National School Lunch / Breakfast Programs

The NSLP provides cash reimbursement and commodity foods for meals served in non-profit food services in elementary and secondary schools, and in residential child care institutions.

School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides cash reimbursement to schools for meals served, much the same as the School Lunch Program. Children eligible to receive a lunch at free or reduced price are also eligible to receive breakfast at the same rate.

Claim Due Dates
Public Release SY16-17 Permanent Agreement Parts 4, 5, 6 effective 2013-14
Financial Statement SY16-17 (Due August 29, 2017) SFA Cover Letter
Income Eligibility Guidelines 16-17 SNP Reimbursement Rates for SY16-17

iCAN SNP Download Forms
(Save these to your computer to make changes and upload into iCAN)
Annual Information Update Verification and Monitoring
Meal Count Method Pricing Program - Parent Packet SY16-17
Paid Lunch Equity Tool-Excel Non-pricing Program - Parent Packet SY16-17
Notification Letters Special Milk Program w/ Free Option SY16-17
Civil Rights Form RCCI Roster

Equipment Assistance Grants
Bridgewater-Emery School District
Doland School District
Lifescape (SD Achieve), Sioux Falls
Lifescape (Children’s Services), Sioux Falls
Menno School District
Our Home Inc., Huron
Sioux Falls Public Schools
White River School District

Applications and claims for the School Nutrition Programs National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) are now submitted and approved through a web-based application called iCAN. You can find the link to iCAN, a user request form, and a user manual for iCAN on this page under the “iCAN” heading. If you have a current application with the Child and Adult Nutrition Services office, you should have access to this site already. To apply for the NSLP and/or SBP for the first time, you must contact Child and Adult Nutrition Services at (605) 773-3413 to request access to the web-site and submit additional information to ensure eligibility for the program. If you have any issues, please contact the CANS office at the same number.

Seamless Summer Option (SSO)
2017 Summer Training Registration
SSO PowerPoint Slides 3/2017 Summer Feeding Outreach Posters
iCAN SSO User Manual SSO Promotional Flyer
SP 09-2017 SSO Q&A Memo SSO Onsite Monitoring Form

Professional Standards and Training Opportunities
Registrations – Click on the date(s) to register:
Request to Hire a Director Suggestions for Annual Training
Professional Standards PowerPoint (27 slides – 05/2016) SD Training Tracker Tool (1-2017)
Institute for Child Nutrition (NFSMI) Web-based Training for School Nutrition Programs Guide to Professional Standards School Nutrition Programs (manual)
Professional Standards handout – South Dakota Q&A on Professional Standards Regulation, Memo #38-2016
Template Job Description for School Nutrition Director/Manager Professional Standards for School Nutrition Program Employees (USDA website)
USDA Professional Standards Learning Topics

Training & Webinars
PLE Tool – Pricing - 27 minutes iMATCH 2017 Training
Free & Reduced Application Update (22 slides) Child Nutrition Update – Spring 2016 – 70 slides
Meal Counting - 8/2016 - 11 slides
Breakfast Meal Pattern - 8/2016– 28 slides Lunch Meal Patterns - 8/2016- 49 slides
Production Records Part 2 7/2015 – 12 Minutes Production Records Part 1 7/2015 – 31 Minutes
Lunch Offer vs Serve - 31 Slides Only Breakfast Offer vs Serve l - 23 Slides Only
Whole Grains - 8/2016 - 32 slides Standardizing Recipes - 8/2016 - 25 slides
NonProgram Food Revenue Tool June 2014 – 14 minutes
Verification Process Slides 9/2016 – 58 slides Verification Reporting Slides 9/2016 – 34 slides

iCAN Website Site Based Claim Info Sheet
iCAN User ID Request form
iCAN Manual – Applications iCAN Manual – Claims

iMATCH System Update Summary
iMATCH/PrimeroEdge iMATCH User ID Request Form
iMATCH Q&A Making iMATCH work for YOU
iMATCH Training Manual Starting the School Year - 2016
Exporting for Point of Service iMATCH Security Statement

CEP Information Slides CEP Planning & Implementation Guidebook
CEP Info For Administrators (8/7/2015) CEP Agreement SY16-17
USDA CEP Information FRAC CEP Information
USDA Memo SP21-2014 v2 (7/25/14) 2017 CEP Annual Notification of Schools and Agencies/a>
CEP Fact Sheet CEP Reporting Instructions SY16-17

Community eligibility is the newest opportunity for schools with high percentages of low-income children to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. It increases participation by children in the school meal programs, reduces labor costs for schools, and increases federal revenues. In short, it allows for a healthier student body and a healthier school meal budget.

