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

CNPweb Program Year (PY) 2020 Update

  • PY 2020 is now accessible and error-free in the CNPweb.  
  • In order to begin claiming reimbursement for PY 2020, Sponsor and Site Information Sheets must be completed and approved.
  • Sponsors will have to submit offline forms to our office.
    • To identify the documents that must be completed and submitted, view the Packet tab in the CNPweb after the Sponsor and Site Information Sheets have been completed. Anything with an asterisk (*) will indicate the forms that need to be submitted.
  • New items have been added to the Sponsor and Site Information Sheets.
  • On the Sponsor Information Sheet:
    • If the food service contact is not the food service director, sponsors will need to add the food service director's contact information in #55-62 or indicate where the food service director's contact information has been reported in #63.
    • If using a Free and Reduced software system, sponsors will report the contact of the software company in questions #91-96.
    • All sponsors, whether they are audited by the Indiana State Board of Accounts or not, must complete the additional auditing information on the sponsor information sheet, #120-125.
    • Based on those responses, sponsors might also need to complete #126-138.
  • On the Site Information Sheet:
    • Serving times are now required for lunch (#81-82) and breakfast (#93-94).
    • The time that the After School Snack Program ends needs to be reported in #117.
  • Don't see a button to submit applications for state approval? Make sure your Sponsor and Site Information Sheets are submitted, and if any offline form has an asterisk, make sure the dates that the documents were submitted are entered on the Packet tab.
  • Questions? Contact Ashley Heller at aheller@doe.in.gov.

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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.