SDE: Certification of Meal Pattern Compliance

Certification of Meal Pattern Compliance


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USDA MEAL PATTERN COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION
{Elementary students eating lunch}
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 for school nutrition programs. Certification applies to all public schools, private schools and residential child care institutions (RCCIs) that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Noncompliant SFAs will not receive the additional reimbursement.

MEAL PATTERN COMPLIANCE RESOURCES
USDA MEAL PATTERN COMPLIANCE WORKSHEETS
The USDA certification tools include menu worksheets and simplified nutrient assessment worksheets. These tools must be used by all Connecticut SFAs for certification of meal pattern compliance.

USDA Worksheet Instructions
Breakfast Worksheets Lunch Worksheets
All breakfast worksheets are available for the following grade groups:
{whole-wheat bagel with peanut butter, fresh strawberries, orange slices and low-fat milk}
  • 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:
{tuna fish sandwich on whole-wheat bread with lettuce, red apple, carrot sticks and low-fat milk}
  • 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
Child Nutrition Programs
25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT 06457
Telephone: 860-807-2050 Fax: 860-807-2127


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