Pennsylvania Team Nutrition Mini-Grants Available!
Mini-grant funding of up to $1,500 is available on a competitive basis for Pennsylvania schools to use to improve nutrition environments. Qualifying schools must be sponsors of the National School Lunch Program. This funding is made available from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Food and Nutrition through Project PA. Submission of an application does not guarantee funding.
Grant Application Deadline: April 11, 2014.
- Download the Mini-Grant Information and the Mini-Grant Application Packet below.
- Read both documents thoroughly.
- Complete the application form and send as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00PM on April 11, 2014. (Hard copies and faxes will not be accepted.)
Questions? Contact Elaine McDonnell at email@example.com or 814-865-5869.
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Farm to School on Twitter
Follow Project PA's Farm to School program on Twitter. View tweets from Project PA and from various Farm to School programs throughout the country.
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. Twelve training courses are currently available: Eligibility Determination, Verification, Meal Counting and Claiming, SNP Annual Training, Farm to School: Keeping it Safe, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Overview of School Nutrition Programs, Serving Students with Special Needs, Breakfast: The Most Important Lesson of the Day, FSMC - Contracting with a Food Service Management Company, Renewal Year Contract with a Food Service Management Company, and Selecting a Meal Purchase Option.Register for a course.
Promoting Farm to School Programs in Pennsylvania
Farm to School: Keeping it Safe