SDE: Six Cents Certification for Meal Pattern Compliance

Six Cents Certification for Meal Pattern Compliance


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The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) requires an additional six cents per lunch reimbursement for school food authorities (SFAs) certified by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) to be in compliance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new meal pattern requirements. SFAs found out of compliance will not receive the additional reimbursement.



Connecticut Attestation Form


Each school food authority (SFA) must attest in writing that the documentation submitted for certification is representative of the SFA's ongoing meal service and that the minimum required food quantities for all meal components are available to students in every serving line. The attestation form must be signed by an authorized signer for the SFA, as indicated on the SFA's online agreement (see Sponsor Nutrition Application Information page).
  • 2014-15 Attestation Form (ED-099 Addendum)  [DOC]   
  • New (September 2014)

Mail the Attestation Form to:

Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Health/Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT 06457

USDA Certification Tools


The USDA has developed certification tools including menu worksheets and simplified nutrient assessment worksheets. These tools must be used by all Connecticut SFAs for the six cents certification.

Instructions
  • Instructions for Breakfast Menu Worksheet  [PDF]
  • Instructions for Breakfast Simplified Nutrient Assessment  [PDF]
  • Instructions for Lunch Menu Worksheet  [PDF]
  • Instructions for Lunch Simplified Nutrient Assessment  [PDF]
  • Instructions for Transferring Data from USDA Certification  [PDF]
USDA Certification Worksheets

Lunch Breakfast
Grades K-5 Grades K-5
  • Lunch Five-day Week  [Excel]
  • Lunch Four-day Week*  [Excel]
  • Lunch Seven-day Week*  [Excel]
  • Breakfast Five-day Week  [Excel]
  • Breakfast Seven-day Week  [Excel]
Grades 6-8 Grades 6-8
  • Lunch Five-day Week  [Excel]
  • Lunch Four-day Week*  [Excel]
  • Lunch Seven-day Week*  [Excel]
  • Breakfast Five-day Week  [Excel]
  • Breakfast Seven-day Week  [Excel]
Grades 9-12 Grades 9-12
  • Lunch Five-day Week  [Excel]
  • Lunch Four-day Week*  [Excel]
  • Lunch Seven-day Week*  [Excel]
  • Breakfast Five-day Week  [Excel]
  • Breakfast Seven-day Week  [Excel]
Grades K-8 Grades K-8
  • Lunch Five-day Week  [Excel]
  • Lunch Four-day Week*  [Excel]
  • Lunch Seven-day Week*  [Excel]
  • Breakfast Five-day Week  [Excel]
Grades K-12
  • Breakfast Five-day Week  [Excel]
  • Breakfast Four-day Week*
  • Breakfast Seven-day Week  [Excel]
* The four-day and seven-day week menu worksheets are only for schools that
   regularly operate for four or seven days. Schools with occasional decreases
   in the school week due to holidays, snow days or other reasons are not required
   to adjust the weekly requirements and should continue to use the five-day week
   worksheets. For more information, see Menu Planning for Shorter and Longer Weeks.


Resources



Contact


CSDE School Nutrition Programs Staff
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT 06457
Telephone: 860-807-2050
Fax: 860-807- 2127


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