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Office of P-20 Education Policy
Child Nutrition Program Administration
89 Washington Avenue, Room 375 EBA, Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 473-8781 Fax: (518) 473-0018

Experienced Summer Food Service Program Sponsors, Potential New Summer Food Service Program Sponsors, Food Service Management Companies, Nutrition Advocates, Department of Health Officials
Child Nutrition Program Administration
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Mandatory Summer Food Service Program Sponsor Training for All Sponsors


Sponsor training is mandatory for all experienced and potential new Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors. The New York State Education Department (SED) will offer separate training webinars for experienced sponsors and potential new sponsors. Please register for the webinar at the links below. Again, attendance at the webinar is mandatory if you plan to operate in the SFSP in the 2021 summer.
Training webinars will provide a comprehensive overview of program administration and operations as well as recent changes that will take effect this year.  SED suggests more than one person from your organization attend training in order to obtain all relevant information. Additionally, you should be reviewing how you plan to operate during the 2021 summer. Food service management company representatives, nutrition advocates, Department of Health officials and other persons interested in learning about the program are encouraged to attend.
A live webinar designed specifically for experienced sponsoring organizations will be conducted on April 22, 2021 at 1pm and covers new USDA memos and an overview of program guidance and reminders. Sponsoring organizations that operated in 2019 but did not operate on 2020 should attend this webinar.
A two-part live webinar designed specifically for potential new SFSP sponsors will be conducted on April 21 and 28, 2021. Attendance at both parts is required. The first part to be conducted on April 21, 2021 will address basic administrative program requirements and the program application process. The second part conducted on April 28, 2021 will address operational requirements of the program. 
Date Time Topic  Event ID
April 21, 2021 1:00-2:30PM SFSP New Sponsor Training Part 1 133 676 3697
April 22, 2021 1:00-2:30PM 2021 SFSP Updates 133 178 5826
April 28, 2021 1:00-2:30PM SFSP New Sponsor Training Part 2 133 855 6642

WebEx requires the use of a computer and phone to view and listen to the presentation as well as to participate in presentation activities. The webinar works best when using Google Chrome as a browser. Please test your computer prior to the webinar starting. Chrome books usually have compatibility issues.  The Child Nutrition office is currently closed and unable to answer phone calls, however, instructions for accessing the webinar through WebEx are detailed below. Please do not contact SED’s IT department or WebEx for assistance. Instead, please email CNTRAINING@NYSED.GOV for immediate assistance.

To Register for the Webinar:
1. Go to and click the “Home” tab on the left hand corner at the top of the screen and enter the Event ID in the blue box provided for each webinar you wish to attend. Select “Join.” You will be redirected to another screen displaying information for the event.   
2. On the bottom of the screen in the center, select the blue “Register” button to register for the event. 
3. Enter your first and last name, email address and the SFA/SFSP Sponsor name in the space provided, and then select your title from the drop-down menu. If you are not associated with an SFA or SFSP Sponsor, type “N/A” in the space provided.  Please note: it is essential to provide a correct email address that you have access to as WebEx will send the event link, event information, and the registration ID to the email address provided. Once finished, select “Submit.”
4. Once you have registered for the webinar, WebEx will send you an email containing the link to access the webinar along with your unique registration ID.
*If the Event ID does not work (Gives “Invalid number or Room ID. Try again” message), click the “Events Center” tab on the center at the top of the screen, click “Attend an Event” then “List of Events” then register for the Event you wish to attend.
*If the link to register does not work, copy and paste the link into your chrome browser.  If you are already logged into WebEx, select the webinar then click register.
If you have any questions, please email the Child Nutrition Program Office at CNTRAINING@NYSED.GOV.  

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)     mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)     email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Click here for Nondiscrimination Statement translations.

Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en ingles), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de seas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en linea en: y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1)     correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3)     correo electró

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.