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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.

Production records are required by USDA because they help document meal pattern compliance including meeting all of the required components in the correct serving sizes. Additionally, production records confirm that enough food was planned, prepared, and served to participants.

Production records are requested and looked over by your reviewer during the Administrative Review process.

This course will discuss the benefits of maintaining records correctly, the anatomy of what production record should include, tips for completion, and how to use records to forecast program participation.

Local wellness policies are an important tool for parents, local educational agencies and school districts in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards.

The wellness policy is a plan and common understanding of how schools are helping to make the healthy choice the easy choice at school. The wellness policy is updated periodically and parents, school staff, and the community all take part in creating it to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.