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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). 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.

August Messages

Notice Date Title Applicable to
8/11/2020 Nutrition Services Operational Changes 2020 NSLP, SBP
8/10/2020 Reminder: Emergency Noncompetitive Solicitations SNP, SSO, SFSP, FDP, CACFP
8/10/2020 Video: July 28 Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Town Hall Webinar SNP, Chief Business Officers (CBOs), Food Service Directors (FSDs), and Superintendents
8/3/2020 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Final Eligibility Determinations and Appeals Process SNP

July Messages

Notice Date Title Applicable to
7/31/2020 COVID-19: Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Summer Food Service Program – Extension 5 SNP, SFSP, and SSO
7/30/2020 Webinar: Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Town Hall on August 11, 2020 SNP, CBOs, FSDs, and Superintendents 
7/30/2020 Video: July 14 Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Town Hall Webinar SNP, CBOs, FSDs, and Superintendents 
7/21/2020 Managing Personnel During COVID-19 Webinar SNP
7/16/2020 COVID-19: CDE Handout and Fact Sheets - Food Safety Handout Updated SNP, CACFP, SFSP, FDP
7/14/2020 Video: June 30 Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Town Hall Webinar SNP, CBOs, FSDs, and Superintendents
7/8/2020 Video: June 9 and June 16 Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Town Hall Webinars SNP, CBOs, FSDs, and Superintendents
7/1/2020 Application for COVID-19 Disaster Relief SNP, SSO, SFSP, and FSDs
7/1/2020 USDA CACFP At-risk in Summer 2020 Waiver Request CACFP

June Messages

May Messages

April Messages

 

Recall

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

No messages available at this time.

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).

August Messages

May Messages

 

Policy

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

July Messages

Notice Date Title Applicable to
7/14/2020 Senate Bill 98 Section 34 –– State Meal Mandate Updated for Distance Learning Instruction SNP program operators, Food Service Directors, Chief Business Officers, and Superintendents

June Messages

Notice Date Title Applicable to
6/12/2020 Child Nutrition Program Complaint Procedures in the California Code of Regulations SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP

 

Management Bulletin (MB)

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

July Messages

Other

Applications, awards, surveys, announcements, and annual updates.

August Messages

Notice Date Title Applicable to
8/11/2020 2020-21 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant Recipients Announcement SNP, Food Service Directors (FSDs), Chief Business Officers (CBOs), and Superintendents

July Messages

June Messages

 

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Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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Recently Posted in Nutrition

  • 2020–21 FFVP Grant Recipient List Announced (added 11-Aug-2020)
    The 2020–21 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) first allocation grant recipients have been posted on the California Department of Education (CDE) Funding Results: FFVP web page.
  • Emergency Noncompetitive Solicitations (added 11-Aug-2020)
    As CDE learns of school closures, we want to remind all program operators of the flexibilities provided by Title 2, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 200.320(f)(2), noncompetitive procurements resulting from a public emergency.
  • CACFP Training Worksheets and Crediting Handbook (added 07-Aug-2020)
    The CDE NSD is pleased to announce that USDA TN has released several new CACFP resources, including interactive worksheets (in both English and Spanish) and the new Crediting Handbook for the CACFP.
  • Food Buying Guide Calculator (added 06-Aug-2020)
    Provides the steps for using the Food Buying Guide (FBG) Calculator to determine required quantities of foods to purchase to meet the Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) meal pattern requirements.
  • Navigating the Food Buying Guide Calculator (added 06-Aug-2020)
    Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Operators will learn how to use the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Buying Guide (FBG) Calculator to determine required quantities of foods to purchase to meet the CNP meal pattern requirements.