THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
The New York State Education Department (SED) Child Nutrition Program Office is embarking on a project to identify and collect best practices from School Food Authorities (SFAs) operating the school meal programs across our state. SED’s goal for this project is to develop new child nutrition tools and resources to assist SFAs in navigating challenges and enhancing their meal programs.
We are looking for best practices in all aspects of the school meals programs, including meal service, menu planning, scratch cooking, increasing access and participation, record keeping, eligibility and certification process, student meal debt collection, procurement, farm to school, staffing, training, etc.
SFAs are invited to join us in this effort by sharing their creative and impactful solutions for providing appealing, nutritious meals through this brief survey. Child Nutrition will review survey responses on a rolling basis and reach out to SFAs where further details and clarification are needed. Please note that for all outreach, we will work with SFAs to connect in a way that fits their availability, preferences, and needs (email, phone, video conference).
Provided information would then guide the development of tools and resources for enhancing school meal programs. Child Nutrition may also choose to feature practices in the Child Nutrition Spotlight series or in a manner similar with greater emphasis on educating and implementing in other schools.
If you are interested in sharing your best practices, please complete this survey or if you wish to learn more, please reach out to Grace Chung at Grace.Chung@nysed.gov.