Nutrition Program Updates for the Week of December 17, 2018

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Nutrition Program Updates for the Week of December 17, 2018

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All Nutrition Programs

Offices Closed

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) will be closed for the holidays on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, and Tuesday, January 1, 2019.   

Update of Food Crediting in the Child Nutrition Programs

The USDA recently released the Update of Food Crediting in the Child Nutrition Programs Memo (SP 08-2019, CACFP 02-2019, SFSP 02-2019). This memo details updates to foods that can be credited in School Nutrition Programs (SNP), Child and Adult Care Food Programs (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP).

One result is that dried meat snacks will now be creditable as meat/meat alternates. This includes shelf-stable, dried and semi-dried meat, poultry and seafood snacks. Sponsors should request a product formulation statement from the manufacturer to assess crediting of ounce equivalents for these food items.

The memo also lists other food items that will now be creditable in the Child Nutrition Programs meal patterns: coconut, hominy, popcorn, surimi seafood and tempeh. However, currently there is no guidance on how these products will credit, so they cannot be used until the USDA releases more information. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at 651-582-8526 or 1-800-366-8922.

Food Distribution Program


Truck Cancellations: 110651 - Orange Juice

The remaining trucks of 110651 Orange Juice, Single, Frz Cup- 96/4oz have been cancelled. This includes the seven remaining trucks from the spring surveys #2 and #39, and all of the trucks from the fall survey #43. Entitlement has been credited back to sponsors that had allocations on those trucks. Sponsors can view their final allocation in CLiCS 1 on the Orders & Deliveries screen under the Customer Order Summary tab

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