National School Lunch Program
All non-public School Food Authorities (SFAs) are required to submit their established school year calendar by Recipient Agency (RA) to the Child Nutrition Program Administration (CNPA) office each school year. Residential Childcare Institutions (RCCI) and Jails are exempt from this process.
The 2019-2020 school year runs from July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. Calendars for the 2019-2020 school year must be submitted via email to CN@nysed.gov by September 30, 2019.
Now Available through USDA!
Offer versus Serve (OVS) National School Lunch Program Posters and Lunch and Breakfast OVS Tip sheets!
The Offer versus Serve (OVS) Lunch Posters for elementary, middle and high school students may be used as signage to instruct students to select a reimbursable meal under OVS. The OVS tip sheets are intended for use by school foodservice staff to enhance their understanding of OVS requirements at breakfast and lunch.
This final rule increases flexibility in the Child Nutrition Program requirements related to milk, grains, and sodium effective SY 2019-2020, which begins July 1, 2019. The purpose of this rule is to ease operational burden and provide school nutrition professionals the flexibility needed to successfully operate the Child Nutrition Programs. This final rule makes the following changes beginning in SY 2019-2020:
The 30% NYS Initiative Application for additional State subsidy is now available.
Who Can Apply:
- School Food Authorities (SFAs) that purchase food items and prepare their own school lunches.
- SFAs that contract with a Food Service Management Company to purchase food items and prepare school lunches.
Required Purchase Criteria:
- The SFA must have spent at least 30 percent of school lunch costs on New York State (NYS) food products in the 2018-2019 School Year (SY).
When SFAs Can Apply:
The purpose of this memorandum is to notify School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program of an increase in State reimbursement for meals and snacks claimed in the reduced-price category effective July 1, 2019.
The increase in State reimbursement for reduced-price meals and snacks is a result of additional funding approved in the 2019 New York State budget that is intended to cover the student cost of 25 cents for breakfast and lunch meals and the student cost of 15 cents for snacks served in the Afterschool Snack Program.
The list of applicants that were selected to receive the FY 2018 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities (SFAs) can be found in the link below.
The New York State Education Department (SED) received 510 applications for equipment requests which totaled approximately $5 million. SED was able to fund a total of 171 equipment grant awards to 129 Recipient Agencies (RA) in 85 School Food Authorities (SFA), totaling $1,684,401.
Encourage, support, and promote healthy food and physical activity choices with a Health Fair Kit from NYSED. This kit contains posters, bookmarks, activity books, and reference materials for kids and adults.
If you are interested in a kit for an upcoming health fair at your school, please complete the order form attached below and send it to CNtraining@nysed.gov or fax to (518) 473-0018.