SDE: Six Cents Certification for Meal Pattern Compliance

Six Cents Certification for Meal Pattern Compliance


School Nutrition Programs   Program Guidance  |  Forms  |  Resources  |  Nutrition Education 



SIX CENTS CERTIFICATION FOR SCHOOL MEALS

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) requires an additional six cents reimbursement per lunch 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) meal pattern requirements. Noncompliant SFAs will not receive the additional reimbursement. The six cents certfication applies to all public schools, private schools and residential child care institutions (RCCIs) that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Connecticut Attestation Form Technical Assistance Resources
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]

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

USDA Worksheet Instructions
Breakfast Worksheets Lunch Worksheets
All breakfast worksheets are available for the following grade groups:
  • Grades K-5
  • Grades K-8
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12
  • Grades K-12
All lunch worksheets are available for the following grade groups:
  • Grades K-5
  • Grades K-8
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12
*  The three-day, four-day, six-day and seven-day week menu worksheets are only for schools that
    regularly operate for three, four, six or seven days. Schools with occasional decreases in the
    regular 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.


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


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing 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.





Content Last Modified on 5/5/2015 7:02:26 AM