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  • USDA Recipes - NFSMI - Revised recipes from the 1988 Quantity Recipes for School Food Service and the 1995 Tool Kit for Healthy School Meals. Now have updated yields from the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs and using the 2005 Food Code for the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). April 2005 Version

CURRENT NEWS

New state law requires vision evaluation for school children; free vision exams available for 3 year olds (posted: 02/08/2006)

Schools can sponsor a Summer Food Service Program (posted 02/17/2005)

FY 2009 Reimbursement Rates Published (posted: 7/10/2009)

USDA issues guidance for Civil Rights - applies to School Programs, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Programs (posted: 11/7/2006)

Schools may order USDA Recipes for Schools (68 page hard cover book with recipe CD) Order here (Word document) posted: 4/18/2006

Expanding a Successful Partnership to the National School Lunch Program - Invite a Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Member to your school. (02/8/2006)

Faith-based organizations have equal opportunity to participate in USDA programs (posted: 01/24/2006)

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) dates announced for FY 2009 (posted: 07/27/2005)

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Change in cheese product
The USDA Mountain Plains regional office has issued the following information memo to states in its region (Nebraska is included):

"It has come to our attention that the name on KRAFT® cheese spreads and cheese foods has changed to Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product.

Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product is not creditable for any food-based menu planning approach for the Child Nutrition Programs. "Cheese Product" has never been a creditable ingredient in the Child Nutrition Programs. Cheese spread and cheese foods are creditable as shown in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs."
01/27/2005


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