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School Nutrition Weekly Update - July 13, 2016 - Issue No. 2016.7-1

In the Previous Issue...June 29, 2016
USDA Policy Memos
2016-17 SY HACCP Plan Template - Commercial Kitchens
Potential Class I Food Recall Notice
Q&As - Smart Snack Rule
Vacancy Announcements
Annual Conference 2016
Important Dates

In This Issue: 

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  • USDA Policy Memos
  • August 2016 Policy Update
  • 2016-17 SY HACCP Plan Template - Central Warehouse
  • 2016-17 Menu Templates Now Available
  • Vacancy Announcements


  • Annual Conference 2016

  • Important Dates



  • USDA Policy Memos

    Policy Memo #
    TitleDate Released
    Ensuring Access to Free and Reduced Price School Meals for Low-Income Students June 30

    Administrative Review – Revised Manual, Forms and Tools

    SP 44-2016a – Administrative Review Manual
    June 30
    SP 45-2016

    Draft Tool for Local Agency Procurement Reviews for School Food Authorities in SY 2016-2017

    SP 45-2016a – Final Procurement Review Tool

    SP 45-2016b – Instructions/Overview of a Local Agency Procurement Review for School Food Authorities

    June 30
    SP 46-2016 Unpaid Meals Charges: Local Meal Charge Policies July 8
    SP 47-2016 Unpaid Meals Charges: Clarification on Collection of Delinquent Meal Payments July 8


  • August 2016 Policy Updates

The August Policy Updates for School Nutrition Administrators is approaching. Please select the session of your choice below and register by the requested deadlines so that room set up and meals may be arranged efficiently. Timely registration is especially important so that the consultants and specialists can coordinate the arrangements for the Team Up work groups.

Lunch will be provided for those registering in advance; however participants are responsible for all additional travel, breaks, snacks, coffee, and additional beverages.

Tentative agenda topics include: Team Up for School Nutrition Success discussion groups, Civil Rights, Verification, Updates on HACCP, Sharing Tables and Local Wellness Policy, Block Grants, Second Review of Applications, On-site Reviews, and new USDA Policy Memorandums.

An evaluation link will be sent after the session and a continuing education certificate for the session will be provided when the evaluation is completed.

NOTE: To REGISTER to attend click on the appropriate "Zone" for your SFA.

ZONE 1 Aug 5 July 28 NC Arboretum
(Asheville, NC)
ZONE 2 Aug 9 Aug 1 Village Inn Event Center
(Clemmons, NC)
ZONE 3 Aug 10 Aug 2 Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
(Concord, NC)
ZONE 4 - Non-LEA Aug 10 Aug 3 McKimmon Center
(Raleigh, NC)
ZONE 4- LEA Aug 11 July 25 McKimmon Center
(Raleigh, NC)
ZONE 5 Aug 2 July 25 **NEW LOCATION**
The Country Club of Whispering Pines
2 Clubhouse Blvd.
Whispering Pines, NC 28327 
(Whispering Pines, NC)
ZONE 6 Aug 3 July 26 NC TeleCenter
(Williamston, NC)
ZONE 7 Aug 4 July 27 New Bern Convention Center
(New Bern, NC)


  • 2016-17 SY HACCP Plan Template – Central Warehouse

The 2016-17 HACCP Plan Template for Central Warehouse is now available for download on the School Nutrition website.

NOTE:  For your convenience the changes to the template have been highlighted in yellow.  Also, the 2016-17 templates for Homestyle and Transported meals are being revised.  We will notify everyone when they are posted to the website.

Should you have any questions please contact


  • 2016-17 Menu Templates Now Available

The Menu Templates for the start of the new school year are now available. They can be accessed from a newly created nutrition education resources section on the NCDPI, School Nutrition Services website at:

Please note the following:

  • The Menu Templates run from August 2016 through January 2017.
  • The Menu Templates were designed in two formats - Elementary and Middle/High. The content for the Elementary School Menus is aimed at families and the content for the Middle/High
  • School Menus is aimed at Middle/High School students.
  • By request, the Menu Template layout has been revised to fit within one page with fewer graphics.
  • MS Publisher was used in the design to allow for customization by local School Nutrition programs.

Please do not hesitate to contact Tracey Bates, School Nutrition Services Section, NCDPI,, with any questions regarding the nutrition education resources for schools.


    • Vacancy Announcements

    School District/AgencyPosition
    (CLICK the position title for the Vacancy Announcement)
    NC School for the Deaf
    (Burke co.)
    Food Service Director
    Stokes County Schools School Nutrition Director Level III
    Nash-Rocky Mt. Schools Child Nutrition Supervisor



    • Annual Conference 2016

    The 2016 Annual Conference for School Nutrition Administrators is scheduled for October 26-28, 2016.  Mark your calendars and be on the lookout for more information as it becomes available in the coming months.


    • Important Dates

    REMINDER:  Any time a due date/deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday, the deadline automatically extends to the next business day.

    July 2016
    July 15 Deadline to submit FFVP claim for reimbursement (for June 2016)


    August 2016
    Aug 10 (Wed) Deadline to submit claim for reimbursement for NSLP/SBP/ASSP/SFSP/SSO (for July 2016)
    Aug 15 (Mon) Deadline to submit FFVP claim for reimbursement (for July 2016)


    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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