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WIC EBT Activities
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Farm to School Census Preparation Worksheet

The 2019 Farm to School Census Preparation Worksheet is to help School Food Authorities gather relevant information in advance of completing their Farm to School Census Surveys. 

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Child Nutrition Database

The Child Nutrition Database (CNDB)  is a required part of the nutrient analysis software approved by USDA for use in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. It is a nutrient database of over 10,000 food items.

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SNAP Payment Error Rates - Fiscal Year 2018

SNAP Payment Error Rates - Fiscal Year 2018

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Professional Standards

Professional Standards for school nutrition professionals is a key provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). The final rule, published March 2, 2015, requires a minimum amount of annual training hours for all state directors of school nutrition programs, state director of distributing agencies, school nutrition program directors, managers, and staff. Required training topic areas will vary according to position and job requirements. There are also minimum hiring standards for new state directors of school nutrition programs, state directors of distributing agencies that oversee USDA Foods, and school nutrition program directors.

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Community Eligibility Provision Status of School Districts and Schools by State

This map contains links to state-specific information on local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools that may be eligible to elect the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). LEAs interested in participating in CEP for one, some, or all of their schools should contact their state agency for additional guidance and procedures.

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Menu Planner

The Menu Planner for School Meals: School Year 2018-2019 (Menu Planner) is a comprehensive guide for local school nutrition professionals to assist them with developing healthy, safe, affordable, and appealing school meals and snacks that meet the meal pattern requirements.

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WIC MIS Integrity Review Tool

The WIC Post-Implementation Review Tool consists of two parts: the review tool itself and a Functional Area Spreadsheet.  You may download the tool here.

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Food Safety Enforcement and Inspection Actions and Terminology

This document provides an overview of basic food safety enforcement terminology used by FSIS that may impact school distributing agencies, school food authorities, and processors of USDA-regulated foods, including meat, poultry, and egg products.

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WIC EBT Technical Implementation Guide and Operating Rules

The Operating Rules (OR) and Technical Implementation Guide (TIG) are technical resources for use by all State agencies, authorized WIC vendors and EBT industry stakeholders to apply in their EBT implementation projects for consistency in WIC EBT online purchase messages and file handling processes utilized by both smart card/offline and magstrip/online WIC EBT systems.