In order to ensure that the items served to students meet the meal pattern requirements, sponsors must figure out how these items count and contribute, or "credit", toward the different meal components. Crediting is the only way to ensure that students are consuming the most nutritious food in the correct quantities in order to obtain necessary nutrients for their health and development. Because of this, only creditable items count toward the meal pattern components to make up a reimbursable meal. If crediting is not correctly applied, then meals may be missing necessary nutrients, components could be considered incomplete, and meals would not be reimbursable.
Please contact your field specialist for the enrollment key. If you do not have a field specialist or do not know who your field specialist is, please email Ashley Heller at email@example.com.
The Indiana Department of Education, Division of School and Community Nutrition Program is the administering agency for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child Nutrition Programs. The Division is actively involved in improving the health and well being of Indiana’s citizens, especially children.
The Division works closely with food service professionals in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, day care organizations, and other nonprofit organizations that serve nutritious meals to eligible recipients.
Division employees distribute a variety of USDA developed educational and training resources. The Division also provides a variety of technical assistance and training opportunities for food service, education, and health care professionals with the aim of helping the state’s children choose healthy life styles for successful living. Collaborative relationships are maintained with many governmental agencies and other organizations with similar goals.
- School and Community Nutrition Detailed Contact List
- Training Requirements for School Nutrition Program Professional Development