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National Farm to School Month in Pennsylvania
October was designated as National Farm to School Month by Congress is 2010. In October 2013, schools throughout Pennsylvania celebrated National Farm to School Month. Activities in four school districts were highlighted to bring attention to the great work being done in these districts to make local, Pennsylvania products available to their students.
Breakfast Update | New Meal Pattern
The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Food and Nutrtition has released a New Meal Pattern Breakfast Update Webinar.
View the New Meal Patterns Presentations
You can find links for each presentation in the "Main Menu" at the top labeled "New Meal Pattern." From the drop down menu, select "NSMP 2010 Presentations." Each menu item links to a handout download and the ability to view the presentation with audio on YouTube.
Pennsylvania School Nutrition Programs Conference: Healthy School Meals Updates
The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Food and Nutrition (PDE) held a 2-day conference on June 9th and 10th at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA.
Topics discussed included the new meal pattern for the School Breakfast Program, an update on the National School Lunch Program meal pattern requirements, Direct Certification, Community Eligibility Option, Child Nutrition labels, Smarter Lunchrooms ideas, salad/veggie bars, cost savings through smart purchasing of produce, the new Administrative Review process, and more.
Presentations for this conference are avaiable for download. Use the link below.
School Nutrition Toolbox | Training Site for PA School Foodservice
The Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania State University have collaborated to provide free web-based administrative training for National School Lunch (NSLP) sponsors in Pennsylvania. Eight training courses are currently available: Eligibility Determination, Verification, Meal Counting and Claiming, NSLP Annual Training, School Meals Initiative, Overview of School Nutrition Programs, Serving Students with Special Needs, and Breakfast: The Most Important Lesson of the Day.Register for a course.
Promoting Farm to School Programs in Pennsylvania
Farm to School: Keeping it Safe