THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
At least once every three years, School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch (NSLP) and/ or School Breakfast Program (SBP) are required to assess their SFAs compliance with the local school wellness policy, and make assessment results available to the public.
Based on the July 1, 2017 implementation date of the local school wellness policy regulations, the first triennial assessments are due June 30, 2020. However, in light of the current public health emergency, providing a revised deadline for completion of these requirements is vital to ensure SFAs can continue to focus on providing meals and meal supplements safely to children.
SFAs required to complete a triennial assessment by June 30, 2020, may choose to accept the new regulatory deadline and instead complete their first assessment by June 30, 2021. If elected, these SFAs then would submit a second triennial assessment by June 30, 2024.
SFAs prepared to complete their triennial assessment by June 30, 2020, are encouraged to complete their assessments as planned. If you have already conducted an assessment since the July 1, 2017 implementation date of your SFA local wellness policy or you are not required to complete a triennial assessment by June 30, 2020, you do not need to request an extension.
If you would like to accept the new deadline, you must complete the request form found here by June 30, 2020.
More information regarding local school wellness policies and the triennial assessment can be found here.