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Child Nutrition Newsletters Archive

Child & Adult Care Food Program Updates


Program information and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policies are sent to program sponsors throughout the year in the form of email updates and OSPI bulletins. There are two ways to be signed up to receive updates from CNS.

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2022

November

  • Week of November 28
    • Update: Where to Enter Monthly Food Operating Costs in Claims
    • Reminder: New Tip Sheet on Crediting Milk in Child Nutrition Programs!
    • Reminder: USDA Training on Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in Community Meal Programs
    • Reminder: Food Buying Guide—New Food Yield Data Available
    • Reminder: What You Need to Know About Ownership Changes
    • FYI: NCA Meal Pattern Minute
    • FYI: Optional Training Opportunity—Power of the Food Program Virtual Event
    • FYI: Sponsoring Organizations Online Training Available
    • Curriculum Corner: Two USDA Menu Planning Resources to Keep on Hand!
    • Important Dates to Remember
  • No newsletter for week of November 21
  • Week of November 14
    • Mark Your Calendars! No Newsletter Next Week!
    • Update: October Claims Due Tomorrow
    • Update: New Tip Sheet on Crediting Milk in Child Nutrition Programs!
    • Reminder: Civil Rights Training and Details About Nondiscrimination Statement
    • Reminder: USDA Training on Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in Community Meal Programs
    • Reminder: Food Buying Guide—New Food Yield Data Available
    • Reminder: Completing Your October Study Month—What Are the Next Steps?
    • FYI: NCA Meal Pattern Minute
    • FYI: Optional Training Opportunity—Power of the Food Program Virtual Event
    • FYI: Free Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) Opportunity!
    • Important Dates to Remember
  • Week of November 7
    • Mark Your Calendars! No Weekly Newsletter on 11/21!
    • Hot Topic: Special Dietary Needs Versus Parent Preference—When you Must Accommodate
    • Update: October Claims Due Tuesday, 11/15
    • Update: USDA Training on Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in Community Meal Programs
    • Update: Food Buying Guide—New Food Yield Data Available
    • Reminder: Completing Your October Study Month—What Are the Next Steps?
    • FYI: Optional Training Opportunity—Power of the Food Program Virtual Event
    • FYI: Free Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) Opportunity!
    • Important Dates to Remember

October

  • Week of October 31
    • Update: Completing Your October Study Month—What Are the Next Steps?
    • Update: Submitting Your First Claim of FY23—What You Need to Know
    • Update: OSPI CNS Appeals Procedures
    • Reminder: USDA Policy Memo Released—Creditability of Imported Infant Formulas
    • Reminder: White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health-What’s Next?
    • Reminder: Complete Your FY23 CACFP Annual Training Requirements
    • FYI: Optional Training Opportunity—Power of the Food Program Virtual Event
    • FYI: Free Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) Opportunity!
    • Important Dates to Remember
  • Week of October 24
    • Update: USDA Policy Memo Released—Creditability of Imported Infant Formulas
    • Update: White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health-What’s Next?
    • Reminder: Crediting Milk in the Child Nutrition Programs Tip Sheet Now Available!
    • Reminder: Ensure Successful CACFP Operation in FY23
    • Reminder: How Are You Celebrating Local Foods in October?
    • Reminder: Complete Your FY23 CACFP Annual Training Requirements
    • FYI: Farm to Early Learning Community of Practice
    • FYI: Optional Training Opportunity—Power of the Food Program Virtual Event
    • Important Dates to Remember
  • Week of October 17
    • Update: Crediting Milk in the Child Nutrition Programs Tip Sheet Now Available!
    • Reminder: Ensure Successful CACFP Operation in FY23
    • Reminder: FY23 CACFP Renewal Hub
    • Update: How Are You Celebrating Local Foods in October?
    • Reminder: Complete Your FY23 CACFP Annual Training Requirements
    • Reminder: Optional Training—Register for the Administer CACFP Like a Pro! Workshop in Ellensburg!
    • Reminder: What You Need to Know About Ownership Changes
    • FYI: Farm to Early Learning Community of Practice
    • Important Dates to Remember
  • Week of October 10
  • Week of October 3

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