School Nutrition Program (SNP)

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.

School Nutrition Programs Include:

School Breakfast Program / National School Lunch Program / Special Milk Program / After School Snack Program

Proposed Waiver Request
5-Year Administrative Review Cycle

Summaries of the School Nutrition Reviews are included in the below table as they are completed.

Copies of Previous Years Administrative Reviews are available upon request.

Administrative Review - 5 year cycle
Administrative Reviews - 5 year cycle
LA#  (2019-2020) Name         Last AR LA#  (2020-2021) Name Last AR LA#  (2021-2022) Name Last AR LA#  (2023-2024) Name Last AR LA#  (2024-2025) Name Last AR
40-007 Belcourt Schools (4) 17 27-002 Alexander   18 26-009 Ashley  18 47-405 Anne Carlson  18 25-014 Anamoose  19
40-410 Belcourt St. Ann's 17 15-010 Bakker 17 33-001 Center 19 17-003 Beach 19 45-013 Belfield   19
08-301 Charles Hall  17 02-007 Barnes County North 18 49-003 Central Valley 19 51-409 Bishop Ryan Minot 19 29-027 Beulah (3)  19
51-401 Dakota Boys Rnch (4) 17 05-001 Bottineau (2)  18 32-001 Dakota Prairie (2) 17 07-014 Bowbells  19 04-001 Billings County (2) 19
12-001 Divide County (2) 17 06-001 Bowman County (2) 17 45-001 Dickinson (9) 17 16-049 Carrington (2)  18 08-001 Bismarck (20)  19
34-019 Drayton  17 39-900 Circle of Nations 17 46-019 Finley-Sharon 18 09-017 Central Cass  19 07-036 Burke Central  19
40-001 Dunseith (2) 17 45-410 Dickinson Catholic (3) 18 28-051 Garrison  17 30-409 Christ the King 19 34-006 Cavalier  19
19-049 Elgin  17 36-002 Edmore  17 30-048 Glen Ullin 18 25-057 Drake  18 36-001 Devils Lake (5) 19
43-004 Fort Yates Public 17 53-006 Eight Mile Public  17 17-006 Golva 18 40-900 Dunseith Day  18 23-003 Edgeley (2)  19
18-303 GF Juvenile Det 17 37-024 Enderlin Area (2) 17 42-016 Goodrich 19 09-001 Fargo (23) 18 11-040 Ellendale 19
38-026 Glenburn     17 09-401 Fargo Catholic (3) 17 20-018 Griggs Cty 18 30-039 Flasher 19 18-127 Emerado  19
18-409 Holy Family 17 53-099 Grenora 18 13-019 Halliday  18 37-006 Fort Ransom 19 39-018 Fairmount 19
17-305 Home the Range 17 29-003 Hazen 17 39-008 Hankinson 19 09-415 Grace Lutheran 19 52-025 Fessenden  19
23-007 Kulm (2)  17 30-013 Hebron  18 23-008 LaMoure (2) 18 52-038 Harvey (2) 18 50-005 Fordville-Lankin 19
36-714 Lake Region Sp Ed 17 01-013 Hettinger 18 18-044 Larimore (2)  18 47-001 Jamestown (7)  18 03-030 Four Winds  19
51-161 Lewis & Clark (4) 17 49-009 Hillsboro (2) 17 02-046 Litchville-Marion (2)  19 32-066 Lakota (2)  19 24-056 Gackle-Streeter 19
08-302 Manchester  17 46-010 Hope  17 28-050 Max   19 10-023 Langdon Area (2) 18 50-003 Grafton 19
