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A Note from Sandra


November brings two days that are worth commemorating. One is Veteran’s Day and the other is Thanksgiving. We appreciate the Veterans and current members of the Armed Forces who have served and are serving our country. The other is Thanksgiving – a time to be thankful for what we have, starting with life. Sometimes we also need to be thankful for the things we do not have! “It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.” ~unknown

Several reports are due in November and December. Thank you for submitting those in a timely manner. USDA and some of their contractors will be conducting surveys in both child care and school programs, so do not be surprised if you receive a questionnaire. Please complete those for successful conclusions – these often result in changes to regulations or resources.

Meetings with contractors for iCAN and Direct Certification begin in late October and November. We may need input from you, the system users, from time to time. Please let me know if you would be interested in helping out with this. I expect it would not involve travel but answers to some questions through email, phone calls, or webinars.

We were pleased that the federal shutdown ended and that life returned to a more normal process for those families. We are mindful of the families in western South Dakota who were affected by the severe storm in early October and those in southeast South Dakota who were affected by the tornadoes that same weekend. Please contact our office if there are questions about their eligibility for meal benefits due to changed circumstances.

“Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone…don’t keep it a secret!” ~Mary Kay Ash

NSLP USDA Foods Fact Sheets

The foods Fact Sheets have been updated. You can find them at www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/.

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Smart Snacks Letter from US Secretaries Vilsack and Duncan

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have sent a letter thanking schools for their efforts to ensure a healthy nutrition environment in schools. They also included a brief on another critical element of the efforts to promote a healthy school environment and to request support.

In order to implement additional mandates by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently published the “Smart Snacks in School” standards for all foods sold in school outside the school meals programs.

The complete version of this letter can be found in the What’s new section and All Foods (Smart Snacks) folder of the Resources and Guidance document library of the CND Policy and Memoranda Community at https://www.partnerweb.usda.gov. It includes some practical, science-based standards for foods sold in vending machines and à la carte lines — standards that make the healthy choice the easy choice for students.

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First Time Managers Class, Nov. 18-19, 2013


Child and Adult Nutrition Services has scheduled a free-of-cost one and a half day training opportunity for new school food service managers. The training is especially helpful for school food service managers who were new either last school year or this school year. The training will take place at the Kenyon Building - SDSU Extension Pierre Regional Center, 412 W Missouri, Pierre, SD.

Instructors Arlene Chamberlain, MPH, LN, and Julie M. Nelson, food service director from Wilmot School District, will guide you through this is a fast paced class that will cover all program requirement areas of the school lunch and breakfast program.

General topics include: meal pattern requirements, crediting components, production records, menu planning worksheets, meal counting and claiming, offer vs serve, portion control, purchasing USDA foods (commodities), standardizing recipes, calculating component contributions, using the Food Buying Guide, and food safety. This is not the same class offered at SNA State Conference in Aberdeen.

Click here to register or for more information on the class. The class is limited so register early to reserve a seat. Registrations are due by 5 p.m. CT, Nov. 12, 2013.



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NSLP Food Distribution (FD)


Trucking Contract: Dizco, Inc. has renewed their contract for shipping to Schools and TEFAP agencies for another year. Pricing will remain the same as stated on your delivery schedule, found in your iCAN User’s Manual given at training in June or can be found on the Food Distribution website. Just as a reminder of the existing contract, the truck driver is only responsible to bring the product to your dock. The agency personnel are responsible to bring it to your storage area. If you have any concerns with your deliveries please let Mark know.

Value of Commodities Shipped:

• The Per Case Value can be found under Contract Entitlement. Refer to page 11 of your iCAN Manual. This information can be obtained as soon as we process the order in our office (usually the day after the order closes). Under step 6, you would click on the blue amount listed under Entitlement Used. Then under “Description” choose which order number you would like to view (example: NONALLOC1111). The Unit Value is your per case value.

• The Processing Fee can be found under Order Inquiry. Refer to chapter 6, page 25 of your iCAN Manual.

• The Value of Commodity Shipped can be found in the REPORTS section of iCAN. Instructions to access the Value of Commodity Shipped can be found on page 41 of your iCAN Manual; however this information will only show in the system after our office has processed the order to the Shipped status.

Invoicing - The iCAN system will generate an invoice for each item on an order; however only the Processed items will show an amount due. The amount due for each Processed item represents the Processing Fee. This fee is the amount you are charged to convert a bulk item (like a whole chicken) into a more usable product (like a chicken patty). You will be invoiced the end of the week following your delivery week. (If you receive your order the week of 10/21/2013 to 10/25/2013, you will be invoiced 11/1/2013.) We will send out an email to the person listed as the Billing Contact on iCAN letting them know that their invoice has posted.

Order Review: (NO changes after the order week closes). Remember to review your order before submitting and prior to the order week closing. If you mistakenly order 30 cases of Carrots instead of 3, you will receive 30 cases. Once the orders are processed in our office (usually the day after the order period closes) we will be unable to make any changes. In addition, you cannot refuse delivery of any cases that you ordered, even if you ordered the wrong amount of an item. Be observant of your actual order at the time you place the order.

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Emergency Preparedness

A new link has been posted on the Food Distribution website to a manual on National Food Service Management Institute’s (NFSMI) website for an Emergency Preparedness Resource Guide for School Nutrition Professionals. SD CANS Food Distribution’s webpage a direct link to NFSMI’s manual. This manual can be used as a resource in creating a plan prior to a possible emergency situation.

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TEFAP – Reminder to Send in Bill of Ladings and New Ordering Periods

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) USDA foods delivery for October was moved to November delivery due to the federal government shutdown, but should be coming to your agency with week one beginning November 4, 2013. *Remember to check your delivery and send the bill of lading to Pam McCown within 2 days of the delivery. The program was granted a budget continuing resolution through January and the upcoming ordering periods are listed below.

*ORDER PERIOD DATES
Nov. 14 – 25 for January delivery
Dec. 9 – 19 for February delivery

TEFAP agencies program reviews will begin as soon as December and will be completed before March 2014. The process is completed on site by a South Dakota Department of Public Safety inspector who reports the findings to the Child and Adult Nutrition Services CANS office. You will receive a letter with the findings or issues that must be corrected from the TEFAP specialist, Julie McCord. A deadline is given when the response to the corrective action recommendations must be written and sent to the CANS office. The white 3-ring binder titled “TEFAP ERA/Local Agency Guidance” gives you information on the requirements a sponsor must complete. The binders were sent to each sponsor last year.

For questions relating to food pantries and soup kitchens on TEFAP, contact Julie McCord, (605) 773-3110 or http://doe.sd.gov/cans/tefap.aspx.

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October Data Survey Information

The October Data Survey instruction and report forms can be downloaded at the Child and Adult Nutrition Services National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program webpage. Look under Documents along the right hand side for October Survey 2014. Be sure to read the instructions as there are a few changes for the 2013-14 school year. Forms will not be mailed unless a school or agency notifies CANS that they are not able to download the information.

The survey should be returned to CANS by Nov. 8, 2013 to assure your October claim for reimbursement will be processed without any delays. Remember information MUST be broken out by elementary grades, middle school grades, and high school grades and should match the attendance centers you listed in Part 1, (F), Site Summary of your annual agreement. Be sure to read the instruction pages if you have serving sites which serve a combination of grades. No one is exempt from completing the October Data Survey.

CANS collects data each October which is a compilation of numbers for the month of October only. The information from this survey is used for many purposes and is required by federal regulation. The information is used for selecting sites to be visited during the school food authority’s review, determines site eligibility for the School Breakfast Program severe need option, Summer Food Service Program, and Daycare Home tier level. It is also used for reporting prices paid by children in our state for breakfast and lunch in the annual report to the American School Food Service Association, for data in response to questions by Congress and USDA, and reporting site eligibility to the National Center for Education Statistics for the core summary data. Several programs use the data including determination of e-rate and need for various title programs and grants.

Submit the October Data Survey to the CANS office by mail, fax (605-773-6846) or email to shar.venjohn@state.sd.us.


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October Survey and Verification Important Information

November 10 – Deadline to submit October Data Survey to CANS office by mail, fax (605-773-6846) or email to shar.venjohn@state.sd.us.
Survey is found on the CANS NSLP webpage, under the “Documents” tab “October Site Survey”

Deadlines for Verification are:

• Oct. 1 – Count applications approved for reduced price and free meals. Applications that are in “carry-over” status on October 1 are not included in this count.
• Oct. 31 – Count students approved for reduced price and free meals. Students that are in “carry-over” status on October 31 are not included in this count.
• Nov. 15 – Complete all verification activities.
• Dec. 15 – Deadline to complete reporting of Verification results and submit Verification Summary Report 742SD to the CANS office by mail, fax (605-773-6846) or email to shar.venjohn@state.sd.us.

