The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) requires the additional 6 cents per lunch reimbursement be provided to school food authorities certified by ADE to be in compliance with the new meal pattern requirements.
UPDATE 10/29/12: To submit a complete Certification Package, please upload the entire package online via Common Logon. Please refer to memo CN# 20-13: Certification for Additional Reimbursement (6 cents): new Common Logon Application and file upload information. The step by step manual, How to Upload a Complete Certification Package Manual is also attached to memo CN# 20-13.
In order to submit any Certification documentation for ADE approval, the SFA must attend a “Certification for New Meal Pattern Training”. To sign up for the Certification Training.
Below are appropriate resources and forms needed for the Certification Package:
One Week Menu
There is not a required standardized template for the One-Week Menu. Here is some guidance for the One Week menu: One Week Menu Requirements
Lunch Menu Worksheet
To access all the Lunch Certification/Menu Worksheets, access the USDA Food and Nutrition Services Website at: www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Legislation/certificationofcompliance.htm
Breakfast Menu Worksheet
To access all the Breakfast Certification/Menu Worksheets, access the USDA Food and Nutrition Services Website at: www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Legislation/certificationofcompliance.htm
Attestation (ADE will ONLY accept this Attestation form)
UPDATE 10/29/12: Due to the upload process being electronic, the forms titled Certification Package Checklist, Itemized Summary for Option 1 (Lunch), Itemized Summary for Option 2 (Lunch) and Itemized Summary for Breakfast are no longer part of the Certification Package.