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Overview

The Nutrition Services Division (NSD) send messages via Listserv to program operators and contacts. The messages contained in the tabs below are identified by program and sponsor type. Program types include the School Nutrition Program (SNP), Seamless Summer Option (SSO), Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP), Food Distribution Program (FDP), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). CACFP sponsor types include Day Care Homes (DCH), Child Care Centers (CCC), and Adult Day Care (ADC). To become a School Nutrition Program Operator, an agency must be either a public entity or a nonprofit organization with an Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) determination. SNP sponsor types include Residential Child Care Institutes (RCCI), and County Office of Education (COE),public and private schools, and direct funded charter schools. SNP role types include Chief Business Officer (CBO), and Food service Director (FSD). Specialized messages intended for target audiences are marked with an asterisk (*) and are not applicable to entire program and sponsor types.

Note: Messages on this page will remain for three months before being removed.

Disaster

Proclamations that affect our program operators and state.

2023 Messages

January

November


Recall

Food recalls that could potentially affect our program operators and partners.

2022 Messages

October

Notice Date Title Applicable to
10/31/2022 Foster Farms Recalls Chicken Due to Contamination SNP, SSO, SFSP
10/24/2022 Bob Evans Foods, Inc., Recalls Italian Sausage SNP, SSO, SFSP

Training

Announcements and availability of trainings, both sponsored by the NSD and those of the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other partners. Includes both in-person and e-learning offerings (conference calls and webinars).

2023 Messages

January

Notice Date Title Applicable to
1/20/2023

ISNPA Webinar: Food Distribution Program Part Two – Processing

SNP

2022 Messages

December

Notice Date Title Applicable to
12/27/2022

School Nutrition Programs Administrative Review (AR) Mandatory Prereview Training Webinar

SNP (agenices that have an upcoming AR)
12/16/2022 Webinar: Introduction to Food Distribution Program SNP, FDP
12/06/2022 2022 Kitchen Infrastructure Training (KIT) Office Hours Webinar SNP, Public Schools, Charter Schools and County Offices of Education and Other Government

November

Notice Date Title Applicable to
11/03/2022

Meal Modification Webinars

SNP, SFSP

October

Notice Date Title Applicable to
10/5/2022 Webinar: Growing Through the Taste of CA Challenge SNP, SFSP

Policy

Notifies program operators of the release of U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy memoranda.

2022 Messages

December

Notice Date Title Applicable to
12/7/2022 Reminder: Area Eligibility for Summer 2022 and SY 2022-23 SNP, SSO, SFSP

November

October

Notice Date Title Applicable to
10/19/2022 Extended Local Agency Procurement Review Cycle SNP, SSO, SFSP, FDP
10/12/2022 Meal Counting and Claiming Requirements SNP

10/7/2022

Changes to the Buy American Food Act

SNP

Management Bulletin (MB)

Notifies program operators of the release of California Department of Education (CDE) NSD MBs.

2022 Messages

December

Notice Date Title Applicable to
12/01/2022 Proposition 12 Final Rule, the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative FDP (Special list of processors, brokers and distributors)

November

October

Notice Date Title Applicable to
10/19/2022 Reimbursement Claim One-time Only Exception Submission Deadline Policy Clarification SNP, SSO, SFSP

Funding

Funding and grant opportunities.

2023 Messages

January

Notice Date Title Applicable to
1/4/2023 2023–24 School Breakfast Program and Summer Meal Programs Start-up and Expansion Grants Are Now Available! SNP (Public Schools, Charter Schools and County Offices of Education and Other Government, Superintendent), SSO, SFSP

2022 Messages

December

Notice Date Title Applicable to
12/13/2022 School Food Best Practices Apportionment Timeline SNP (Public Schools, Charter Schools and County Offices of Education and Other Government)
12/02/2022 2022 KIT Deadline Reminder SNP

November

Notice Date Title Applicable to
11/18/2022

2022 KIT Guidance and Deadline Extension

SNP Public Schools, Charter Schools COEs, SSO

11/03/2022 Reminder: Apportionment of Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Local Administrative Cost Grant SNP Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools, COEs, SSO
11/01/2022 2022 Kitchen Infrastructure and Training Funds SNP, Including Superintendents

October

Recognition

Recognition opportunities available to program operators.

2022 Messages

December

Notice Date Title Applicable to
12/5/2022

Farm to Summer Celebration Week Recognition

SNP CBO, FSD, Superintendent, Civil Rights Coordinator, SSO, SFSP

Other

Applications, surveys, announcements, and annual updates.

2023 Messages

January

Notice Date Title Applicable to
1/18/2023

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act

SNP
1/12/2023

USDA Foods Available List for SY 2023–24

FDP Processors, Distributors and Recipients

2022 Messages

December

Notice Date Title Applicable to
12/27/2022 Local Foods Fact Sheets–New Resources SNP, SSO, SFSP
12/22/2022

Food Service Staff Education and Training Web Page

SNP(Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools, and Nonpublic schools), SSO, SFSP, FDP
12/7/2022 Reminder: Verification Process Guidance for School Year 2022–23 SNP
12/7/2022

Reminder: School Year 2022–23 Transition to Standard Child Nutrition Program Operations Questions and Answers

SNP
12/7/2022

Reminder: Affordable Connectivity Program

SNP, Superintendents
12/02/2022 State Reimbursement for Nonpublic School Sites SNP

November

October

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Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, January 20, 2023
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