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Steps to Becoming Approved

Download the New SFA Starter Kit

 

Step One: APPLY

  • Contact the Utah State Office of Education at (801)538-7680
  • Complete and submit a Child Nutrition Program Application
    Private, non-profit schools must submit documentation of 501(c)3 non-profit status. For residential child care institutions, submit a current license and 501(c)3 documentation

Step Two: TRAINING

  • Save the New SFA Starter Kit from the link above. Begin learning program information from the kit and refer to the templates and manuals.
  • Review the School Food Authority Getting Started Modules. Submit self-quizzes at the end of each module to your assigned Child Nutrition Specialist.
    Additional trainings are also available on the Child Nutrition Programs University (CNPU) page.
  • Provide and document civil rights training to all program staff.
  • Contact local health department to complete ServSafe and Food Handler's certification.
  • Take Utah State Purchasing online trainings Purchasing 101 and Contract Basics.

Step Three: SUBMIT DOCUMENTS TO USOE

  • Wellness Policy
  • Health Inspection
  • Procurement/Request for Proposal Documents (See SFA Kit Step Three)
  • Menu Planning Documents
  • HACCP Policy
  • Point of Service Training and Procedures

Step Four: CNPWEB ACCESS

  • Complete CNPWeb packet and submit offline forms.
  • Complete sponsor and site information sheets.

Step Five: AGREEMENT

  • Complete and submit original permanent agreement to USOE.

Step Six: PRE-APPROVAL VISIT

  • Contact your USOE Child Nutrition Specialist to set up your pre-approval visit.

Step Seven: APPROVAL

  • After steps one through six are completed, USOE will sign the permanent agreement and approve CNPWeb information.
  • Make appointment with the Commodities Specialist.

Step Eight: REVIEWS

  • Schedule reviews and technical assistance with assigned Child Nutrition Specialist.

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