Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

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:

School Nutrition Programs: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sn/mb.asp

Child and Adult Care Food Program: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/cc/mb.asp

Summer Food Service Program: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sf/mb.asp

Food Distribution Program: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/fd/fdpmbulletins.asp

Commodity Supplemental Food Program: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/fd/csfpbulletins.asp [Note: the preceding Web address is no longer valid.]

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 http://www.fns.usda.gov/child-nutrition-programs.

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:

School Nutrition Programs: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sn/snpmail.asp 

Child and Adult Care Food Program: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/cc/cacfpmail.asp

Summer Food Service Program: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sf/sfspmail.asp

Food Distribution Program: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/fd/#forms

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Recently Posted in Nutrition
  • CACFP Training Worksheets and Crediting Handbook (added 07-Aug-2020)
    The CDE NSD is pleased to announce that USDA TN has released several new CACFP resources, including interactive worksheets (in both English and Spanish) and the new Crediting Handbook for the CACFP.
  • Food Buying Guide Calculator (added 06-Aug-2020)
    Provides the steps for using the Food Buying Guide (FBG) Calculator to determine required quantities of foods to purchase to meet the Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) meal pattern requirements.
  • Navigating the Food Buying Guide Calculator (added 06-Aug-2020)
    Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Operators will learn how to use the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Buying Guide (FBG) Calculator to determine required quantities of foods to purchase to meet the CNP meal pattern requirements.
  • Produce Safety Four-Part Webinar Series (added 05-Aug-2020)
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Office of Food Safety (OFS) and its’ training partners have developed a four-part webinar series addressing the most popular topics presented at Produce Safety University.
  • MB: Processor Inventory Reconciliation 2019–20 (added 31-Jul-2020)
    In response to COVID-19 and the unforeseen changes in food usage and inventory, the CDE, FDP, is amending its annual Processor Inventory Reconciliation process for School Year 2019–20 carryover year.

  • CACFP Program Year 2020-21 Open July 31, 2020 (added 31-Jul-2020)
    This posting notifies CACFP centers that Program Year 2020–21 will open on today, July 31st, 2020. Agencies must update and submit their application in the CNIPS prior to August 31, 2020.
  • CACFP Annual Updates 2020–21 (added 31-Jul-2020)
    This posting notifies CACFP agencies that part of the annual update application process includes submitting the CACFP Financial Summary Document.
  • SFSP Meal Pattern Flexibility Waiver Extension 5 (added 31-Jul-2020)
    On July 30, 2020, the USDA extended the effective date of the national waiver to allow meal pattern flexibility for the SFSP through August 31, 2020.
  • Virtual Learning Opportunities for CNPs (added 30-Jul-2020)
    The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) is pleased to announce US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Team Nutrition (TN) updates to virtual learning opportunities for Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Operators.
  • July 14, 2020 Tuesday at 2 Webinar (added 30-Jul-2020)
    The CDE NSD hosted the fifth Tuesday @ 2: School Nutrition Town Hall webinar on July 14, 2020. The webinar provided discussion on transitioning back to school and moving forward in meal service amidst COVID-19.