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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.

September Messages

Notice Date Title Applicable to
9/18/2020 Updated: Prop. 98 COVID-19 Disaster Application SNP, SSO, SFSP, FSDs
9/17/2020 COVID-19: FFVP School Year 2020-21 Waivers SNP (Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grantees only)
9/17/2020 Video: August 25 Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Town Hall Webinar SNP, CBO, FSD, Superintendents
9/14/2020 COVID-19: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Response #57 and Questions & Answers SNP, SFSP, CACFP
9/11/2020 Webinar: Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Town Hall on September 22, 2020 SNP, Chief Business Officer (CBO), Food Service Director (FSD), Superintendents
9/8/2020 Disaster: Governor Newsom Declares Statewide Emergency in Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties Due to Fire SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP, FDP
9/8/2020 Public Safety Power Shutoff Event September 8, 2020 SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP, FDP

August Messages

Notice Date Title Applicable to
8/31/2020 USDA Released Nine Summer Meal Programs Waivers Extensions Effective Until December 31, 2020

SNP, SSO, SFSP

8/31/2020 USDA Announcement on the Extension of Summer Meal Programs Until December 31, 2020 SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP
8/31/2020 COVID-19 School Re-Opening FAQ FSD, CBO, Superintendents
8/31/2020 COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #44, #45, #46 and #47 SNP, CACFP, SFSP
8/28/2020

COVID-19: Questions and Answers for the Child Nutrition Programs During School Year 2020–21, #5

SNP, SFSP, SSO, CCC
8/27/2020 Information Required for the March 2020 CARES Reimbursement for Meals Served during COVID-19 Closures SNP, SSFO, SFSP
8/26/2020 COVID-19: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Operations for School Year 2020–21: Questions and Answers FFVP Grantees
8/24/2020 DISASTER: Governor Newsom Announces Federal Approval of Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Lake, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties SNP
8/21/2020 Video: August 11 Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Town Hall Webinar SNP, CBO, FSD, Superintendents
8/19/2020 Disaster: Governor Newsom Declares Statewide Emergency Due to Fires, Extreme Weather Conditions SNP, SFSP, SSO, CACFP, FDP
8/12/2020 COVID-19: U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Response #39 through #43 SNP, SFSP, and CACFP
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, CBO, FSD, Superintendents
8/3/2020 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Final Eligibility Determinations and Appeals Process SNP

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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).

September Messages

Notice Date Title Applicable to
9/21/2020 CACFP Online Courses CACFP
9/8/2020 Join the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom for a Virtual AgVentura! SNP, SSO, SFSP

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, 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.

September Messages

Notice Date Title Applicable to
9/8/2020 Summer Food Service Program Annual Update for 2020–21 SFSP

August Messages

July Messages

June Messages

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Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, September 21, 2020
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Recently Posted in Nutrition
  • Child and Adult Care Food Programs Online Courses (added 21-Sep-2020)
    On May 5, 2020, the CDE NSD sent an email notification to all CACFP Operators explaining the Fresno City College (FCC) California Professional Nutrition Education and Training (Cal-Pro-NET) Center would be closing on June 30, 2020.
  • August 25, 2020 Tuesday at 2 Webinar (added 18-Sep-2020)
    The CDE NSD hosted the eighth Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Town Hall webinar on August 25, 2020 for school food service operators, chief business officials, and community partners.
  • COVID 19: FFVP School Year 2020–21 Waivers (added 18-Sep-2020)
    Effective immediately, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted the California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division two waivers for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for School Year 2020–21.
  • COVID-19: CNP Response 47 and Q&A (added 14-Sep-2020)
    The CDE NSD is pleased to announce that on September 11, 2020, the USDA released a new Nationwide Waiver and Q&A related to the Nationwide Waiver to allow SFSP and SSO through December 2020.
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    A resource for planning cooking and nutrition education for children in the classroom.

  • Local Agency Procurement Review for SY 2020–21 (added 10-Sep-2020)
    A list of program operators scheduled for an off-site local agency procurement review in School Year (SY) 2020–21.
  • Public Safety Power Shutoff Event September 2020 (added 08-Sep-2020)
    Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) have announced that public safety power shutoffs are in progress due to extreme weather and fire danger.
  • SFSP Annual Update 2020–21 (added 08-Sep-2020)
    The California Department of Education (CDE) has opened the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Annual Update in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) for School Year (SY) 2020–21 (October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021).
  • September 6, 2020 Statewide Emergency: Fires (added 08-Sep-2020)
    On September 6, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for the counties of Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernardino, and San Diego County.
  • CFAITC Free Two Day Virtual AgVentura (added 08-Sep-2020)
    The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC) is offering a free two day virtual AgVentura in lieu of the 2020 California Agriculture in the Classroom Conference.