Latest News for School Nutrition Programs

6/3/2024 Webinar on the Expanded Geographic Preference Option in the Final Rule

6/3/2024 RELEASE: Non-Congregate Service during Extreme Heat/Poor Air Quality Waiver Request Form

6/3/2024 ARM Release Update: May 31, 2024

5/28/2024 RELEASE: New and Updated Summer Non-Congregate FAQs and Forms

5/28/2024 RELEASE: Revised Onsite Food Production Record for the School Nutrition Programs

5/28/2024 Farewell TXUNPS - Welcome TANS

5/1/2024 RELEASE: New Online Form to Request Early Removal from the NDL and TEXSL

5/1/2024 WEBINAR - Final Rule - Meal Patterns Consistent With the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines

5/1/2024 Rural Summer Non-Congregate Request Form and Resources Now Available

4/30/2024 User Administrators to review users in WBSCM by 7/31

4/30/2024 Food Receipting Updates

4/30/2024 USDA Foods for Further Processing

4/30/2024 Now Available! Child Nutrition Database (CNDB) Release 27

4/30/2024 Extension of Comment Period for Rural Non-Congregate Interim Final Rule

4/30/2024 Expansion of SFSP and SSO Options during Unanticipated School Closure

4/30/2024 Extreme Heat/Air Quality Non-Congregate Waivers Available in Summer 2024

4/30/2024 "And Justice for All" Poster - Updated Guidance

4/30/2024 USDA Releases Final Rule for School Meals Nutrition Standards - NSLP

4/3/2024 Rural Summer Non-Congregate Request Form and Resources Available April 5

4/2/2024 The Child Nutrition Database Release 27 (CN27) is Now Available

4/1/2024 NSLP-USDA Foods Inventory Management

4/1/2024 USDA Transitions from eAuth to for WBSCM Users

4/1/2024 Upcoming ARM Updates

4/1/2024 2024 Consolidated Appropriations Act's Impact on Child Nutrition Programs

3/8/2024 Now available: The Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Manual

3/7/2024 A new look for the Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool (PSTTT)!

3/7/2024 RELEASE: 2024-2025 Income Eligibility Guidelines

3/6/2024 Summer 2024 Non-Congregate Feeding - Start Preparing Now!

3/6/2024 RELEASE: Proposed Rule for Serious Deficiency Process in SFSP and CACFP

3/6/2024 RELEASE: School Data for Area Eligibility Report

2/16/2024 ACTION REQUIRED – Validation of all Unaffiliated CACFP At-Risk Sites

2/5/2024 NSLP-USDA Foods Inventory Management

2/5/2024 Unanticipated School Closure Notification Forms and Guidance

2/5/2024 RELEASE: Updated TDA and USDA CEP Resources

2/5/2024 RELEASE: NEW Duplicative Services FAQs

2/2/2024 RELEASE: SFSP and SSO Rural Non-Congregate Service Regulations

2/2/2024 New features and food yields in the Food Buying Guide Web-Based Tool

2/2/2024 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Data Report in TX-UNPS

2/2/2024 NSLP-USDA Foods Inventory Management Guidance

1/8/2024 Revised ARM Sections Have Been Posted and Released

1/8/2024 Reminder for all WBSCM recipient agencies

1/8/2024 Reminder: Acceptance of USDA Foods Delivered by State-Contracted Warehouses

1/8/2024 Reminder for all TX-UNPS and WBSCM entities

1/4/2024 FAQs Clarify Duplicative Costs and Multiple Contracts for Same Service

12/4/2023 Important Security Reminders for User Access Managers (UAM) of TX-UNPS

12/4/2023 Updated Team Nutrition Resources for the Child Nutrition Programs

12/4/2023 Updated Guidance on Access to Domesticated and Wild Game Animals

12/4/2023 Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products in the Child Nutrition Programs

11/29/2023 Farm to School Census

11/14/2023 Important Guidance for And Justice for All Posters

10/26/2023 TDA Introduces Three Original Standardized Recipes

10/24/2023 New Milk Flexibility Available with Emergency Conditions Notification Form for Contracting Entities Experiencing Milk Service Disruption

10/2/2023 Now available: Guide to Professional Standards in Spanish!

10/2/2023 Now Available! New Food Yields Added to the Food Buying Guide

10/2/2023 FDA Issued Recall: Eagle Produce Whole Cantaloupe

9/28/2023 State Reimbursement for Reduced Price Breakfast - Schools Offering Universal Breakfast

9/28/2023 USDA's Revised Menu Planner for Schools

9/28/2023 Final Rule Reduces CEP ISP Threshold from 40% to 25% for SY 2024-2025

9/28/2023 The verification process begins on October 1, 2023, and the Verification Report is due on November 28, 2023.

9/28/2023 New Verification Letter Sample Templates Suite (English and Spanish)

9/27/2023 Updated Guidance on Meal Service during an Unanticipated School Closure

9/21/2023 Grant Available for NSLP and SBP CEs

8/29/2023 USDA Awards Healthy Meals Incentives Grants Nationwide with 18 Texas Districts Receiving up to $150,000

8/29/2023 Important Information about Health Coverage among Child Nutrition Program Participants

8/25/2023 NEW! Child Nutrition Program Integrity Final Rule

8/1/2023 New Waiver Allowing Non-Congregate Summer Feeding in Extreme Heat

8/1/2023 Now Available! Child Nutrition Database Release 26

8/1/2023 Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards for School Food Authorities

9/29/2022 TDA Releases 10 Revised Administrator's Reference Manual Sections

9/28/2022 TDA Submits Waiver Request to Implement Five-Year Administrative Review Cycle

1/12/2022 Maximum Approvable Average Daily Participation (ADP)

7/28/2021 Seamless Summer (SSO) Site Applications SY 2022

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