SDE: School Nutrition Operational Memos from Earlier Years

School Nutrition Operational Memos from Earlier Years


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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).

This webpage includes operational memoranda issued in 2012 and earlier that are still relevant.

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OM 02-12 Rural Development Community Facilities Program
  • Information on Rural Development Community Facilities Program (PDF)
  • OM 05-12 Procurement Practices and the School Child Nutrition Programs
    OM 08-12 USDA New Meal Pattern for the School Child Nutrition Program Sponsors
  • Q&A on School Meal Patterns (January 25, 2012) (PDF)
  • OM 09-12 USDA Requirements for Low-fat Unflavored Milk and Fat-free Flavored or Unflavored Milk
    OM 10-12 Verification for Cause in the School Meals Programs
    OM 11-12 Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products
    OM 13-12 Frozen Fruit Products and Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs
    OM 14-12 Guidance on the Food Donation Program in Child Nutrition Programs
  • Food Donation Guidance (PDF)
  • OM 17-12 Paid Lunch Price Report
  • Paid Lunch Pricing Worksheet (Excel)
  • OM 19-12 Procurement Questions and Answers to Assist in the Implementation of the Final Rule, Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs
  • Procurement Q&A (PDF)
  • OM 20-12 Formulated Grain-Fruit Products
  • Appendix A to Part 220 – Alternate Foods for Meals (PDF)
  • OM 22-12 Grain Requirements for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program
  • Whole Grain-rich Ounce Equivalents Requirements for School Nutrition Program (PDF)
  • OM 27-12 Food Service Management Company Information and Procurement Guidance
    OM 29-12 Procuring Services of Purchasing Cooperatives; Group Purchasing Organizations; Group Buying Organizations, etc.
    OM 33-12 Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs
    OM 34-12 Separation of Vegetables/Fruits in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition
    Programs
    OM 36-12 Residential Child Care Institutions Exception for Safety if Serving Multiple Age/Grade Groups
    OM 41-12 Revised Requirements for Frozen Fruit Products and Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs
    OM 43-12 Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans; Reporting of Food Safety Inspections; Food Safety Inspections for Facilities Not Under the Jurisdiction of the Health Department
    OM 45-12 Application and Other Household Materials for Limited English Proficient Households
    OM 46-12 Preventing Overt Identification of Children Certified for Free or Reduced-price School Meals
    OM 03-11 Questions Pertaining to the Processing of Free and Reduced-price Meal Applications
  • Q&A on Extending Eligibility to Additional Children in a Household (PDF)
  • OM 05-11 Reminder Regarding Accurate Reporting of Claims for Reimbursements, Eligibility of Expanded Learning Time Programs for Afterschool Snack Service in the NSLP
    OM 06-11 Exclusion of Military Combat Pay  REVISED
    OM 09-11 USDA Requirements for Milk Substitutes for Nondisabled Students
  • Allowable Milk Substitutes (PDF)
  • OM 13-11 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Letter Method for Direct Certification, Categorical Eligibility of Foster Children
    OM 14-11 Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program
  • Q&A on Salad Bars (PDF)
  • OM 15-11 Eligibility of Expanded Learning Time Programs for Afterschool Snack Service in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
    OM 16-11 Nutrition Requirements for Fluid Milk
    OM 17-11 Equity in School Lunch Pricing
  • Handout 1 Why do I have to raise the cost of paid lunches? (PDF)
  • Handout 2 Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • OM 18-11 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Privacy Protection and the Use of Social Security Numbers in Child Nutrition Programs
    OM 25-11 Further Guidance on Equity in School Pricing
  • PLE Excel Tool (Excel)
  • Q&A on PLE (June 2011) (PDF)
  • OM 26-11 School Breakfast Program Notification and Outreach
    OM 27-11 Shelf-stable Dried Snacks Made from Meat, Poultry and Seafood
    OM 31-11 Water Availability in the NSLP
  • Q&A on Water Availability in NSLP (PDF)
  • OM 33-11 Indirect Rates
  • Indirect Costs Guidance
  • OM 34-11 School Wellness Policies
    OM 35-11 National Attendance Factor; Submission of Online Agreements; Submission of Online Claims; Authorized Signatures
    OM 36-11 Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans; Reporting of Food Safety Inspections; Food Safety Inspections for Facilities Not Under the Jurisdiction of the Health Department
    OM 37-11 On-site Monitoring
  • On-site School Review Checklist for the NSLP (PDF)
  • On-site School Review Checklist for the NSLP (DOC)
  • On-site School Review Checklist for the SBP (PDF)
  • On-site School Review Checklist for the SBP (DOC)
  • OM 03-10 Military Combat Pay; HealthierUS School Challenge Update; Revised Questions and Answers on Milk Substitution for Children with Medical or Special Dietary Needs
  • Revised Q&A on Fluid Milk Substitutions (November 12, 2009) (PDF)
  • OM 05-10 Reminder Regarding Milk Substitutions
  • Allowable Milk Substitutions (PDF)
  • OM 08-10 Eligibility of Haitian Refugees for the Child Nutrition Programs
    OM 09-10 Use of Free and Reduced-price Student Meal Eligibility Status
    OM 10-10 The Farm to School Program and School and Community Gardens
  • Five Steps to Food Safe School Gardening (PDF)
  • OM 13-10 Geographic Preference Option for the Procurement of Unprocessed Agricultural Products in the Child Nutrition Programs
    OM 18-10 Food Service Management Company Information and Procurement Guide
    OM 19-10 Unallowable Charges to Non-profit School Food Service Accounts and the Serving of Meals to Non-paying Full and Reduced-price Students
    OM 23-10 Disclosure Requirements for Schools
    OM 05-09 Final Rule of Management on Donated Foods
    OM 07-09 Competitive Procurement and Private Grants for School Food Programs
    OM 15-09 Guidance on School Gardens
    OM 18-09 Unallowable Charges to Nonprofit School Food Service Accounts and the Serving of Meals to Non-paying Full and Reduced-price Students
    OM 12-08 Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and
    Special Milk Programs
    OM 13-08 Connecticut’s Migrant Education Program
    OM 17-08 E-rate Audits and Sharing of Free and Reduced Eligibility Information; Special Milk Program
    OM 20-08 Allowability of Procurement Fees in School Food Authority Contracts; USDA Prototype Contract Language for Return of Discounts, Rebates and Credits to School Food Authorities
    OM 26-08 Changes in Carryover of Previous Year’s Eligibility; E-Rate Audits; Automatic Eligibility for Early Head Start
    OM 11-07 Vending Machines in the School Meal Programs
    OM 08-04 Reminder of Critical Performance Requirements
    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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