Weekly School Nutrition Newsletter


Dear Food Service Contact,

This email provides news for schools concerning the Child Nutrition Programs from the USDA and the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). If you are the food service contact for your school or corporation, it is your responsibility to relay important information provided to you about the Child Nutrition Programs to other staff members.

Direct Certification Website

  • Direct Certification (DC) is accessible in the STN Application Center.
  • Some sponsors are experiencing issues with accessibility. The following are tips to help:
    • In addition to running All Matches YTD (Year to Date), run No County Matches by clicking More Download Options.
    • Make sure to remove your pop-up blocker when downloading DC matches.
    • Check out File Manager to locate previous match list downloads.
  • Other sponsors have reported fewer than expected DC matches. Contact Ed Roeger at eroeger@doe.in.gov if you run into this issue. 
  • Questions or issues with the STN system or downloads? Contact Ed Roeger at eroeger@doe.in.gov.
  • Questions about the DC process or free and reduced eligibility in general? Look at our fact sheets here and check out Important Direct Certification Updates training in inTEAM, or contact Allie Caito-Sipe at acaito@doe.in.gov.


  • Program Year 2020 is available in the CNPweb. 
  • However, there are some issues and glitches occurring within the site.
  • We are working on resolving these issues. More information will be sent in a future newsletter.
  • Questions? Contact Ashley Heller at aheller@doe.in.gov

Reimbursement Rates

  • The reimbursement rates for Program Year 2019-2020 have not been released by USDA.
  • We will send an update when these are released through the weekly newsletter. 

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Please do not reply directly to this email. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this email, please contact Allie Caito-Sipe at acaito@doe.in.gov, call (317) 232-0849, or toll-free at 1-800-537-1142 ext. 20849, or contact Ashley Heller at aheller@doe.in.gov, call (317) 232-0544, or toll-free at 1-800-537-1142 ext. 20544.