The Verification guidance memo and reporting form are posted on the CANS NSLP webpage as numbered memo 51.5.

Join us in for live webinars scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CT for October survey and Fri., Oct. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT for Verification. Details of each webinar will be emailed.

If you have questions about Verification call the CANS office at (605) 773-3413 for assistance.

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New prerecorded webinars are now available

The following school breakfast and lunch webinar have been revised and posted for you to view at your own pace. These webinars include all the latest guidance from USDA FNS.

    October Survey Webinar
    Verification Webinar
    Breakfast Meal Pattern Requirements
    Lunch Meal Pattern requirements
    Production Records part 1 and 2
    Breakfast Offer versus Serve
    Lunch Offer versus Serve

Webinars are available on the CANS-NSLP webpage along the right hand side, under Webinars.

Contact the CANS Office at (605) 773-3413 with any questions.

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New Breakfast Menu Certification Tool

USDA has released an updated menu certification tool for the breakfast meal pattern. There are no changes to the lunch menu certification tool. SFAs that have not yet submitted for menu certification still have the opportunity to submit early in the school year, however, the new breakfast menu certification tool must be used, in addition to the original lunch menu certification tool.

The tools can still be found in USDA’s list of memos, under USDA Memo 34. Feel free to follow the link, and scroll down to USDA Memo 34 to check out the new tools! USDA MEMO 34

Please feel free to contact rob.ingalls@state.sd.us with any questions on the new breakfast menu certification tool.

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CACFP

Building for the Future
with the CACFP


Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Meal Pattern Clarifications

Please note that some of the meal pattern changes for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) do not apply to agencies that work specifically with the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The two most common issues are:

• New guidance in the NSLP and SBP allows dried whole fruits and dried whole fruit pieces to be credited for twice the volume served (e.g. 1/8 c dried fruit = ¼ cup fruit).

•New guidance in the NSLP and SBP only allow that leafy salad greens be credited for half the volume served (e.g. ¼ leafy greens = 1/8 cup vegetable).

These two pieces do not currently apply to the Child and Adult Care Food Program. When the proposed changes to the CACFP meal pattern requirements are published we may find that these are two proposed changes. At this time, we do not have the same requirements/allowances.

Mealtime Memo for Child Care

The September 2013 issue of Mealtime Memo for Child Care, the monthly newsletter that includes menus, recipes, and activities related to child care, is now online.

In this issue: Family style dining has many advantages and can be made very easy for both the provider and the children. This month, Mealtime Memo will provide you with a step-by-step guide for implementing family style dining.

• Step 1: Begin by setting a start date
• Step 2: Buy supplies for meal service
• Step 3: Train staff
• Step 4: Educate parents and children
• Step 5: Begin a pre-meal routine
• Nutrition Tip of the Month: How much sugar in sodas and juices?
• Nutrition Fact of the Month: Foodborne illnesses
• Vegetable of the Month: Bell Pepper
• Ms. Shaila Hisey is the CACFP Rock Star for September! Ms. Hisey is a center director in Kearney, Nebraska, who has implemented curriculum that involves weekly nutrition education lessons.

Planning and Preparing: The Basic Guide to Family Style Dining - Part 2

The National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC) Library

The NCCIC Library collection contains over 20,000 summaries and availability information for published documents of interest to policymakers, administrators, practitioners, researchers and other members of the child care community. Links to full-text publications about child care and school-age issues are provided when available. If you go to their library search page you can search their library resources whenever you would like. The NCCIC Library can be found at: http://nccic.acf.hhs.gov/library/index.cfm?do=oll.search

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Setting Goals for Next Summer – SAVE THE DATES

The summer programs saw an increase in meals served of approximately 41,000. Thanks for all the efforts to make the program available to the families in South Dakota.

If your school district is below the 50% free and reduced price area eligibility, you may have a distinct group of low income children that may qualify and is gathering for some sort of summer programing efforts that could apply for a program as a closed enrolled summer program and would only feed the children in the select group and would not be open to the public.

All schools must advertise the summer website link which has the list of sites in South Dakota for feeding locations each April and May. This is a NSLP requirement. See Policy Memo SP 15-2011. Please keep proof of advertisement or documentation for the new program review process.

