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2013-14 Mandatory Training for SNP Sponsors

Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin

Purpose: Policy, Action Required, Beneficial Information

Date: January 2014

Number: SNP-01-2014

To: School Nutrition Program Sponsors

Attention: Food Service Director, Business Official

Reference: The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, Section 126; Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, sections 210.19(a)(3) and 210.19(e)

Subject: Annual Mandatory Training for School Nutrition Program Sponsors 2013–14

Federal law requires all National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) sponsors to complete an annual training on administrative procedures. As previously announced in an e-mail sent on December 2, 2013, this year’s mandatory training is now available.

The updated training includes nine modules on key topics such as NSLP and SBP eligibility, verification, menu planning with the New Meal Pattern requirements, cafeteria funds, food safety, meal counting, civil rights, and school wellness policies, as well as quizzes and an evaluation on the topics.

The training is currently available on the San Jose State University California Professional Nutrition Education and Training (Cal-Pro-NET) Center Annual Mandatory Training Web page at Completing the training requires three steps:

Step One: Review the course instructions, and course requirements
Step Two: Read the training modules
Step Three: Complete the online quizzes and course evaluation

At the end of each quiz module and the course survey (evaluation), you will select the submit quiz button. If you do not submit the information, we will not have a record that you have completed the quiz. After submitting the quizzes and course survey, you will receive an electronic Certificate of Completion within a week. Please be advised that you must complete the training by Monday, March 31, 2014. Failure to complete the training by the deadline may result in the withholding of your agency’s meal reimbursement payment. We will closely monitor completion of this training.

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact Linda Sweeney, Cal-Pro-NET Center Coordinator, by e-mail at or by phone at 408-924-3125, or Lisa Melhouse, Nutrition Education Specialist, by e-mail at or by phone at 916-323-2488. You may also contact your Field Services Unit Child Nutrition Consultant.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
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