National School Lunch Program
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service will be completing the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL) Award Program, effective December 31, 2018. There are a few key dates to keep in mind:
The Institute of Child Nutrition provides face-to-face group training FREE of charge on a variety of child nutrition management topics that are aligned with USDA’s Professional Standards.
The current topics that are available for the trainings are in the categories of
The list of applicants that were selected to receive the FY 2017 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities (SFAs) can be found in the link below.
Join National Leaders and Local Food Advocates at the 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference this April
Please be aware of a Class I recall which included distribution to school districts for school meals.
On 2/16/2018, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation voluntary recalled approximately 101,310 pounds of fully cooked chicken products due to extraneous material (rubber).
Results are in from the 2016 - 2017 NYS Farm to School survey. Click here for more information on what types of local products schools are buying from NYS farms and how these foods are being integrated into school meals.
Announcement of Funding Opportunity
RFP #: GC18-018 FY 2017 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant for SFAs
The Governor's Office recently announced a third round of funding available through the state's Farm to School Program. $1,000,000 in grants is available for projects that help serve school age children healthy, locally grown food. Grant proposals must request at least $25,000 and no more than $100,000 in funding over the term of the project.