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THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

Office for Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education
Child Nutrition Program Administration
89 Washington Avenue, Room 375 EBA, Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 473-8781 Fax: (518) 473-0018

To: 
School Food Service Directors/ Managers, Experienced SFSP Sponsors, Potential New SFSP Sponsors, Food Service Management Companies, Nutrition Advocates, Department of Health Officials
From: 
Paula Tyner-Doyle, Coordinator
Date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Subject: 
Summer Food Service Program Sponsor Training

 

The State Education Department (SED) will sponsor seven training workshops at various locations throughout the State in March and April. Training dates and locations are listed on page three. For experienced sponsors, attendance at training is not required.  Sponsors are responsible for being up to date with all policies and regulations. All potential new non School Food Authority (SFA), sponsors are required to attend training.

These workshops will provide a comprehensive overview of program administration and operations as well as recent changes that will take effect in 2017. Each training workshop is broken into breakout sessions that will provide sponsors with the regulatory requirements specific to how they plan to operate their program. Please refer to the daily training schedule and session descriptions beginning on page seven for more information. More than one person from your organization may attend training in order to obtain all relevant information from the breakout sessions. Please review the topics that will be provided at training and be sure that the appropriate people from your organization attend training. Additionally, you should review how you operate or plan to operate and choose the appropriate sessions to attend. Training summaries will be available on our web site. 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 webinar will be held on March14 at 10:00am and will last for approximately one hour. It will cover SFSP Updates and Expansion. A copy of the webinar will be available on our website shortly after it is conducted for anyone not available to attend live. Anyone may sign up for the webinar; however new non-SFA sponsors are still required to attend one of our seven training workshops throughout the state. You can register for the webinar on the WebEx meeting site or by clicking the link on page three.

Please register for training by March 10, 2017. Experienced sponsors with a Child Nutrition Management System password may register for training online by following the directions on page five. Otherwise, please fill out and return page six, “Summer Food Service Program Sponsor Training Registration Form.”

The training session on March 29, 2017 at Beth Rachel High School is for sponsors that operate camp sites. Consequently, information and regulatory requirements specific to operating camp sites will be provided. All sponsors who operate camp sites are welcome to attend. The first session from 9:00am to 10:00am is for potential new camp sponsors. The general session will begin at 10:15am.  Please note that a camp session will be part of the daily schedule at all other locations.

Click here for Training dates, locations, topics and registration information.

All training locations are handicapped accessible and held at facilities, which will, to the greatest extent possible, meet the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities. If special accommodations are required, or if you have any questions, please contact Mr. Keith Quenneville at (518) 486-1086.

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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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:http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. 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 electrónicoprogram.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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