School Breakfast 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.
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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 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.
No New Applications Are Being Accepted At This Time
Adult Selling Prices
- Schools that receive regular reimbursement for breakfast must charge a minimum of $1.95 plus tax for an adult breakfast meal
- Schools that receive severe need reimbursement for breakfast must charge a minimum of $2.31 plus tax for an adult breakfast meal
- Schools that receive under 60% ($3.4699) for lunch must charge a minimum of $3.84 plus tax for an adult lunch
All required data must be reported on an accrual basis to the nearest whole cent.
This analysis is on a School Food Authority (SFA) basis and is to include information as requested for the entire nonprofit food service account/cafeteria account. All entries must be actual, with support documentation on file which illustrates the source of each entry. For instance, expenses should be supported by invoices, parroll records, etc. Revenues should be supported with deposit slips and journal entries.
In accordance with Section 2, Part B of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2018, beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, and continuing every year thereafter, all public elementary or secondary schools with at least seventy percent or more of its students eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the federal National School Lunch Program are required to offer all students a school breakfast after the instructional day has begun, “Breakfast After the Bell.”