This webinar provides an overview of the study and the webinar series.
This webinar focuses on findings related to student and parent satisfaction with the school meal programs and plate waste, or the amount of available food that was discarded or not eaten.
This webinar focuses on findings related to the dietary intakes (using a 24-hour dietary recall) of students who did and did not participate in the National School Lunch Program.
This webinar focuses on meal cost estimates at the SFA level, which reflect costs for the typical or average SFA. The webinar also presents findings on total foodservice revenues at the SFA level, which includes revenues from all sources.
SNMCS Webinar Series - Meeting the Updated Nutrition Standards and the Nutritional Quality of School Lunches
The findings described in this webinar are based on two analyses. One that estimated the percentage of daily and weekly lunch menus that met the updated nutrition standards, and another that examined the nutritional quality of the lunches using the Healthy Eating Index-2010.
This webinar focuses on findings related to school meal program operations, including: SFAs’ views on the updated nutrition standards and challenges faced in implementing them; schools’ participation in child nutrition programs; average student participation rates; locations where breakfast is offered; prices charged for paid meals, which are meals purchased by students who are not certified to receive meals free or at a reduced price; and the length of meal periods.
Local wellness policies are an important tool for parents, local educational agencies and school districts in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards.
CN labeling policies and procedures are provided here (QC requirements and compliance, reviews, program manuals, tips for submitting CN labels, and the manufacturer's product formulation statement).
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide updated guidance on the child nutrition program flexibilities available during unanticipated school closures. Schools may face unanticipated closures due to natural disasters, unscheduled major building repairs, court orders relating to school safety or other issues, labor-management disputes, or, when approved by the state agency, a similar cause.
This memorandum, SP20 CACFP07 SFSP06-2019, notifies all child nutrition program state agencies and program operators of guidance the Food and Nutrition Service received from the Office of Management and Budget, OMB M-18-18, authorizing increases to the value of the micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds.