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May 2012

Designate a Reimbursable Meal at the Point of Service

Farm to School Update

Invitation to Conference

NDFoods System to Replace FNP

Additional Performance Based Reimbursement Available October 2012

USDA Final Rule to Revise School Lunch and Breakfast Meal Patterns for Fall 2012

North Dakota Healthier US School Challenge Award Winners

Calendar of Events

Designate a Reimbursable Meal at the Point of Service

The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 had a requirement for schools to identify what is included in a reimbursable meal at the point of service (in the serving line). Schools will need signage to inform students if all items are included with the meal or if they must choose between different items.  Since the new meal pattern requires a fruit or vegetable to be on every tray and has a limit on breads/grains, this would be a good time to make signs showing what is considered a reimbursable meal. We are currently working on a small poster to use in the serving line to show the choices allowed. If you would like an electronic form of the poster to personalize for your serving line, please contact Deb Egeland at 1-888-338-3663 or 328-3718 or degeland@nd.gov or Stacie Morowski at 1-888-788-8901 or smorowski@nd.gov

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Farm to School Update

Thank you to everyone who completed the Farm–to–School surveys. An official Farm-to-School Directory, where farmers and schools can find each other, is available on the FARRMS website www.farrms.org . Click on ND Farm-to-School to access the directory.

The Handbook is available on our website at:

http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/child/snp/nslp/farm_sch_handbook.pdf

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Invitation to Conference

I would like to personally invite each of you to the 2012 North Dakota School Nutrition Association State Conference and to the pre-conference Pathway Sanitation update or Fresh Fruit and Vegetable training.  This year’s event is being held in Bismarck at the RamKota Inn on June 6th ,7th and 8th.  Some highlights of the conference are listed below:

  • Consortium for Large City Directors (Invitation Only)  9:30 – 11:30 AM on June 6th.
  • The Pre-Conference Pathways workshop will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on June 6th.  I encourage you to take the opportunity to partake in this sanitation update!
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Training will be held on June 6th from 1:00 – 4:00.  This time may work better for you than in the fall if your school needs FFVP training.
  • The food showcase is scheduled for the first day of the conference, June 7.
  • There are a variety of Educational Sessions offered you will not want to miss:
    • Bart Christian from Arizona doing 3 sessions on communication issues
    • Commodity Update and New Ordering System on ND Foods
    • Sodium Reduction Strategies with a Chef Demo by Chef Steve Goll of Sysco
    • Produce University by Kaye Knudson
    • Julie Tunseth  with Legislative updates
    • Pam Gulleson on Making a Difference with Legislation
    • NDDPI on the New Meal Pattern and Offer vs Serve
    • Julie Zikmund on Identifying Whole Grains in the New Meal Pattern
    • Sue Balcom on USDA’s Farm to School Initiative
  • As always, you’ll be able to mingle and get to know others in your profession.  The food show will be premiering several items to meet the new meal pattern.

Tuesday night’s award banquet will focus on celebrating our members’ successes and the very entertaining silent raffle.   Don’t forget to bring a basket to put in the raffle.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in Bismarck on June 6th, 7th and 8th.    

Deb Egeland, President-elect

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NDFoods System to Replace FNP

Program renewals, claims for reimbursement, including Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and USDA Food (Commodity) orders will look different after July 1, 2012.  A new web-based system, NDFoods, will be replacing our current FNP system.  The system has many new features to assist you in administering the child nutrition programs and USDA Foods.  All authorized representatives will need a ND Login ID to access the system.  A user’s manual and training webinars will be available in June. 

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Additional Performance Based Reimbursement Available October 2012

USDA has authorized an additional six cents reimbursement per school lunch for programs that have been certified as meeting all of the new school meal patterns requirements, which go into effect in school year 2012-2013.  Programs will be required to submit menu information for the certification.  CNFD will conduct on-site validation at 25% of the certified school food authorities.  The additional six cents is available starting October 1, 2012.  More information regarding the certifications will be provided in late May/early June.  Click here for more information about the new meal patterns   

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USDA Final Rule to Revise School Lunch and Breakfast Meal Patterns for Fall 2012

Milk Requirement: all flavored milk must be skim (fat-free), white milk must be skim or 1%

Trans fat: all items must be trans fat free except naturally occurring in beef and dairy.