27-036 Mandaree 17 47-019 Kensal  17 27-001 McKenzie County (3) 18 03-006 Leeds  18 18-001 Grand Forks (18) 19
38-001 Mohall   17 09-002 Kindred (2)  17 47-003 Medina  17 39-028 Lidgerwood  19 49-007 Hatton  19
10-019 Munich 17 08-409 Light Of Christ (4)   18 08-033 Menoken  18 37-019 Lisbon (3)  19 15-006 Hazelton-Moffit-Brad 19
18-301 NE Human Services 17 35-409 Little Flower-Rugby 17 03-005 Minnewaukan 18 18-125 Manvel  19 51-028 Kenmare 19
30-049 New Salem (2)  17 09-004 Maple Valley (3) 17 47-014 Montpelier 18 41-002 Milnor (2) 18 13-016 Killdeer  19
39-044 Richland County 17 09-007 Mapleton  18 21-001 Mott/Regent (2)  18 51-001 Minot Public (17) 18 15-036 Linton 19
19-018 RooseveltCarson 17 49-014 Mayville  18 40-004 Mt Pleasant, Rolla 17 30-800 NDYCC-Mandan  18 03-009 Maddock  19
51-016 Sawyer  17 42-019 McClusky (2)  18 24-002 Napoleon  18 51-004 Nedrose 18 30-001 Mandan (7) 19
06-033 Scranton     17 20-007 Midkota (2) 18 36-800 NDSFD    18 14-002 New Rockford 18 08-420 Martin Luther 19
43-008 Selfridge 17 50-020 Minto  18 53-002 Nesson (Ray)  18 31-001 New Town (2) 18 18-128 Midway (2) 19
08-415 Shiloh        17 21-009 New England  17 34-100 North Border (3)  19 41-003 North Sargent 18 05-054 Newburg 19
51-070 South Prairie  17 48-010 North Star-Cando  18 31-003 Parshall (2)  18 40-409 Ojibwa-Belcourt 18 09-097 Northern Cass  19
39-409 St Johns-Wahpeton 17 18-129 Northwood 18 07-027 Powers Lake  18 43-003 Solen Public (2) 18 11-041 Oakes  19
30-410 St Joseph-Mandan 17 09-405 Oak Grove (2)  17 45-034 Richardton-Taylor (2) 19 40-003 St. John School  19 03-016 Oberon 19
36-409 St Josephs-DL 17 09-080 Page 17 45-009 South Heart 17 31-002 Stanley (2)  19 47-010 Pingree/Buchanan (2) 19
18-412 St Michaels-GF 17 50-078 Park River  18 43-409 St. Bernard's  19 51-007 United Public (2) 18 35-005 Rugby (2)  19
34-043 St Thomas 17 19-401 Prairie Learning 18 36-044 Starkweather 19 08-900 UTTC  18 53-409 St. Joseph's Williston  19
43-900 Standing Rock (2)  17 40-029 Rolette 17 25-060 TGU (2)  17 34-018 Valley Public (2)  19 08-035 Sterling 19
51-041 Surrey  17 10-409 St. Alphonsus 17 18-061 Thompson  18 25-001 Velva 18 15-015 Strasburg 19
03-029 Warwick        17 02-409 St. Catherine-Valley Cty 17 13-037 Twin Buttes 17 09-006 West Fargo (18) 18 28-072 TurtleLakeMercer 19
05-017 Westhope     17 47-409 St. John’s - Jamestwn  18 28-001 Wilton  19 53-001 Williston (8)  19 02-002 Valley City (3) 19
28-085 Whiteshield 17 22-001 Steele-Tappen  17 26-019 Wishek  18 39-042 Wyndmere  19 39-037 Wahpeton (4) 19
53-008 Williams County  17 53-015 Tioga (2)  18 27-014 Yellowstone 18       28-004 Washburn 19
08-028 Wing           17 28-008 Underwood 17 26-004 Zeeland  18            
Important Dates to Remember

