Nutrition and Wellness Programs
Menu Certification Resources
- Option 1, Nutrient Analysis – School Food Authority (SFA) submits:
- Option 2, Simplified Nutrient Analysis – SFA submits:
Submission of the above certification materials. The certification materials must be submitted by email to email@example.com. In the email subject line please include District Name and Agreement Number/RCDT Code.
SFAs may need the following items to complete the certification process, but these items are not submitted with materials listed above.
Separate menu worksheets must be submitted for each menu type, by grade group within a district/SFA. SFAs completing six cent certification documentation have the choice of using the worksheets provided below OR USDA approved 6 cent certification tools or software programs.
- USDA Menu Certification Worksheets
- Certification Worksheet Training Videos
- USDA Worksheet Instructions
- Meal Pattern Webpage
- Certification Process and Sample Worksheet Overview, Recorded Webinar – April 16, 2013
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires state agencies to conduct on-site validation reviews of 25% of the certified SFAs. The purpose of the validation review is to affirm that a certified SFA has met and continues to meet the updated meal patterns and to ensure that the meal service at the time of the validation review is consistent with the certification documentation submitted by the SFA. ISBE will be in contact with SFAs that are selected for a validation review. If selected for a Validation Review, please have materials requested on the checklist below readily available on the day of review.
For questions specific to the 6 Cent Menu Certification process please call 800.545.7892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission of menu certification materials must be submitted electronically by email to email@example.com.