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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

School Food Service Directors/Managers
Child Nutrition Program Administration
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Back to School Resources


Letter to Families Regarding Returning to Standard Meal Counting and Claiming (Word) (PDF)

This is a prototype letter for SFAs to update and send to families, informing them of the return to standard meal counting and claiming and encouraging them to complete the Free and Reduced Price Income Application and Application.

Child Nutrition Annual Training Calendar



Hunger Solutions New York

Return to "Standard Operations" 

Simplify How You Certify Kids for Free Meals: Prioritize Direct Certification

Improve Your Communications with Families: Start with our School Meals Application Toolkit

Connect With Other Schools: Join No Kid Hungry’s upcoming webinar to learn which strategies can boost application turn-around: August 18, 2022 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Opportunities for Growth

Elevate Your Breakfast Program: Highlight the benefits of breakfast to your school administration and community 

Expand Access to School Meals: Offer Breakfast After the Bell

Review the Legislation: Certain schools are required to offer Breakfast After the Bell

Add a Meal to Your Afterschool Program: Support kids’ learning and your school’s nutrition programs

Healthy School Meals for All Campaign

Learn more about this campaign and the various ways to get involved with the coalition here.



Team Nutrition

Back to School Online Toolkit

Meal Talk Webinar on Local School Wellness Policies August 17, 2022 3:00-4:00 pm ET

Local School Wellness Policy Refresh! Infographic

School Nutrition Environment Web Quiz

Updated: A Guide to Smart Snacks in School

Team Nutrition Schools Network



Institute of Child Nutrition

Back-To-School Toolbox

S.T.A.R. Webinar: Back-to-School: Best Practices and Tips to Prepare Healthy School Meals

August 25, 2022 3:00-4:00 pm ET

Webinar registration link:



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:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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