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School Nutrition Weekly Update - June 11, 2015 - Issue No. 2015.6-2

In This Issue:                                                                 

  • NCDPI School Nutrition Services Transformation Plan

  • Deadline - Reduced Price Breakfast Claims

  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Required Annual Instruction

  • Summer Meals:  Transportation Support

  • Continuing Education Information

  • Continuing Education Schedule
  • Important School Nutrition Dates



NCDPI School Nutrition Services Transformation Plan

The NCDPI School Nutrition Section is in the process of transforming our staff structure to enable the regional consultants to best meet your needs by conducting technical assistance and consultation reviews while also meeting the Federally-mandated Administrative Review schedule.  In preparation for the transformation we have scheduled two webinars to provide more information and details.  The transformation will impact all SFAs so we encourage you to please plan to attend one of the following information sessions.

Webinar Dates/Times
June 17 – (2:00 – 3:00 pm)            June 18 – (9:00 – 10:00 am)

If you have not already done so, please register for the session of your choice at

Information to be covered:

    • Lessons learned from HHFKA and Reauthorization of 2010.
    • New SFA assignments (8 regions to 7 zones/new map)
    • Q&As

DEADLINE - Reduced Price Breakfast Claims

It’s that time of year again!  Please submit the claim for June 2015 in the School Nutrition Technology System on or before Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in order for the SFAs to be reimbursed for the reduced price breakfast meals served.  The funds that are used to reimburse the SFAs are state funds that will revert June 30, 2015.  The federal reimbursement for the June 2015 claim will be issued to the SFAs in July 2015, so please be aware that a partial payment will be deposited and the email notification will only reflect the reduced price breakfast funding.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Required Annual Instruction

The required annual instruction for Traditional Public Schools and Charter Schools with a school(s) selected to participate in the 2015-2016 school year USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FF&VP) has been scheduled for June 29 and June 30; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on both days.  The purpose of this required instruction is to help SFAs prepare for successful implementation and operation of the FF&V Program for the coming school year.  To register click the links below:

Part 1: FF&VP

Part 2: FF&VP

Monday, June 29, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 AM

IMPORTANT NOTE:  A School Nutrition Administrator (Director or Supervisor) is required to register and participate in FF&VP Part 1 webinar and FF&VP Part 2 webinar before the respective FF&VP allocation for SY 2015-2016 will be released to the SFA.  Each selected SFA must be represented at both webinars.  This applies to all selected SFAs whether they are new to the program or a past participant.

Others personnel such as School Nutrition managers, principals, school administrators, finance officers, teachers, school nurses, school health coordinators, and any others are welcome to participate in the webinars; however, it is not required.  Registration is required for anyone who wants to participate in one or both webinars.

For additional information or assistance, please contact Zoe McKay-Tucker, School Nutrition Consultant for Special Programs at or 919-807-3517.

Summer Meals:  Transportation Support

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service wants to continue increasing the number of summer meals served to children.  The success of a summer meals program in some areas of the country; especially rural, is based on whether or not transportation is available to get children to meal sites or meals to where children are.  USDA is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) to provide summer meals sponsoring organizations with guidance on how to receive transportation support and funding, if it will improve their summer meals program.

If you are a summer meals sponsoring organization please complete the Transportation Support Request Form (which is online) and submit it promptly.  Representatives from the Food and Nutrition Service, Federal Transit Administration and National Center for Mobility Management will contact them after receiving their Request Form.

If you have any questions please contact Cynthia Ervin at

Continuing Education Information

Important School Nutrition Dates


June 11 WEBINAR:  Food Temperatures:  Cook and Hold Safely
June 15 (Mon) Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Claim for Reimbursement Deadline (for May 2015)
June 22-23 WORKSHOP:  The Administrative Review Process
June 22-24 WORKSHOP:  N.C. Safe Plates
June 23 WORKSHOP:  Smart Options: Teach the Leader
June 24-25 School Nutrition Association of NC State Conference
June 29 Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Required Webinar Part 1
June 30 Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Required Webinar Part 2


July 10 (Fri) Deadline for Submitting Claim for Reimbursement (for June 2015)
July 12-15 School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference


August 10 (Mon) Deadline for Submitting Claim for Reimbursement (for July 2015)

Have Questions? Need Assistance?
Please remember to always contact your regional consultants or specialists first for any questions or assistance unless directed otherwise.

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