Nutrition Program Bulletin - Week of June 22, 2020

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Nutrition Program Bulletin – Week of June 22, 2020

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New CLiCS Link

New! Cross-program CLiCS webpage

A new cross-program CLiCS webpage has been created to make it easy to locate frequently used CLiCS resources, enter the CLiCS login page, and find reimbursement rates across different child nutrition programs. You can find the link to the webpage on the left side navigation bar on any Food and Nutrition Service webpage. Please make sure to bookmark the CLiCS webpage for future reference.

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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for Centers

2020-21 Household Income Statements Packets

The 2020-21 Household Income Statement Packets for child care centers and adult care centers are now available on the MDE CACFP Centers Household Income Statement webpage. The packets include the household letter with instructions and the Household Income Statement form. Translated versions of the Household Income Statement Packet for child care centers in Hmong, Somali and Spanish are also available on the same webpage. Use the 2020-21 Household Income Statement Packet with new participants who enroll at your center beginning July 1, 2020. 


2020-21 Household Income Guidelines for CACFP

The 2020-21 Household Income Guidelines for CACFP are now available on the MDE CACFP Centers Household Income Statement webpage. These household income guidelines are effective July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. Use these guidelines as you approve Household Income Statement forms for participants who enroll at your center beginning July 1, 2020.


Household Income Statements—Procedures for Approval

Refer to Procedure for Approval for Child Care Centers or Procedure for Approval for Adult Care Centers when reviewing and approving Household Income Statement forms. Learn about determining the type of Household Income Statement form, reviewing it for completeness, and approving the form.


Training Videos

Training videos will help you learn more about the process of distributing the household letter and Household Income Statement form. Guidance is provided on reviewing the form for completeness and making the determination of category A, B or C based on the type of form (income, case number or foster child).

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School Nutrition Programs (SNP)

Now Available: List of School Food Authorities (SFAs) Receiving an Administrative Review in 2020-21

The list of School Food Authorities (SFAs) receiving a School Nutrition Program Administrative Review in the 2020-21 school year has been posted. Some SFAs that were scheduled to receive an administrative review in the spring of 2020 were delayed to school year 2020-21 due to COVID-19 and are indicated at the end of the list with an asterisk.

SFAs receiving a review in the 2020-21 school year will receive an email with a link to a survey in late August. Once the survey is completed (one response per SFA), your assigned reviewer will contact you to set up the dates of the review.

Several 10-minute training videos and other resources to assist SFAs in preparing for the administrative review are available on the MDE website.


School Nutrition “Back to School" with COVID-19 Webinar Series

As schools make plans to teach students this fall with allowances for physical distancing, school nutrition programs must be prepared to serve meals to students whether they are in buildings or distance learning. Join us for a five-part webinar series designed to get you thinking about what your food service operation will look like as you go back to school with COVID-19. The series will be offered on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. from July 7 through August 4, 2020. A different topic will be covered each week.

Each session will include some thought starters for a specific operational area, a conversation with a panel of food service directors and a time for questions. Read the session descriptions for more information. Select the links below to register for the June 30 SNP COVID-19 update and the webinars in the series.

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