To find out what Meal and Snack programs are available at your site, please see Nutrition Programs.
The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) is pleased to announce a new way to contact the NSD with questions regarding the California competitive foods and beverages requirements. You can now e-mail your competitive foods and beverages questions directly to COMPETITIVEFOODS@cde.ca.gov.
For additional resources and guidance, refer to the CDE Competitive Foods and Beverages Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/he/compfoods.asp.
Updated Smart Snacks in School Questions and Answers
On March 31, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued Policy Memorandum SP 23-2015 (V.3): Questions and Answers Related to the “Smart Snacks” Interim Final Rule. To view this Policy Memo, please visit the USDA School Meals Policy Web page at http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/policy.
The USDA Policy Memo provides an updated series of questions and answers related to the federal Smart Snacks in School rule. The USDA states that it will update this memorandum as additional questions arise. Updated or new questions are identified with three asterisks (***).
The California Department of Education (CDE) will address these questions and answers in an upcoming Management Bulletin and integrate them into the upcoming Frequently Asked Questions on the CDE Competitive Foods and Beverages Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/he/compfoods.asp.
If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact Mike Danzik, Nutrition Education Consultant, by phone at 916-445-7346 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rema El-Mahmoud, Child Nutrition Assistant, by phone at 916-323-5757 or by e-mail at email@example.com.