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Tricia Hays, Coordinator
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About the Review
The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as amended by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, requires the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to conduct an Administrative Review (AR) of School Nutrition Programs (SNP). TDA conducts Administrative Reviews (ARs) on a four-year cycle. As a new federal requirement, the AR is designed to conduct specified parts of the review off-site and others on-site. TDA will evaluate compliance with the following program requirements in the Critical and General Areas of Review which include: Meal Access and Reimbursement, Meal Pattern & Nutritional Quality, Resource Management, General Program Compliance and the operation of any other applicable SNP federal programs.
CE Staff involved in the operation of SNP will be heavily involved the review process (off-site and on-site) to respond to questions and provide documentation regarding the operation of SNP. The AR begins approximately 12 weeks prior to TDA doing an on-site review of program operations with the off-site portion of the review. The review is risk based, gathering information and documentation samples during the off-site review and then conducting a more targeted review on-site. CE Staff will be asked to utilize the Texas Unified Nutrition Programs System (TX-UNPS) when providing written responses to questions and uploading requested documentation.
Denver City ISD
Idalou ISD Lamesa ISD Levelland ISD
Motley County ISD
TDA will conduct procurement reviews (PRs) from years 1 (19-20), year 2 (20-21), and year 3 (21-22) school year review schedule. All CEs with Food Service Management Company (FSMC) contracts should expect a PR in the 20-21 or 21-22 school year. The Procurement Review will be conducted as part of the Administrative Review.
Denver City ISD
Idalou ISD Lamesa ISD Levelland ISD Lockney ISD
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Food Safety Training
DSHS Approved Food Manager Options
DSHS Food Manager FAQs
DSHS Approved Food Handler Options
DSHS Food Handler FAQs
ServSafe: Restaurant Reopening
Food Handler Solutions
The ICN: Practice Safe Hygiene and Cleaning
Squaremeals Fall Planning Resources
The ICN Coronavirus Prevention
School Food Handler COVID-19 Resources
"TIPS for School Meals that Rock" Facebook Group
School Food Handler SOP Templates for COVID-19
The ICN Food Safety SOPs
Food Safety Insert and Label Templates
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