Now is the time to review how things went last year, start discussions on what changes you’d like to make in your program, partnerships you might want to develop, and if you have a food service company agreement the process should be started in January including the summer period. Food Research and Action Center provides a Summer Nutrition Programs Implementation Calendars and Guide that helps sponsor support a strong summer outreach. Click here to access the guide.

The Summer Food Service Program policy memo fall release has been delayed, and we are hoping to have all the updates by the end of November. The December CANS Bulletin will have a summary of updates.

*SAVE THE DATES:

February 2014 - Watch for mailing from Child and Adult Nutrition Services reminder to check summer webpage http://doe.sd.gov/cans/sfsp.aspx for application, training registrations and dates.

March 1, 2014 – Deadline to register for all returning and new or potential sponsor for Summer Food Service Program and NSLP Seamless Summer trainings.
March 13, 2014 – Prior Successful Sponsor of SFSP Administrative Webinar 2-4:30 CT/1-3:30 MT
March 27, 2014 – NSLP Seamless Summer Webinar 2-4:30 CT/1-3:30 MT (New Program Review Format)
March 25, 2014 – SFSP New or Potential Sponsor - Administrative Training and application assistance all day Pierre, SD with snow date of April 1, 2014.

The Administrative workshop is required for all new administrative (office staff) and sponsors is set for March 25, 2014 in Pierre with a snow date of April 1.

Operational Trainings (foodservice staff) and food service director if new, will be held in April, and advertised in the registration materials released in early February on the Department of Education – CANS website for summer food programs.

Click here to visit the Summer Food Program page.

If you have any questions please contact Julie McCord (605)773-3110.

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October Team Nutrition Newsletter Posted

There is an updated Team Nutrition Newsletter posted on the Team Nutrition activities page from the CANS website.

Areas of interest include:
- Smart Snacks in Schools
- Legume Fun Facts
- South Dakota Team Nutrition: Past, Present, Future
- Team Nutrition Success Stories from SY2012-13

Team Nutrition Newsletter Link: Team Nutrition Newsletter - October 2013

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FFVP – Equipment Justification Forms


If your school participates in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, check out the FFVP page for documents related to the program, including the Equipment Justification and Purchase Form. Of the total allocation amount awarded to the individual site for SY2013-14, no more than 10% of the total can be used toward administrative funds, and purchasing of equipment. Equipment Justification Forms, along with a printout description of the equipment to purchase, should be submitted before the actual purchase of the equipment.

After the site has been given notification that a piece of equipment can be purchased, the site can go ahead with the purchase. Once the equipment has been received, the purchase of the equipment is to be listed on the corresponding monthly claim of reimbursement, along with the submission of an invoice.

Contact rob.ingalls@state.sd.us with any other questions regarding equipment purchases and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

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Updated Policy Memos

Memos regarding SFA responsibilities are placed on the USDA policy memos website. The USDA websites continue to change. If you cannot find what you are looking for through the traditional site you have used or through a search, contact CANS office for assistance.

No new policy memos have been issued for any of the programs since the last bulletin. The policy memos for each program are as follows:

School Meal Programs
Child & Adult Care Food Program
Summer Food Service Program
Food Distribution Program for schools
The Emergency Food Assistance Program
Commodity Supplemental Foods Program




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K-12 Student Teams Can Win Science Awards

The program (http://www.exploravision.org) is looking for projects which offer ideas and inventions capable of making the world a better place. The school submitting the most eligible projects will receive $1,000 worth of Toshiba technology.

Each student on the four first-place Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision winning teams will receive a $10,000 savings bond; students on second-place teams will each receive a $5,000 savings bond. Members of the eight teams will also receive an expenses-paid trip with their families, mentors and coaches to Washington, DC for an awards weekend in June 2014.

Foundation: Toshiba and the Nat'l Science Teachers Assn. (NSTA)
Opportunity: ExploraVision Program
Funding Focus: Science education, youth (Funding supports student-led science projects)
Geographic Focus: National
Eligibility: K-12 student-led teams, schools
Funding: Eight winners, up to $10,000 each
Deadline: Jan. 30.

Other Grants

These grants differ from another NSTA competition, the Shell Science Lab Challenge. The program (http://www.nsta.org/shellsciencelab) runs on a different funding track and the 2013 deadline is Dec. 20.



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Webinars for Summer Meals, Breakfast, and Afterschool Meals

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is presenting a series of upcoming webinars.



Register now for these child nutrition program events.

