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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). SNP sponsor types include Residential Child Care Institutes (RCCI), and County Office of Education (COE). 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.

October

September

Notice Date Title Applicable to
9/30/2021 Webinar: Tuesday @ 2 School Nutrition Town Hall on October 26 SNP, SSO, SFSP
9/29/2021 COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #101–106 SNP, SFSP
9/29/2021 SNP Meal Pattern Waiver for School Year 2021–22—REMINDER SNP
9/28/2021 Update: School Year 2021–22 Waiver Elections SNP, SSO, CACFP. FSDs, Superintendents
9/20/2021 COVID-19: USDA Child Nutrition Response #99 SFSP
9/16/2021 Fiscal Action Flexibility Due to Supply Chain Disruptions SNP, SSO
9/14/2021 El Dorado County: President Biden Approves California Emergency Declaration SNP, SSO, SFSP. Sponsors in El Dorado County.
9/09/2021 Lake County: State of Emergency Due to Cache Fire SNP, SFSP, CACFP. Sponsors in Lake County.
9/03/2021 Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, and Placer Counties: President Biden Approves California Emergency Declaration SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP. Sponsors in Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, and Placer Counties.
9/01/2021 Alpine, Amador and Placer Counties: State of Emergency Due to Caldor Fire SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP. Sponsors in Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, and Placer Counties.

August

Notice Date Title Applicable to

8/27/2021

COVID-19: FFVP Operations for SY 2021–22 Questions and Answers SNP, 2021-22 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grantees
8/25/2021 Lassen, Nevada, Placer, and Plumas Counties: President Biden Approves California Disaster Declaration SNP, SFSP, CACFP. Sponsors in Lassen, Nevada, Placer, and Plumas Counties.
8/18/2021 El Dorado County: State of Emergency Due to Caldor Fire SNP, SFSP. Sponsors in El Dorado County
8/12/2021 Trinity, Tehama, and Shasta: State of Emergency Due to Fires SNP, SSO. Sponsors in Trinity, Tehama and Shasta Counties.
8/9/2021 COVID-19: FFVP School Year 2021–22 Waivers SNP, current Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grantees
8/09/2021 Reminder: 2021 Summer Waivers #74-81 SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP
8/09/2021 Reminder: School Year 2020–21 P- EBT SNP
8/09/2021 Reminder: CACFP At-Risk Nationwide Waiver Clarification CACFP
8/09/2021 Reminder: P-EBT Status Update SNP, CCC, DCH
8/09/2021 Reminder: COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #83 SFSP
8/09/2021 Reminder: Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Child Nutrition COVID-19 Response Nationwide Waivers - School Year 2021–22 SNP, SSO, DCH
8/06/2021 Siskiyou, Nevada and Placer: State of Emergencies Due to Fires SNP, SFSP. Sponsors in Siskiyou, Nevada and Placer Counties.
8/03/2021 Questions and Answers for Child Nutrition Program Operations for School Year 2021–22 SNP, SSO, CACFP
8/02/2021 U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy Memorandum SP 18-2021: Community Eligibility Provision Operations during School Year 2021–22: Questions and Answers SNP, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools, COE, and Other Government

Recall

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

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).

October

Notice Date Title Applicable to
10/13/2021 Mandatory Prereview Training—Online Web Link Available (Course 124) SNP. FSDs
10/13/2021 LSWP Triennial Assessment Webinar—Additional Date SNP, SSO, SFSP. Including Superintendents
10/13/2021 Mandatory Prereview Training—Online Web Link Available (Course 123) SNP. FSDs

September

Notice Date Title Applicable to

9/13/2021

Universal Meals School Year 2022–23 Listening Session on October 5, 2021 SNP, SSO, SFSP. Including SNP Superintendents.

August

Notice Date Title Applicable to
8/31/2021 New Resource: Offering Meat/Meat Alternates in the SBP SNP, FSDs and Superintendents

Policy

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

Octber

September

Notice Date Title Applicable to
9/24/2021 Federal and State Meal Reimbursement Rates for School Nutrition Programs, and Food Distribution Program for School Year 2021–22 SNP, SSO
9/23/2021 Questions and Answers for Child Nutrition Program Reporting in School Year 2021–22 SNP, SSO. Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools, COEs and Other Government.
9/22/2021 Request for Information: Buy American in the NSLP and SBP SNP. Sponsors in National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program.
9/17/2021 State Meal Mandate for School Year 2021–22 SSO. SNP FSDs, Public Schools, Charter Schools, COEs.
9/07/2021 Federal and State Meal Reimbursement Rates for Child and Adult Care Food Program for School Year 2021–22 CACFP

Management Bulletin (MB)

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

Other

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

October

August

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Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 14, 2021
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