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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.

April

March

Notice Date Title Applicable to
3/30/2022

Apportionment of Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Local Administrative Cost Grant

SNP Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools, COEs, SSO
3/17/2022

Questions for Town Hall Listening Session

SNP, SSO, SFSP, including Superintendents and CBOs

February

Recall

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

May

March

February

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).

May

Notice Date Title Applicable to
5/3/2022 Universal Meals School Year 2022–23 Listening Session on May 17, 2022 SNP, SSO, including SNP Superintendents
5/3/2022 Supporting the Whole Child Webinar

SNP, SSO, SFSP, including SNP Superintendents

April

March

Notice Date Title Applicable to
3/29/2022 KIT Funds Available for Eligible Program Operators SNP, including Superintendents and CBOs
3/16/2022 Universal Meals Listening Session April 19, 2022 SNP, SSO, including Superintendents and CBOs

3/1/2022

Register Now for Team Nutrition Meal Talk: School Breakfast Webinar on March 9, 2022

SNP, SSO, including Superintendents

February

Policy

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

May

April

Notice Date Title Applicable to
4/15/2022 Promoting Access to Voting in Child Nutrition Programs SNP, SSO, Including Superintendents
4/11/2022 Community Eligibility Provision Application Information

SNP Public, Charter, Private Schools and COEs

4/7/2022 Reminder: Questions and Answers for Child Nutrition Program Reporting in School Year 2021–22 SSO, SNP Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools, COEs and Other Government.
4/7/2022 Reminder: State Meal Mandate for School Year 2021–22 SSO, SNP FSDs, Public Schools, Charter Schools, COEs
4/7/2022 Reminder: Consolidated Appropriations Act–Effect on CNPs SNP, SFSP, CACFP

March

Management Bulletin (MB)

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

April

Notice Date Title Applicable to
4/11/2022 Community Eligibility Provision Application and Increasing Identified Student Percentage SNP Public, Charter, Private Schools, COEs and Other Government

Other

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

May

March

February

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Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 19, 2022
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