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Annual Conference

Conference Session

"Eligibility, Verification, and Verification Reporting"
Key Areas: State Update
Session: Session D - Saturday November 11, 2017: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - 310
Session Repeat: Session E - Saturday November 11, 2017: 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - 310

Speaker(s): Tara Chambers - School Nutrition Programs Specialist , California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division
Naaz Rathore - School Nutrition Programs Specialist, California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division

Objectives: Participants will learn how to make eligibility determinations based on household application and Direct Certification information and learn how to complete Verification activities and report the results in the annual Verification Report.

Description: The Eligibility and Verification processes serve as the foundation of your school meal programs. Eligibility and Verification determinations establish the amount of reimbursement each meal earns for your program. The eligibility portion of this session will provide an overview of the eligibility determination process, including a discussion on direct certification. The verification part of this session will provide an overview of the verification process.





Speaker Bio(s):
Tara Chambers - School Nutrition Programs Specialist
California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division

Tara Chambers is a School Nutrition Programs Specialist with the California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Services Division (NSD). She is the lead specialist over the Verification Report. As part of the Northern School Nutrition Programs Unit (NSNPU), Tara is responsible for administering the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, and Meal Supplements (Snacks) under the NSLP. Tara has worked for the CDE for eight years.



Naaz Rathore - School Nutrition Programs Specialist
California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division

Naaz Rathore has been working on the Direct Certification (DC) project for the past two years and is currently the DC lead analyst. She is well-versed on DC policies and regulations and provides technical assistance on how to conduct this process to all participating National School Lunch Program sponsors.

Upcoming CSNA Events

November 8-11, 2018
66th Annual Conference
Long Beach, CA
January 27-29, 2019
Legislation Action Conference
 
May 5-7, 2019
Child Nutrition & Industry Summit
Laguna Cliffs Mariott, CA
California School Nutrition Association
PO Box 11376, Burbank, California 91510
Phone: (818) 842-3040 | Fax: (818) 843-7423
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