Nourishing News

October Updates

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UPCOMING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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Grains ReFresh Session ID 468078

Wednesday, Oct. 27th, 10:30am-12pm

This is an online event.

I have a feeling we’re not in program year 2021 anymore…join us as we go over

new requirements for crediting grains using ounce equivalents in program year 2022! There’s no place like CACFP LIVE Refresh!!! Come join us for a recap of the October 1st training.

Register here.

UPDATES FOR CACFP

Rescission of Pre-portioned Fruit Cup Crediting supplement released on May 14, 2013

September 30, 2021 - (TDA) officially rescinds the Pre-portioned Fruit Cup Crediting supplement released on May 14, 2013.

Read more here.

Administrative Review Reminder and a New Process

An administrative review of a CE’s CACFP occurs, generally, once every three years and has two segments, an operations portion and a financial portion.

The financial review entails a comprehensive look at the way CACFP funds are used to support the development and delivery of meals to the eligible population served by the CE. A particular focus of the financial review involves an assessment of the CE’s procurement policies and practices.


Effective immediately, AR notices will be sent to CEs via email (with PDF files of Notices as attachments) to the principal individuals listed on the CE’s approved program application in TXUNPS, when all of the email addresses are available.


Click here for more info.

“And Justice for All” Poster

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will not be taking “And Justice For All..." (AJFA) poster orders through TX-UNPS and will not be distributing posters to contracting entities (CE). Locally printed paper copies AJFA posters may substituted as necessary.

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Fiscal Year 2022 CACFP & SFSP Area Eligibility Data Now Available

The FNS mapping tools have also been updated to reflect the new data. To see the map, click this link. The data set is also available for download on FNS’ open data site.

To learn more about using census data for establishing area eligibility for CACFP and SFSP Area Eligibility using Census Data, please see our policy memorandum.

CALENDAR UPDATES

CACFP

Important Dates:

  • October 1 - New Program Year begins

SFSP

Important Dates:

  • October 9 - Summer Nutrition Program cost report deadline in TX-UNPS

HARVEST OF THE MONTH

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RESOURCES

Ordering Team Nutrition Materials

Team Nutrition print materials are available only to schools and child care centers that participate in the Federal Child Nutrition Programs. Look here for step-by-step directions for individual orders.
General Mills Hub

Following the Child and Adult Care Food Program, finding these products can be challenging. That is why General Mills is committed to providing solutions in the form of eligible products and recipes, and resources.

Recipe Box

ICN has a webpage of Recipes for Child Care Centers. Lots of great and easy ideas that yield 25 or 50 servings.

TIP OF THE MONTH

This guidance is not considered all inclusive.


Please see www.squaremeals.org for further guidance.


Note: If TDA makes changes to the website, direct links in this announcement may become void.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. This program is funded by USDA.