The Bureau of Nutrition Programs and Services provides educational leadership, program technical assistance, federal and state funding and general services that promote and fund health, nutritional daily needs of children and adults and nutrition education for all program participants through the administration of USDA Child Nutrition Services in New Hampshire schools, institutes and summer programs.
NOTICE: As ofOctober 1, 2013, the web claiming system for all Child Nutrition Program participants will be https://my.doe.nh.gov/myNHDOE. Please update any references you might have to the web claiming system.
HealthyUS School Challenge (HUSSC)
The HealthierUS School Challenge(HUSSC) announces another New Hampshire award winner!
Since the beginning of the HealthierUS School Challenge in 2004, awards have been given to schools in 49 States and the District of Columbia. As of November 19, 2014, there are 6,730 schools certified (4,591 Bronze, 1,209 Silver, 570 Gold, and 360 Gold Awards of Distinction).
Congratulations to Oyster River for their inclusion in this group! The following schools in Oyster River have achieved the Bronze Award level:
Oyster River Cooperative School District
Mast Way Elementary School (Bronze)
Moharimet Elementary School (Bronze)
| State Agency Administrative Review Summary
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) amendment to the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires a unified accountability system designed to ensure that participating sponsors comply with National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) regulations. The new Administrative Review provides a comprehensive evaluation of school nutrition programs and includes both Critical and General Areas of Review. Also included in the review are the new HHFKA program requirements and other federal programs.
Online Professional Development
|USDA Child Nutrition Programs
Meal Pattern Requirements Chart -
Effective October 1, 2017
The Chart is based on the updated CACFP Meal Patterns and the updated pre-school meal patterns in the School Meals Program. The chart only addresses meals served to children ages 1 year and older as well as adults.
Child Nutrition Program Meal Pattern Requirements Chart
Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs - Procurement Guide
This resource is designed to guide schools in identifying and procuring locally grown and produced food for school nutrition programs. It includes many details vital to a successful, open, fair, and competitive process. The goal of this guide is to illustrate the many opportunities schools have to buy local products.
|NH Civil Rights - Your Rights
and Responsibilities in the
Child Nutrition Programs
Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement - Nutrition Programs and Activities (113-1)
The purpose of this Instruction is to establish and convey policy and provide guidance and direction to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and its recipients and customers, and ensure compliance with and enforcement of the prohibition discrimination in all FNS nutrition programs and activities, whether federally funded in whole or not.
|Special Dietary Needs Resources|
|Childhood Obesity in New Hampshire Report||
NH Department of Health and Human Services Healthy Schools www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/nhp
|Direct Certification Access Procedures||
The first Wednesday of the month, the Bureau of Nutrition Programs and Services will be issuing an advisory for Child Nutrition Program entities.
|Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010||Resources|
Tasty healthy recipes are one way to bring healthy foods into schools, worksites, child care settings, hospitals, municipalities and your home. All recipes in this cookbook are USDA approved and can be used in the National School Lunch program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Summer Food Service Program.
Recipes serve 25 - 100 with family-size recipes in the appendix.
This new interactive tool is designed to help consumers, school nutrition professionals, child care centers, and community leaders find nutritious and budget-friendly recipes. The website includes household recipes scaled for families as well as quantity recipes for schools and child care centers. More than 400 of the large quantity recipes have been standardized by USDA and include information on how the recipe contributes toward the updated meal pattern requirements for school food service.
Please review frequently as this will be an important method to share information.
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|How to Get Food Help Booklet
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has many programs to help people get food. We want you to know what help there is.
|Waivers||USDA News Flash|
|Bureau Staff Listing|
|Driving Directions to the Department of Education|
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights las and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint or discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form. (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter address to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: US Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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