Click on the event titles to reach the registration pages. Follow this link to access webinar and conference call recordings.

Summer Meals Matter
Asset Mapping: Analyzing Your Community's Capacity to Support Summer Meals
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1:00 p.m. ET
Mapping is a great tool to help you assess the effectiveness of your site locations, community partners that may be available to assist you and where programs and activities are being offered to children over the summer months. Join us to hear from advocates and summer food providers in how they use asset mapping to maximize their use of community resources and partnerships available for more effective summer food programs.

Summer Meals Matter Webinar - Setting the Stage for Success: Establishing Goals for the 2014 Summer Nutrition Programs
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1:00 p.m. ET
Following the momentum and increased attention on the Summer Nutrition Programs across the country this past year, communities can begin to focus their efforts and energy on beginning to plan for continued success in the programs this next year. Hear from state and federal administrators and advocates for the programs about their goals for next year and how they will be measuring success. Learn how you can start to develop your own participation and outreach goals for the communities you serve to reach even more children with the Summer Nutrition Programs in 2014.

Breakfast Matters
The Value of Principal Engagement
Thursday, Nov. 14, 3:00 p.m. ET
Research shows that offering Breakfast in the Classroom not only increases breakfast participation but is also an effective strategy for improving the health and educational outcomes of schoolchildren. Join us to hear from principals who are seeing these positive results first hand and learn how principals and school building staff around the country are ending classroom hunger and transforming classroom and school environments through the implementation of alternative breakfast models.

Breakfast Matters Webinar Series - “Community Eligibility: Creating Hunger-Free Schools” - Part II: Building Momentum Through Improved Direct Certification and Outreach to Schools
Thursday, Dec. 12, 3–4 p.m. ET
Part II of our three part series will provide effective action steps to improve direct certification and systems to increase schools’ “Identified Student Percentage” for Community Eligibility. Speakers will also share effective outreach strategies to engage schools that are eligible to implement Community Eligibility in the 2014-15 school year.

Afterschool Meals Matter
Build a Sustainable Afterschool Meal Program
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m. ET
Programs that operate the Afterschool Meal Program are important to low-income children and ensure that they receive a healthy meal when the school day ends. In order for an Afterschool Meal Program to be successful and sustainable it must operate a cost-effective program and have an organized system in place to provide the program year after year. Hear from program sponsors on how they are able to budget their Afterschool Meal Program and the steps they take to ensure the programs long-term sustainability.

Afterschool Meals Matter Conference Call - Partnerships to Grow the Afterschool Meal Program
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m. ET
Partnering with other organizations can strengthen your Afterschool Meal Program, resulting in feeding more children and leading to excellent enrichment opportunities. Learn how to develop and use partnerships within your community that will be advantageous to your Afterschool Meal Program. Hear about different partnerships formed to build participation in and increase awareness about the Afterschool Meal Program.

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Let’s Move Blog

The ‘Let’s Move Blog’ is a great place to keep up to date with the Let’s Move campaign, which focuses on overall wellness for a healthier tomorrow.

Recent articles include:
• Moving Fast with a Healthy Breakfast
• Taste “Tests” at School introduce Kids to Healthy Choices
• Nationwide Census on Farm to School Activities Show Promising Results

Visit the ‘Let’s Move Blog’ here: http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/all



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YOUR MENUS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED!

Congratulations to the following school districts/agencies that have achieved menu certification. You are commended for your work in meeting the new meal pattern requirements!

November Certifications
Alcester-Hudson School District
Belle Fourche School District
Castlewood School District
Centerville School District
Hot Springs School District
Huron School District
Irene-Wakonda School District
Madison Central School District
Marion School District
Vermillion School District
Winner School District

December Certifications
Aberdeen School District
Bennett County School District
Bethesda Lutheran School
Chamberlain School District
Christian Center Elementary School
Corsica School District
Custer School District
Dakota Valley School District
Dell Rapids School District
East Dakota Educational Cooperative
Flandreau School District
Gayville-Volin School District
Grant-Deuel School District
Hill City School District
Jones County
Kadoka Area School District
McCook Central School District
McCrossan Boys Ranch
Pierre Indian Learning Center
Sanborn Central School District
Scotland School District
Sioux Falls School District
Sioux Valley School District
Smee School District
Spearfish School District
St. Agnes School
St. Thomas Aquinas School
Viborg-Hurley School District
White Lake School District

