School Breakfast Program
Continuation of the Substitution of Vegetables for Fruit Flexibility
School food authorities (SFAs) participating in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) may continue to credit any vegetable offered, including potatoes and other starchy vegetables, in place of fruit without including vegetables from other subgroups in the weekly menus, through June 30, 2021. This flexibility is based on Section 749 of Division B of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L. 116-94) (the Appropriations Act), enacted on December 20, 2019. It is a continuation of the flexibility originally offered under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (P.L.
Local School Wellness Policy and Triennial Assessment
Local education agencies (LEAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program were required to develop a local school wellness policy and have this policy in place by July 1, 2017. An assessment of this policy must be conducted at a minimum of once every three years. Therefore, the first triennial assessment must be completed by June 30, 2020.
DCMP Match Update
The SED database is currently processing a high volume of new 19-20 school year P-12 enrollment data, as well as child nutrition direct certification data. During this time, we encourage all SFA’s to regularly check their state level matches/bulk uploads. If you have already submitted your SNAP and Medicaid numbers with your September claim, we ask that you conduct direct certification again at the end of October and report any increases in SNAP and/or Medicaid in the Child Nutrition Management System (CNMS).
School Breakfast Day: 9/25/2019
School Breakfast Day
September 25, 2019
OVS Posters and Tip Sheets
Now Available through USDA!
Offer versus Serve (OVS) National School Lunch Program Posters and Lunch and Breakfast OVS Tip sheets!
The Offer versus Serve (OVS) Lunch Posters for elementary, middle and high school students may be used as signage to instruct students to select a reimbursable meal under OVS. The OVS tip sheets are intended for use by school foodservice staff to enhance their understanding of OVS requirements at breakfast and lunch.
Final Rule: Child Nutrition Program Flexibilities
This final rule increases flexibility in the Child Nutrition Program requirements related to milk, grains, and sodium effective SY 2019-2020, which begins July 1, 2019. The purpose of this rule is to ease operational burden and provide school nutrition professionals the flexibility needed to successfully operate the Child Nutrition Programs. This final rule makes the following changes beginning in SY 2019-2020:
Increase in State Reimbursement for Reduced-Price Meals
The purpose of this memorandum is to notify School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program of an increase in State reimbursement for meals and snacks claimed in the reduced-price category effective July 1, 2019.
The increase in State reimbursement for reduced-price meals and snacks is a result of additional funding approved in the 2019 New York State budget that is intended to cover the student cost of 25 cents for breakfast and lunch meals and the student cost of 15 cents for snacks served in the Afterschool Snack Program.
Newly Creditable Food Items in Child Nutrition Programs
New food yields for the following food items have been added to the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs (FBG) Interactive Web-Based Tool: surimi seafood, tempeh, coconut, popcorn, and hominy. Please see the following memos for guidance on these newly creditable food items:
Substitution of Vegetables for Fruit
2019-2020 Adult/Student Selling Prices
Adult Selling Prices
- Schools that receive regular reimbursement for breakfast must charge a minimum of $1.95 plus tax for an adult breakfast meal
- Schools that receive severe need reimbursement for breakfast must charge a minimum of $2.31 plus tax for an adult breakfast meal
- Schools that receive under 60% ($3.4699) for lunch must charge a minimum of $3.84 plus tax for an adult lunch