Only school sites that offer both School Breakfast and School Lunch can participate in Community Eligibility.

Additional information is also on the USDA website and the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) website.

Paid Lunch Equity
PLE Tool SY17-18 PLE Memo 09-2016
PLE Memo SP11-2017s PLE Exemption SY17-18
Severe Need Breakfast-Eligibility Instructions Nonprogram Food Revenue Tool
Food Safety SOP's 2016 Severe Need Breakfast - Forms
Food Service Management Co:
FSMC Contract Process
FSMC information FSMC RFP -- Contact CANS for document FSMC contact list
FSMC Renewal -- Contact CANS for document FSMC Contract webinar -- Contact CANS for document USDA FSMC Guidance
Menu Planning: References, Worksheets, and Production Records:
Food Production Record Handbook
Meal Pattern Requirements Lunch Production Record
Short & Long Week Meal Requirements Breakfast/Snack Production Record
PreK Lunch Pattern Requirements PreK Lunch & Breakfast
PreK Breakfast Pattern Requirements Colony School
Vegetable Subgroups List Community Support Providers
Implementation Timeline Multi-Day Food Bar Form
USDA Whole Grain Resource Multi-Day Food Bar Example
Whole Grain Rich Exemption Request Single-Day Food Bar Form
Tip sheet for Accepting Processed Product Documentation Single-Day Food Bar Example
Recipe Component Contribution Calculator 5 Day Worksheet
5 Day Multiple Entree
4 Day Worksheet
4 Day Multiple Entree
6 Day Worksheet
7 Day Worksheet
Afterschool Snacks
Afterschool Snack Brochure Afterschool Snack meal pattern Snack Ideas

Smart Snacks
Smart Snacks in Schools (brochure) Smart Snack Summary Chart
SD Policy on Exempt Fundraisers Healthy Fundraising
Questions and Answers Alliance for a Healthier Generation
A Guide to Smart Snacks in School

National School Lunch Week
National School Lunch Program Facts Make Healthier Choices
National School Lunch Week Banner 2016
Apple Banana
Carrot Cheese
Kiwi Milk
Peas Sandwich
Strawberry Yogurt

Wellness Policy
#WellnessWins – Local Wellness Policy Resource
Wellness Policy Final Rule Wellness Policy Final Rule Summary
South Dakota Model Wellness Policy (PDF) Wellness Policy Self-Checklist
South Dakota Model Wellness Policy (word) Wellness Policy Final Rule Training PowerPoint
USDA Local Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit Local Wellness Policy SP 24-2017 Q&A

Farm to School
USDA Farm to School website
Procuring Local Foods Guide
Farm to School Census

USDA Guidance
Guidance for Accepting Processed Product Documentation
Manufacturer’s Product Formulation Statement
Administrative Review
Administrative Review Schedule SY 16–17 Administrative Review Manual
SY 16-17 Off-Site Assessment Tool SY 16-17 Off-Site Tool Instructions
SY 16-17 Off-Site Tool Helpful Hints & Glossary
Menu Certification Tools SY16-17 Self Evaluation Letter
SY 16-17 CANS Summary and Self Evaluation Checklist FSMC Monitoring Form
Administrative Review Summaries

Administrative Review Training
Offsite 100 – Certification and Benefit Issuance Offsite 900 – Onsite Monitoring
Offsite 200 – Verification Offsite 1000 – Wellness Policy
Offsite 300 – Meal Counting and Claiming Offsite 1100 – Smart Snacks
Offsite 700 – Resource Management Offsite 1200 – Professional Standards
Offsite 800 – Civil Rights Offsite 1600 – SBP SFSP Outreach
Offsite 2100 – Special Provision Options

Useful Links
Food Waste Numbered Memos


For information about the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) including Afterschool Snacks, or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) contact the CANS office at (605) 773-3413 or email your questions to