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January 12, 2022 - Returning Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Contracting Entities (CEs) for SFSP program year 2022 may enter in the site applications no more than the amount listed on the Maximum Approvable ADP list. The Maximum ADP list provides the maximum approvable ADP for the site by meal type for SFSP 2022. Click the link in the title to find the list at the bottom of the next page. The list is used to determine the maximum ADP for each site.
January 1, 2022 - Here are free CACFP materials for use in training, activities, and education.
January 1, 2022 - Responding to a request in a Notice of Finding for a CAD isn't a complex activity. There are three required elements in a CAD that must be completed in order for a CAD to be accepted. Help is also available at no cost from regional Education Service Centers.
January 1, 2022 - Schools with 50% or more of the enrolled children eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program should submit their intent to operate Summer Meal Programs for summer 2022 or submit a mandate waiver request in TX-UNPS by the January 31, 2022 deadline.
January 1, 2022 - A revised ARM Section 18, Food Service Contracts was posted to SquareMeals.
January 1, 2022 - USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative is excited to announce the release of the Meal Components web quiz. This quiz is now available and focuses on meal components and meal pattern requirements for all Child Nutrition Programs.
January 1, 2022 - The updated Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs is now available to order in print from Team Nutrition. This resource provides State and local school nutrition professionals a comprehensive guide to all Professional Standards topics.
January 1, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Justice’s Federal Title VI Interagency Working Group (IWG) – Limited English Proficiency Committee has developed a new tool to improve access to websites and digital platforms for individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP): Improving Access to Public Websites and Digital Services for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons
January 1, 2022 - New features are now available on the Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool (PSTTT). With the new update, users can now record trainings for past school years.
January 1, 2022 - USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative is proud to announce the release of the Milk in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) web quiz. This quiz focuses on milk requirements in the CACFP. The complete web quiz collection is now available on USDA's website.
January 1, 2022 - Team Nutrition is excited to announce that users can now view the meal pattern requirements per meal component for a selected Program and age/grade group while using the FBG calculator. This feature allows for easy access to helpful meal pattern guidance to assist in creating shopping lists.
January 1, 2022 - The Texas Department of Agriculture has opened registration for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Farm Fresh Challenge, this March! Pledge your participation in the Farm Fresh Challenge by February 14th to receive promotional materials such as static clings, buttons, and stickers.
January 1, 2022 - Proper storing of food will help maintain food quality and safety. Employees who store food play an important role in a child or adult care facility nutrition program by following proper storing practices.
January 1, 2022 - This is a preliminary notice that TDA will be conducting an official routine review of the Texas Administrative Code, Title 4 Appeal Procedures, CACFP and SFSP rules. Notice of these rule reviews will be posted in the Texas Register, and TDA will be requesting comments from the public.
January 1, 2022 - The annual National Child Nutrition Conference will be April 18-22 and is held in person with a virtual option this year. Early registration ends January 31st.
January 1, 2022 - The National CACFP Sponsors Association is offering a scholarship to attend the 2022 National Child Nutrition Conference in April.
January 1, 2022 - TX-UNPS Application Packets, or if applicable the Intake Form, MUST BE submitted by the designated due dates to be eligible for SFSP 2022 approval.
January 1, 2022 - TDA will begin a full transition to the User Access Manager for all entities and will retire the FND-101 form in Spring of 2022.