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Child Nutrition Information

Child Nutrition Services
23 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0023
Fax (207)624-6841

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Back To Basics Handbook

This web page is the chapters of the Back To Basics handbook it may refer in to links outside the Department of Education web pages.






Chapter 1        Applications (Updated Yearly)
  Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals
  Letter for Parents for Free and Reduced Price Meals
  Application for Free Milk
  Letter to Parents for Free Milk
  Master List
Chapter 2        Accountability
  Terms Used in Accountability
  Suggested Anonymity and Accountability Systems
  Accountability System Sample
  Coded Roster System
  Sample Lunch Ticket Charge Card
  Daily Weekly Meal Tickets
  DRAFT (excel)  
  Acceptable and Unacceptable Meal Count Systems
  Guidelines for School Policies on Handling Lost or Stolen Tickets
Chapter 3        Breakfast
  Breakfast Meal Pattern SY 2013-2014
  Daily Record Form for School Breakfast

Cereals and Percent Sugar

Breakfast Production Record

Chapter 4        Lunch
  New Meal Pattern
  Vegetable Subgroups
  Offer Versus Serve Manual SY 2013-2014

Food Based Menu Production Record K-5

Food Based Menu Production Record K-8

Food Based Menu Production Record 6-8

Food Based Menu Production Record 9-12

  Production Record Regulation
  Daily Record Form for School Lunch



Chapter 5 After School Snack Program

  After School Snack Forms
  After School Snack Site Review Form
Chapter 6        Food Distribution
  USDA Food Food Recall Hold
  History of the Food Distribution Program
  The USDA Food Program
  Types of Commodities Available
  Ordering Commodities
  USDA Food Net Off Invoice NOI (Handbook)
  Other Helpful Information (Handbook)
Chapter 7        A La Carte
  Does Your A La Carte Product Make the Grade 
  Instructions for Maintaining A La Carte Records
  A La Carte Daily Record Sheet
  Weekly A La Carte Record Sheet
Chapter 8        Financial Records
  Voucher Journal
  Income Journal
  Disbursement Journal
  Unpaid Bills List
  Unpaid Bills Listing
  General Instructions for Inventory
  Inventory Food Purchased by Food Service
  Inventory Nonfood Purchased by Food Service
  Meal pricing
Chapter 9        Monthly Claim SFS-R
  File New Application Page
  File School Detail Page
  Insert Claim Form
  SFSR Steps
  Application Definitions
Chapter 10      Miscellaneous (Updated Yearly)
  Daily Record Form for Milk Only
  Administrative Letter
  Its Short For
  Web Addresses