Wisconsin Child Nutrition Programs

Welcome to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Community and School Nutrition Programs Home Page. Staff members in Community and School Nutrition Teams provide nutrition information and program guidance to sponsors of the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Special Milk Program, and the USDA Commodity Food Distribution Program. The Teams are also responsible for a variety of nutrition education initiatives that involve collaboration with other state agencies, UW-Extension, and regional and statewide child nutrition advocacy groups. 

 

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Important Dates

Date Program Event
Before beginning of school year NSLP Public Release - Send the public release for free and reduced price meals/free milk to local media and grassroots organizations that reach minority or under-represented groups.  Prototype English, Spanish, Provision 2 and Special Milk Program public releases are available on DPI website at http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_fincou1#pr.  

Before beginning of school year

NSLP

Food Safety Plan - Conduct annual review of school-level food safety plan(s) and include any necessary updates.    Recommend scheduling staff and volunteer training on food safety.

By August 31 NSLP

Foodservice Annual Financial Report - Complete and submit the Foodservice Annual Financial Report for the prior fiscal year, July 1 – June 30, via Online Services Log In (http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_online).  The October lunch claim cannot be entered online until the Foodservice Annual Financial Report is submitted.  Additional resources can be accessed at http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_online#sp.

By August 31 NSLP

Wisconsin School Day Milk Program (if applicable) - Submit the Wisconsin School Day Milk Program (WSDMP) claim to DPI for the prior school year via Online Services Log In (http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_online).  The October lunch claim cannot be entered online until the WSDMP claim is submitted.  Additional resources can be accessed at http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_mornmk.

By August 31 NSLP

Elderly Nutrition Program (if applicable) - Submit the Elderly Nutrition (EN) Program claim to DPI for the prior school year via Online Services Log In (http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_online).  The October lunch claim cannot be entered online until the EN claim is submitted.  Additional resources can be accessed at http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_elderly1.

Two reviews each school year (1st review within first 4 weeks of snack service) NSLP

Afterschool Snack Program - Complete Afterschool Snack Program On-site Monitoring form and keep on file at the SFA (if applicable).  Additional resources can be accessed at http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_schoolsnacks.

Around the beginning of the school year NSLP

Civil Rights Training - Complete the annual Civil Rights Training for staff involved with USDA Child Nutrition Programs.  The prototype training is updated yearly and available at http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_market1, along with an attendance log.  Maintain a copy of the training and attendance log at the SFA.  Additional resources can be accessed at http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_market1#cr

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 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email atprogram.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

For questions about this information, contact Amy Kolano (608) 266-7124, Angela Farris (608) 267-9206