The Food and Nutrition Service Division is pleased to announce two new publications!

The Lunch Line is a new monthly newsletter written by the School Nutrition Program (SNP) staff. Information in this publication is related exclusively to the work of the SNP. It will also be available on the SNP program page.

What's the Dish? will include information related to several food and nutrition program areas, including At-Risk Afterschool Meals, Child and Adult Care Food Program for Centers, Family Day Care Homes, and the Summer Food Service Program. The first issue is posted below. New issues will come out quarterly and will be available here.

We encourage you to subscribe to this page, using the link under the image at right, so you are informed by email when new issues are posted.
 

 

The Lunch Line

  • The Lunch Line - October-November 2014  - 11/21/14
    Topics: Menu Certification Update, MyPlate Training Materials for Kindergarten Teachers, Ohio Cycle Menus, Online Fees, Paid Lunch Equity SY 2015-2016, Smarter Lunchrooms Success Stories, Summer Food Service Program Webinar Series, USDA Farm to School Toolkit, Unpaid Meal Charges Request for Information and Whole Grain-Rich Q&A
  • The Lunch Line - September 2014  - 9/29/14
    Topics: Domestic Beef Shortages, Financial Management for Directors, Smart Snacks Paired Exemptions, Smart Snacks Q&A and USDA Performance Award
  • The Lunch Line - July-August 2014  - 8/25/14
    Topics: Afterschool Snack Program, Attendance Factor, Claiming Kindergarten Breakfast and Reduced-Price Lunches, Community Eligibility Provision, Eligibility Manual, Federal Reimbursement Rates, Fundraiser Toolkit, Healthier US School Challenge, Milk and Bread Bids, Minimum Charge for Adult Meals, Offer versus Serve Manual, Q&A on Nutrition Standards, Q&A for Smart Snacks, Regulation Roundup for 2014-2015, USDA Foods and Wellness Policy Resource
  • The Lunch Line - June 6, 2014  - 6/5/14
    Topics: Flexibility on Whole Grain-Rich Requirement, Fundraisers and Smart Snacks, Increasing Access to Drinking Water, Nutrition Requirements for Breakfast, Option to Approve Application for Educational Benefits Back to Receipt Date and State Legislation-Reduced-Price Lunches at No Charge and Free Breakfast for Kindergarten Students
  • The Lunch Line - May 2014  - 5/8/14
    Topics: Additional Two Cents, Breakfast Grain Entrees, Clarification of Whole Grain-Rich, Equipment Grants, Equipment Purchases, Exempted Fundraisers, Find Your Food Safety Inspector, Food Items Saved for Later, Smart Snacks and Culinary Education Programs, Sharing Aggregate Data and Summer Food Service Program Memos
  • The Lunch Line - April 1, 2014  - 4/3/14
    Topics: 2014 Edition of Program Regulations, Concession Stand Makeovers, Federal Food Programs Symposium, Field Trip Meals, Managing Food Allergies, Paid Lunch Equity Guidance 2014-2015, Smarts Snacks, Waivers for School Breakfast and Smart Snack Requirements and Whole Grain Handbook
  • The Lunch Line - March 2014  - 3/14/14
    Topics: Smart Snacks Standards, Community Eligibility Provision, Local Wellness Policy Proposed Rule and Salad Bars Q&A
  • The Lunch Line - February 2014  - 2/24/14
    Topics: Discretionary Elimination of Reduced-Price Meals, Independent Review of Free and Reduced-Price Applications, Meal Policy Guidance, Professional Standards Proposed Rule and Renewing Food Service Management Contracts
  • The Lunch Line - January 2014  - 2/20/14
    Topics: Certification of Compliance of Meal Regulations, Community Eligibility Provision, New Food Service Management Contracts, Non-Program Foods and Purchasing Local Foods

What's the Dish?

  • What's the Dish? Newsletter October - December 2014  - 11/24/14
    Topics: Building Healthy Eating Patterns, CACFP Centers Administrative Review List, Team Nutrition Smarter Mealtimes Trainings, Family Day Care Homes Observations, Meal Service Training Videos, Expansion of Summer Foods, Sesame Street Fun and Standardized Recipes.
  • What's the Dish? Newsletter July - September 2014  - 9/11/14
    Topics: Vegetarian Diets, Updated Eligibility Manual, CACFP Centers and Farm to Child Care Trainings, Team Nutrition Update, Online Training Webinars, CACFP Application Renewal Instructions, Options For Dating Household Income Statements, Feeding Infants, FDCH Update, SFSP Key Dates and Foods and Nutrients to Decrease.
  • What's the Dish? Newsletter January - March 2014  - 9/8/14
    Topics: 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Infant Menu Records, USDA Listserv Reminders, Program Updates, Reporting A, B, and C’s, Smoothie Quiz, Upcoming Training, Handy Tools and Materials and Special Diet Information.
  • What's the Dish? Newsletter April - June 2014  - 9/8/14
    Topics: Safety, Health and Nutrition has a New Director, Foods and Nutrients to Increase, Gardening Guide, Allergies to Milk and Soy-Implications for Practice, Afterschool Meals, Program Updates, Audit Reminder to FDCH Sponsors, Attendance Record Requirements, Fluid Milk Substitutes, and Farm to Child Care.