SDE: School Nutrition Operational Memos 2013

School Nutrition Operational Memos 2013


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The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) operational memoranda contain important information regarding federal and state requirements and implementation guidance for the operation of the USDA school nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), and Special Milk Program (SMP).
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2013  (OCTOBER 1, 2012 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2013)
OM 01-13 Schedule for Submission of Online Reimbursement Claim Data
  • Paper Claim Form (DOC)
  • Paper Claim Form Instructions (PDF)
  • OM 02-13 Disaster Response
  • USDA Guidance on Disaster Response and the Child Nutrition Programs (PDF)
  • OM 03-13
  • Corn Masa (Dough) for Use in Tortilla Chips, Taco Shells and Tamales
  • OM 04-13 Revised Questions and Answers on the USDA New Meal Patterns for Schools
  • Revised Q&A on School Meal Patterns (October 3, 2012) (PDF)
  • OM 05-13 Paid Lunch Price Report
  • Paid Lunch Pricing Worksheet (Excel)
  • OM 06-13 Report of Annual Revenue and Cost Expenditures
  • Annual Cost and Expenditure Instructions (PDF)
  • Annual Revenue and Cost Expenditure Report (PDF)  [DOC]
  • OM 07-13 Guidance to School Food Authorities: Flexibility in the Meat/Meat Alternate and Grain Maximums for School Year 2012-13  REVISED
  • Questions and Answers on Flexibility for Meat/Meat Alternate and Grain Weekly Maximums for School Year 2012-13 (PDF)
  • OM 08-13 Revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk Charts in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs
  • Meat/Meat Alternates Food Buying Guide (PDF)
  • Milk Food Buying Guide (PDF)
  • OM 05-13 Dietary Accommodations for Celiac Disease in Child Nutrition Programs
    OM 10-13 Verification Summary Report
  • Verification Summary Report Instructions (PDF)
  • Verification Summary Report (PDF)
  • OM 11-13 Paid Lunch Pricing
    OM 12-13 Revised Questions and Answers on School Meal Patterns for Schools
  • Revised Q&A on School Meal Patterns (January 25, 2013) (PDF)
  • OM 13-13 Federal Small Purchase Threshold Adjustment
    OM 14-13 Questions and Answers on Procurement Geographic Preference
  • Q&A on Geographic Preference (PDF)
  • OM 15-13 Determining Area Eligibility Based on School Data
    OM 16-13 Revised Questions and Answers Related to the Six Cents Certification Tool
  • Revised Q&A on Six Cents Certification (January 22, 2013) (PDF)
  • OM 17-13 NSLP Reimbursement and Government Commodity Adjustments
  • Government Commodity Adjustment Report (PDF)
  • OM 18-13 Family Friendly Applications
    OM 19-13 Proposed Rule: National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Food Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
  • USDA Proposed Rule on Nutrition Standards (PDF)
  • OM 20-13 Extending Flexibility in the Meat/Meat Alternate and Grains Maximum
    for School Year 2013-14
    OM 21-13 Guidance for Accepting Processed Product Documentation for Meal Pattern Requirements
    OM 22-13 Summer Feeding Options for School Food Authorities
    OM 23-13 Nondiscretionary Amendments Related to the HHFKA 2010
    OM 24-13 Questions and Answers on the School Breakfast Program Meal Pattern
    for School Year 2013-14
  • Q&A on SBP Meal Pattern for 2013-14 (March 11, 2013) (PDF)
  • OM 25-13 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Outreach to Households on the Availability of SFSP Meals
    OM 26-13 Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2013-14 Calculations and Tools
  • Instructions for Paid Lunch Equity Tool (Excel)
  • OM 27-13 Salad Bars in the NSLP
  • Q&A on Salad Bars in the NSLP (PDF)
  • OM 28-13 Variations in Meal Requirements for Religious Reasons: Jewish Schools, Institutions and Sponsors
    OM 29-13 Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for School Year 2013-14
    OM 30-13 Important Updates of Sponsor and School Information
    OM 31-13 Food Service Management Company Information, Procurement and
    State Agency/School Food Authority Oversight and Monitoring
  • Food Service Management Company Best Practice Addendum (PDF)
  • OM 32-13 Guidance Related to the ADA Amendments Act
    OM 33-13 Enhancing the School Food Safety Program Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q&A on Enhancing School Food Safety (PDF)
  • OM 34-13 Overview of Available Free and Reduced Price Application Materials; Income Eligibility Guidelines; Information for the Implementation of Free/Reduced-price Meals and Free Milk Benefits for School Year 2013-14; Application for the Afterschool Snack Program
  • NEW Verification Summary Report Form (PDF)
  • OM 35-13 Release of the FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Data for School Year 2011-12
  • FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Data for School Year 2011-12 (Excel)
  • OM 36-13 Questions and Answers Regarding the Participation of Head Start Programs in Child Nutrition Programs
  • Q&A on Participation of Head Start Programs in Child Nutrition Programs (PDF)
  • OM 37-13 Revised Questions and Answers on the School Breakfast Program Meal Pattern in
    School Year 2013-14
  • Q&A on the School Breakfast Program (PDF)
  • OM 38-13 Updated Offer versus Serve Guidance for the National School Lunch Program and
    School Breakfast Program in School Year 2013-14
  • Guidance for Offer versus Serve for the NSLP and SBP in 2013-14 (PDF)
  • OM 39-13 Frozen Fruit Products in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs in School Year 2014-15
    OM 40-13 Extending Flexibility for Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs) in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
    OM 41-13 National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
    OM 42-13 Interschool Agreement Forms
  • Sample Recipient Site Vended Interschool Agreement Form (PDF)
  • Sample Full Service Interschool Agreement Form (PDF)
  • OM 43-13 Addendum to Agreement for Child Nutrition Programs (ED-099): Attestation of Compliance with Meal Pattern Requirements for School Year 2013-14
    OM 44-13 Rates of Reimbursement for School Year 2013-14
    (July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014)
    OM 45-13 Revised Questions and Answers on the USDA New Meal Patterns for Schools
  • Revised Q&A on School Meal Patterns (August 7, 2013) (PDF)
  • OM 46-13 Revised Questions and Answers on Six Cents Certification during School Year 2013-14
  • Revised Q&A on Six Cents Certification (August 21, 2013) (PDF)
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    OM 47-13 Submission of Online Agreements; Submission of Online Claims; Authorized Signatures;
    Food Safety Inspection Report
    OM 48-13 Verification Procedures and Collection Report
  • Important Points to Remember (PDF)
  • Verification Checklist (PDF)
  • OM 49-13 Paid Lunch Price Report
  • Paid Lunch Pricing Worksheet (Excel)
  • OM 50-13 NSLP Reimbursement and Government Commodity Adjustments
  • Government Commodity Adjustment Report (PDF)
  • OM 51-13 Collaboration with State School Business Officials on New Administrative Review Section: Resource Management
  • New Administrative Review Resource Management Checklist (PDF)
  • USDA Letter to State School Business Officials (PDF)
  • OM 52-13 State Matching Final Payment
  • Payment List (PDF)
  • OM 53-13 Paid Lunch Equity: Additional Guidance for School Year 2013-14
  • Paid Lunch Equity Exemption Factors for Consideration (PDF)
  • CONTACT: CSDE School Nutrition Programs Staff
    Connecticut State Department of Education
    Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
    Child Nutrition Programs
    450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 504
    Hartford, CT 06103-1841
    Phone: 860-807-2050
    Fax: 860-807-2127


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