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

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

To: 
School Food Authorities and Summer Food Service Program Sponsors
From: 
Child Nutrition Program Administration
Date: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Subject: 
Webinar on Child Nutrition Program Updates

The New York State Education Department (SED), Office of Child Nutrition Program Administration, will host a live webinar to provide guidance on recent updates to the Child Nutrition Programs. SED will present information on the most recent flexibilities provided to operators due to COVID-19 school closures, the transition to summer operations, and answer operator’s frequently asked questions.

SED is committed to providing on-going training and technical assistance to Child Nutrition Program operators. The webinar will be recorded and accessible on the Child Nutrition website, cn.nysed.gov, after the live version has concluded. Visit the Child Nutrition website regularly for the most up to date information and training schedules.

            WebEx will be used to conduct this webinar. The date, time and event ID for the webinar is listed below.

Date

Time

Topic

Event ID

Thursday

May 7, 2020

2:30pm-3:30pm

May 2020 Child Nutrition Program Updates

 

281 026 599

 

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 https://meetnydirect.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=meetnydirect&service=6 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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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