January Certifications
Arlington School District
Avon School District
Beresford School District
Black Hills Works
Bon Homme School District
Canton School District
Children's Care Hospital & School
Childrens Home Society of SD
DeSmet School District
Dupree School District
ECCO Inc.
Elkton School District
Eureka School District
Freeman School District
Human Service Agency-ATCO
Immaculate Conception School
Ipswich Public School District
Lead-Deadwood School District
McLaughlin School District
Meade School District
Milbank School District
Minnehaha Co. Regional Detention Center
New Underwood School District
Northwestern Area School District
Platte -Geddes School District
Rapid City Area School District
Rapid City Catholic School System
Summit School District
Watertown School District
Wolsey-Wessington School District
Yankton School District


February Certifications
Agar-Blunt-Onida School District
Armour School District
Baltic School District
Brandon Valley School District
Brookings School District
Colman-Egan School District
Deubrook Area School District
Deuel School District
Douglas School District
Hoven School District
James Valley Christian School
Lake Preston School District
Lyman School District
Miller Area School District
Oelrichs School District
Oglala Lakota College
Oldam-Ramona School District
Red Cloud Indian School
SD Dept.of Human Services
South Central School District(Bonesteel-Fairfax)
Stanley County School District
Tea Area School District
Timber Lake School District
Wagner Community School District
Waubay School district
Webster Area School District
Woonsocket School District

March Certifications
Andes Central School District
Big Stone City School District
Bowdle School District
Britton- Hecla School District
Edgemont School District
Ethan School District
Groton Area School District
Hamlin School District
Herreid School District
Howard School District
Lemmon School District
Mobridge-Pollock School District
Mount Vernon School District
Our Home Inc.
Parker School District
Pierre Public School
Plankinton School District
Porcupine Contract School
Redfield School District
SD Achieve ( Sioux Vocational Services Inc)
SD Dept of Social Services
SD Dept.of Corrections
Shannon County School District
Sisseton School District
St. Joseph Catholic School
St. Joseph Indian School
Stickney School District
Todd County School District
Tripp-Delmont School District
Waverly School District
Wilmot School District

April Certifications
Abbott House
Cheyenne River BIA Schools
Crazy Horse Day School
Elk Point-Jefferson School District
Faulkton Area School District
Kimball School District
Little Wound School System
Parkston School District
Wessington Springs School District
Bridgewater-Emery School District
Canistota School District
Clark School District
Dakota Milestones (Chamberlain ATC)
Edmunds Central School District
Lennox School District

May Certifications
Advance
Colome Consolidated School District
Community Connections Inc.
Enemy Swim Day School
Flandreau Indian School
Frederick Area School District
Gregory School District
Hitchcock-Tulare School District
John Paul II Elementary School
Leola School District
Live Center Inc.
Loneman School Corporation
Menno School District
Rutland School District
Southeastern Behavorial Healthcare Center
Wall School District
White River School District

June Certifications
Gettysburg School District
Highmore-Harrold School District
Langford Area School District
Rosholt School District
Selby Area School District
Tiospa Zina Tribal School
Volunteers of America-Dakotas
West Central School District
Willow Lake School District

July Certifications
Chester Area School District
Estelline School District
SESDAC
Sioux Falls Catholic Schools

August Certifications
Black Hills Special Services Co-op
DakotAbilities
Doland School District
Harrisburg School District
Iroquois School District
Montrose School District
Sacred Heart School



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Useful Links

Check out the useful links below to keep updated on healthy practices in your child nutrition programs. Consider bookmarking them on your computer for easier access.

Child & Adult Nutrition Services
Webpage
Nutrition Bulletin
Team Nutrition Newsletter

USDA – check this site out for the most up-to-date information on program requirements
Webpage
Regulations
Guidance & Resources
MyPlate


Coordinated School Health – Working partnership between the SD Departments of Education and Health to coordinate programming to improve the health and educational outcomes of young people.
Webpage
News Infused e-newsletter

School Nutrition Association of SD (SNASD)
Keep abreast of what is happening in the State Association by visiting the SNASD website and newsletter
Website
Newsletter

Fuel Up to Play 60 – Check out this website for resources on healthy eating and physical activity ideas promoting school wellness along with opportunities for obtaining monies for your program. Several contests starting now.
Website
E-Newsletter

HealthySD.gov - check out this website for information on living healthy
Working on Wellness Newsletter

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