal CNIPS User ID and password to use for registration.
  2. Visit the CNIPS Training Registration Web page External link opens in new window or tab. and begin the online registration process.
  3. Enter your sponsor five-digit CNIPS User ID or personal User ID and password.
  4. Click Register for Training or click View Available Training if your agency is currently not an approved sponsor.
  5. Select All on the Program Training Available page.
  6. Select desired course on the Available Training(s) Screen.
  7. Select preferred time and location on the Available Training Locations page.
  8. Enter the attendees contact information on the Attendee Information page.
  9. Before exiting the system, print the Training Confirmation (last screen in the online registration process). This is your only record.

Registration Assistance and Cancellation Procedure

If you need assistance with online registration, please contact the CNIPS Help Desk weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by phone at 800-952-5609, Option 6, or by e-mail at CNIPS@cde.ca.gov.

 If you are unable to attend, please contact the CNIPS Help Desk by phone at 800-952-5609, option 6, or by e-mail at CNIPS@cde.ca.gov to cancel your registration. Please provide your registration confirmation number, if possible, when cancelling your registration.

Webinars

There are no upcoming Webinars at this time.

Webinar Access

The CDE currently offers Webinars using the Cisco WebEx service. Please test your computer compatibility system to make sure it is ready to use WebEx. Visit this test site External link opens in new window or tab. prior to attending a Webinar session. If you experience issues joining the meeting, contact WebEx support at 866-229-3239. Enter the Webinar access information at WebEx External link opens in new window or tab. to attend.

Recorded Webinars

California School Meals Outreach Toolkit and the HealthierUS School Challenge 2014 Webinar External link opens in new window or tab.
You can view this May 15, 2014, Webinar which covers how to use the California School Meals Outreach Toolkit and the HealthierUS School Challenge to promote and market school meal programs.

Online Modules

Coming soon

Resources and Guidance

New Meal Pattern

Detailed policy information on the New Meal Pattern (NMP) requirements for lunch and breakfast is available on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Nutrition Services (FNS),  Nutrition Standards for School Meals Web page External link opens in new window or tab. . In addition, the USDA released policy memo SP 10-2012 (v.7): Question and Answers on the Final Rule to provide guidance and clarification on the NMP.

Menu Certification

Detailed policy information, tools, and technical assistance related to Certification of Compliance with the NMP requirements is available on the USDA FNS Certification of Compliance Web page External link opens in new window or tab. . In the following MBs, the NSD provides clarification and instruction specific to CDE school nutrition programs, in addition to policy released by the USDA.

Outreach Toolkit

The NSD and the San Jose State University (SJSU) California Professional Nutrition Education and Training (Cal-Pro-NET) Center developed the School Nutrition Program Outreach Toolkit External link opens in new window or tab. with the assistance of an advisory group comprised of food service directors, local partners/advocacy groups, and NSD staff.

The Outreach Toolkit is an online resource created to help school meal programs promote the delicious, fresh meals served to California schoolchildren. The Outreach Toolkit includes a variety of no-cost/low-cost resources for every district, regardless of size or finances, to promote school nutrition programs, improve the perception of school meals, and increase meal participation. You do not have to be a marketing expert to work with the resources in the Outreach Toolkit. Visit the SJSU Cal-Pro-NET Outreach Toolkit External link opens in new window or tab. Web page to get started!

Poster Contest

Since the release of the New Meal Pattern (NMP), required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the Nutrition Services Division has worked diligently to inform and provide technical assistance to School Food Authorities (SFA) regarding the implementation of these regulations. As we continue this support, the My Healthy School Meal poster contest was developed to raise awareness of these healthy changes at the student level and to provide resources that promote the NMP. The posters below were chosen as the winners in their grade category. They are available at no cost for SFAs to use as visual resources in their cafeterias and on school campuses to promote and support the NMP. To request posters, please follow the instructions and complete the Poster Contest Order Form (PDF). To view the posters, see links below.

Category: Kindergarten through fifth grade

Tiffany, Grade 4 (JPG)
New Hope Elementary, Garden Grove Unified School District

Tiffany, Grade 5 (JPG)
Cleveland Elementary, Oakland Unified School District  

Jane, Grade 5 (JPG)
Bella Vista Elementary, Oakland Unified School District

Category: Sixth through eighth grade

Karen, Grade 8 (JPG)
Orchard Hills, Tustin Unified School District

Samantha, Grade 7 (JPG)
Orchard Hills, Tustin Unified School District

Katerina, Grade 8 (JPG)
Orchard Hills, Tustin Unified School District

Category: Ninth through twelfth grade

Clara, Grade 11 (JPG)
Nogales High School, Rowland Unified School District

Tatiana, Grade 10 (JPG)
Selma High School, Selma Unified School District

German, Grade 12 (JPG)
Selma High School, Selma Unified School District
Questions:   HHFKA@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-2003
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