Beginning of School Year - - - All families must receive the Letter to Households and Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals. (Students from households with approved applications or listed on Direct Certification on STARS from the previous year must be allowed a 30 day carry-over of the previous eligibility determination. Once a current year application is received, it takes precedence over the previous year’s application.)
 
Note: Application Processing Time frame: Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications must be reviewed and an eligibility determination made within 10 working days of receipt of the application. The completed (including last 4 of SSN), signed application must be dated when it is received. The determining official must date, sign, and document eligibility on the application as well for eligibility to be valid.

 

NEW:  Also required – Parents and staff must receive a WRITTEN copy of the school district’s Unpaid Meal Charge Policy at the beginning of each year.  Students transferring during the year must also receive a written copy of the policy.
 
10th of Each Month - - - The claim for reimbursement for each site is due for submission over the ND Foods system for prompt payment. (You do have 60 calendar days to complete/submit your claim.)
 
Annually - - - Civil Rights training must be done annually for everyone working with the School Food service program including substitutes, front office personnel and cafeteria cleaners. Document the person trained, day of training and training material.

The Racial/Ethnic Data Form must be completed sometime during the school year and retained in the school’s file.
 
Hours of Professional Development for school food service staff must also be documented: 12 hours for food service directors, 10 hours for food service manager, 6 hours for all other full time staff and 4 hours for part time (<20 hr/wk).  Civil Rights training can be used as professional development.

 

On Site reviews for any school districts that have more than one meal site… Every program year, sponsors with more than one food service site must perform at least one on-site review of each site under its jurisdiction. The on-site review must take place prior to February 1. The review is to ensure that the claim is based on the approved counting system and that the system, as implemented, yields the actual number of reimbursable free, reduced-price and paid meals served for each day of operation. A “Site Monitoring for National School Lunch and Breakfast” form is located on the Child Nutrition web site.

 

Monitoring Reviews for After School Snack Program … Each After School Snack Program must be reviewed by the Sponsor two times a year. The first review must be conducted during the first four weeks of each school year. A “NSLP/After School Snack Program Sponsor Monitor Review” form is located on the Child Nutrition web site.

 

Breakfast/Summer Meals Outreach… If a school is participating in either or both of these programs, there is a requirement to inform families of the availability of these meals just before the program begins (before school starts with breakfast and before school ends for summer meals) and then send reminders several times throughout the school year in different formats – PA announcements, articles in the school newspaper, email, etc… so all families are reached.

 

First 30 days of school - - - Carry over student free/reduced price eligibility from the previous year. Once a new application or direct certification has been received, update the student eligibility immediately. 

 

September - - -ND Farm to School Month
Complete Farm to School Census
September 19, 2019- - -Ag in the Classroom School Lunch Day

October 1st - - - This is the date that determines the number of applications to be verified. Record the number of approved applications on the district Verification Collection Report listed below, due on December 15.

 

31st day of School (usually around the first week of October; count your school days to make sure) - - - Change student eligibility status to paid if an eligible application or direct certification has not been received by this date.


Apple Crunch-Off (All schools crunch an apple at the same time contest)       October 14-18, 2019 - - - National School Lunch Week    This year’s theme: School Lunch – What’s on your Playlist   Check the School Nutrition Association website for more details: www.schoolnutrition.org
 
November 15 - - - Verification of 3% of Free and Reduced-Price Applications must be completed.

 

December 16 - - - Verification Summary Report due. Complete the fillable form on ND Foods

 

January 31 - - - On Site reviews for school districts with more than one food service site serving NSLP/SBP and 2 on site reviews for all After School Snack programs must be completed before February 1st each year. 
 
March 2-6, 2020 - - - School Breakfast Week    
This year’s theme: School Breakfast – Out of this World!   Check the School Nutrition Association website for more details: 
www.schoolnutrition.org
 
May 1, 2020:  1st Friday  - - - School Lunch Hero Day   


May, 1st week - - - School Nutrition Employee Week   The NDDPI encourages you to recognize staff members involved with providing nutrition to your the students.

 

Before the Last day of school - - - Two health inspections need to be performed on each school kitchen, annually.  Check to make sure the health inspector has been at each school twice.

 

June/July - - - Update the annual Program Application for sponsor and site(s) online at ND Foods. Remember to check all contact information for correct names, emails and phone numbers so messages get to the right person.  Delete any staff that are no longer there and add new staff as needed. Get ready for another awesome school year!

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