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Change in Management Bulletin Distribution Process

Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin
Purpose: Action Required, Beneficial Information
To: School Nutrition Program Sponsors, Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors, Summer Food Service Program Sponsors, Food Distribution Program Recipient Agencies, Commodity Supplemental Food Program Local Agencies, Child Nutrition Organizations, Community Partners Number: NSD-CNP-01-2013, NSD-FDP-2013, NSD-CSFP-01-2013
Attention: Food Service Directors, Superintendents, School Board Members, Business Officials, Administrators, Executive Directors, Owners, Members, Commodity Supplemental Food Program Administrators, Authorized Representatives, Program Directors Date: January 2013
Subject: Change in Distribution Process for Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletins and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy Memoranda

This Management Bulletin (MB) announces that, in an effort to reduce environmental impact, paperwork burden, and costs, the Nutrition Services Division (NSD) will no longer send hard copies of MBs as of January 1, 2013. The NSD will post all new MBs to our Web page and send a notification by e-mail. Additionally, the NSD will now send notification of new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Policy Memoranda by e-mail as they are released. Please note that some of these e-mail messages may include regulatory information or clarification that negates the need for an MB.

Management Bulletins

The NSD posts all MBs on the California Department of Education’s (CDE) Web site where you can read, download, and print as needed. You will find MBs by program at the CDE Web pages listed below:

U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy Memoranda

Starting January 1, 2013, the NSD will transmit USDA Policy Memoranda notifications by e-mail as they are released. We recognize that the USDA and NSD have distributed an abundance of information since the signing of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2012. Future messages will have “New USDA Policy Memorandum” as a subject title for consistent identification.

Action Required: Please review the content of the NSD’s e-mail and the USDA Policy Memoranda as you receive them and save or print as needed. You can also access USDA Policy Memoranda from the USDA Child Nutrition Programs Web page at

Child Nutrition and Information Payment System Contact Information Required

Action Required: Please note that you are required to keep your e-mail address up-to-date on your sponsor application in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS). The NSD sends notification e-mails to the two primary contacts your district/agency lists in the CNIPS. It is beneficial for your district/agency to list two separate e-mail addresses.

Mailing List Sign-up and Contact Information

Please share this MB as appropriate. You can also sign-up for program specific mailing lists at the CDE Web pages listed below:

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
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