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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.

2021 Messages

February

January

2020 Messages

December

Notice Date Title Applicable to
12/17/2020 COVID-19 Guidance Web Page: Updates to FAQs SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP

November

October

Notice Date Title Applicable to
10/29/2020 Video: October 6 Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Town Hall Webinar SNP, SSO, SFSP
10/29/2020 COVID-19: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Operations Questions and Answers FFVP Grantees
10/23/2020 Updated: Disaster CalFresh Outreach Materials SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP program operators in Butte, Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties
10/23/2020 Reminder: COVID-19: CNIPS Application Requirement Reminder SSO, SFSP
10/23/2020 Reminder: COVID-19: USDA Child Nutrition Responses #14 –17 and Questions and Answers #4 SNP, SSO, CACFP, SFSP
10/23/2020 Reminder: Pandemic EBT Frequently Asked Questions SNP
10/23/2020 Reminder: COVID-19: USDA Child Nutrition Responses #21–25 National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), CACFP, SFSP
10/23/2020 Reminder: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act NSLP, SBP, CACFP, SFSP, Summer Meal Program (SMP)
10/23/2020 Reminder: COVID-19: Connecting with Local Farmers Market Sellers SNP, CACFP, SFSP
10/23/2020 Reminder: COVID-19: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Clarifications on Child Nutrition Programs Nationwide Waivers SNP, CACFP, SFSP
10/23/2020 Reminder: COVID-19: CACFP Meal Delivery CACFP
10/23/2020 Reminder: COVID-19: CDE Fact Sheets SNP, CACFP, SFSP
10/23/2020 Reminder: COVID-19: National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and SFSP Food Service Management Contract Duration Waiver SNP, SSO, SFSP
10/23/2020 Reminder: COVID-19: CACFP Annual Review Requirements Waiver CACFP
10/21/2020 Governor Newsom Announces Federal Approval of Presidential Major Disaster Declaration SNP, SSO, SFSP, FDP, CACFP
10/19/2020 School Year 2020–21 SSO Site Application Updates SSO
10/19/2020 COVID-19: USDA Questions and Answers Relating to the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option Operations through School Year 2020–21 SNP, SSO, SFSP, and CACFP program operators
10/13/2020 Public Safety Power Shutoff Event October 14, 2020 FSDs in the Alameda, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Lake, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Yuba counties
10/9/2020 Extension of COVID-19 Meal Service Waivers SNP, SSO, SFSP and CACFP program operators
10/6/2020 Providing Safe Physical Activity during Coronavirus (COVID-19) SNP, SSO, SFSP, DCH, CCC
10/5/2020 U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Meal Claim Flexibility SNP, SSO, SFSP
10/5/2020 Video: September 22 Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Town Hall Webinar SNP, CBOs, FSDs, Superintendents
10/5/2020 CNP Operation Guidance Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) FSD, CBO, Superintendents

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).

2021 Messages

February

January

Notice Date Title Applicable to
1/13/2021 2020–21 CACFP Mandatory Training: Now Available! CACFP

2020 Messages

December

November

Notice Date Title Applicable to
11/6/2020 Sign Up Now! Child Care Food Program Roundtable Virtual Conference CACFP

October

Policy

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

2021 Messages

February

Notice Date Title Applicable to
2/12/2021 Child Nutrition Program Monitoring Waiver Approved SNP, CACFP

January

Notice Date Title Applicable to
1/13/2021 USDA Nationwide Waiver Questions and Answers #4 SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP

2020 Messages

December

Notice Date Title Applicable to
12/15/2020 SFSP Monitoring Waiver Approved SFSP
12/1/2020 Reminder: Senate Bill 98 Section 34 –– State Meal Mandate Updated for Distance Learning Instruction SNP, FSDs, CBOs, Superintendents

November

Notice Date Title Applicable to
11/25/2020 Meal Pattern Rescission and Comments on Proposed Rule SNP (Food Service Directors [FSD], Chief Business Officials [CBO], and Superintendent), SSO, SFSP, and CACFP sponsors
11/19/2020 Annual Sponsor Verification Report for 2020–21 is Now Available SNP, CBOs, FSDs
11/16/2020

Use of Free or Reduced Price Meals Data for Funding Purposes 2020–21

SNP
11/6/2020 Questions and Answers Related to Verification, Provision 2, and Direct Certification SNP

October

Notice Date Title Applicable to
10/29/2020 Verification Status Under the National School Lunch Program SNP

Management Bulletin (MB)

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

2021 Messages

February

Notice Date Title Applicable to
2/22/2021 Paid Lunch Equity Exemption Guidance SNP

January

Notice Date Title Applicable to
1/25/2021 2020 Equipment Grant SNP

2020 Messages

November

Notice Date Title Applicable to
11/16/2020 California State Meal Mandate SNP Public, Charter, County Office of Education (COE) Food Service Directors (FSD)

Other

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

2021 Messages

February

Notice Date Title Applicable to
2/17/2021 National Nutrition Month March 2021 SNP, SSO, SFSP

January

December

November

Notice Date Title Applicable to
11/25/2020 California Department of Food and Agriculture Seeking Public Comment on Farm to School Request for Applications SNP, Food Service Directors (FSD), Chief Business Officials (CBO), Superintendents
11/17/2020 Funding Opportunity: Farm to School Grants SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP

October

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Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, February 26, 2021
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