Bread/Grain Min/Max Requirement for lunch starts in 2012/2013, for breakfast starts in 2013/2014

  • At least half the grains need to be whole-grain rich defined as one of the following:
    • contains 8 grams of whole grains per serving
    • carries the FDA whole grain health claim
    • ingredient listing lists whole grain first

Lunch Requirements: The student must select at least a ½ cup of fruits or vegetables.

Fruit daily requirement increased to ½ cup for grades K-8, 1 cup for grades 9-12.
¼ cup dried fruit counts as a ½ cup serving. Juice can only be used for half of the fruit choices.

Vegetable daily requirement increased to ¾ cup for grades K-8 and 1 cup for grades 9-12.
 Additional vegetables can be from any subgroup. 1 cup leafy greens counts as a half cup serving.

No specifications for vegetables changed to ½ -3/4 cup weekly requirements for subgroups:

  • Dark green vegetables (1/2 cup): broccoli, romaine, spinach, greens (mustard, kale, collard, turnip) dark green leaf lettuce, endive
  • Dark Orange/Red Vegetables (3/4 cup): carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato, winter squash (Hubbard, acorn, butternut), tomatoes, red peppers.
  • Legumes (1/2 cup): black beans, garbanzos, kidney beans, pinto (chili) beans, black-eyed peas, split peas, soy beans, and lentils.
  • Starchy vegetables (1/2 cup): white potatoes, green peas, corn, edamame, lima beans.
  • Other vegetables (1/2 cup): green beans, cauliflower, cucumbers, onions, green peppers, celery, asparagus, zucchini, iceberg lettuce or extra dark green, red/orange or legumes.
 

Calorie Ranges Minimum-Maximum  

 

K-5

     Grds 6-8

  Grds 9-12

Breakfast (2013/2014)
Lunch

350-500
550-650

400-550
600-700

450-600
750-850

Bread/Grain Ranges (Lunch)

1 oz per day
8-9 per wk

1 oz per day
8-10 per wk

2 oz per day
10-12 per wk

       

Meat/Meat Alternate

1 oz per day
8-10 per wk

1 oz per day
9-10 per wk

2 oz per day
10-12 per wk

       
       

Lunch and Breakfast  Requirements for 2014/2015

Sodium Targets in mg (Milk has 107-210 mg)

 

K-5

     Grds 6-8

  Grds 9-12

Breakfast (2014/2015)
Lunch     

 540
1230

600
1360

640
1420

       

Breakfast Requirement (2014/2015): The student must select at least a ½ cup of fruit/ juice/ vegetable

½ cup of fruit increased to 1 cup per day at breakfast

2 oz grains/meats/meat alternates or 1 of each changed to 1-2 grains. Meat/meat alternate can be offered if at least 1 ounce of grain is also offered at breakfast.

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North Dakota Healthier US School Challenge Award Winners

 

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Calendar of Events

June

6-8

 

 

North Dakota School Nutrition Association Annual Conference-Bismarck

19

 

 

Create a Great Plate – New Meal Pattern Training – Fargo Expressway Inn

19

 

 

Create a Great Plate – New Meal Pattern Training – Grand Forks C’mon Inn

20

 

 

Create a Great Plate – New Meal Pattern Training – Minot International Inn

 

August

 

9

 

 

Create a Great Plate – New Meal Pattern Training –
Fargo Cheney Middle School Auditorium

13-17

 

 

Commodity Route A

15

 

 

Create a Great Plate – New Meal Pattern Training –
Bismarck State Capitol Brynhild Haugland Room

20-24

 

 

Commodity Route B

27-31

 

 

Commodity Route C

 

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Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).   USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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