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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

District Superintendents; Superintendents of Public Schools; Chief Administrators of Nonpublic Schools Participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; Chancellor of New York City Public Schools; Food Service Directors/Managers
Paula Tyner-Doyle, Coordinator
Monday, August 5, 2019
Child Nutrition Training Opportunities

The New York State Education Department offers both in-person and online training for school Food Service Directors/Managers and interested school business officials, supervisors, cook managers, and others involved with the operation of school nutrition programs. These training are provided at no charge and contribute toward Professional Standards annual training requirements.

In-Person Training

Child Nutrition Program Updates Meeting October 2019

These sessions will cover the most recent changes to the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Food Service Directors and Cooperative Extension Speakers will discuss creative solutions for implementing Program requirements and share best practices for Breakfast After the Bell and Farm to School. A listing of the locations, dates and times is attached. A webinar containing the same update(d) information will be posted on our Child Nutrition Knowledge Center for those who are unable to attend. These sessions will provide three hours towards Professional Standards annual training requirements.

Topics will include:

  • Annual Reminders
  • Reduced Priced Meals Reimbursement
  • Farm to School
  • Breakfast After the Bell
  • USDA Flexibilities
  • New Crediting Memos
  • Late Claims
  • Civil Rights Guidance
  • Training Resources

Dates and times of the October 2019 meetings can be found on the Upcoming Events page.  If you would like to host this training at your facility in the Brooklyn area, please contact the training team at Please pre-register on-line for your desired training by logging into the Child Nutrition Management system and entering your username and password or by completing the registration form.  For additional information, call your Child Nutrition representative.

Master Instructor Training Network

Master Instructors are current and/or retired Food Service Directors. These Master Instructors provide valuable training free of charge to schools that participate in Child Nutrition Programs. Currently, Master Instructors are available to teach the NYS 10 Hour Sanitation Course, Offer Versus Serve, Production Records/Standardized Recipes, Knife Skills and ServSafe. Please refer to the chart on our website for each instructor’s contact information, as well as training topics and counties served.  SED does not provide training for Food Service Management Company employees. SFAs requesting training must have a minimum of 10 participants able to attend and provide a training location. To schedule a training, please contact a Master Instructor listed on our website or email the training team at

In-person trainings are conducted at facilities which will, to the greatest extent possible, meet the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities.  In addition, if special accommodations, such as interpreters, large print or Braille materials are needed, please contact the Child Nutrition office.

Online Training


SED will host live webinars in August and October. These webinars will be recorded and available from the Child Nutrition Knowledge Center website for future viewing.




Event ID

August 28, 2019

1:00 PM-3:30 PM

Child Nutrition Updates 2019

806 568 005

October 30, 2019

1:00 PM-3:30 PM

Child Nutrition Updates 2019

808 948 908

October 23, 2019

1:00 PM-3:30 PM

Administrative Review 2019

809 125 242

WebEx requires the use of a computer and phone to view and listen to the presentation. Instructions for accessing the webinar(s) through WebEx are detailed below.

Instructions for registering for SED webinars

  1. Go to , 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, select “Register” to register for the event.
  3. Enter your first and last name, email address and the SFA name in the space provided, and then select your title from the drop-down menu. If you are not associated with an SFA, 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.

Webinar Library

The Webinar Library on our website contains pre-recorded webinars. Webinars are updated periodically as needed. Each webinar includes the amount of Professional Standard training hour(s) earned. Topics available are:

  • Eligibility
  • Income Verification
  • Meal Pattern for Menu Planners
  • Basic Meal Pattern
  • Center for Best Practices: School Breakfast Center
  • Share our Strengths: Getting ready for Breakfast after the Bell
  • NYS Initiatives
  • Preschool Meal Pattern
  • FNS: Buy American
  • Buffalo: Farm to School
  • Administrative Review
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
  • RCCI/Jail
  • Food Service Management Company


Tutorials are step by step instructions on completing forms and reports that are required to be submitted to SED. Each tutorial provides one credit hour of Professional Standard training. 

Guidance is currently available on completing the following forms:

  • Paid Lunch Equity Tool
  • Annual Renewal Tutorial
  • Income Verification Collection Report

CN Snip-It’s

CN Snip-It’s are PowerPoint slides with speaker notes that provide detailed information on the following specific topics. Each PowerPoint provides one credit hour of Professional Standards training.

  • Production Records
  • Standardized Recipes
  • Civil Rights
  • Procurement Review
  • Financial Management
  • Micro Purchases
  • Writing Specifications
  • Food Allergy Management for School Food Service Professionals
  • Modifications to Accommodate Individuals with Disabilities in School Meals Programs
  • Anti-Meal Shaming Training
  • Residential Child Care Institutions/Jails
  • 2019/2020 Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium
  • Offer Vs. Serve
  • Income Verification Collection Report
  • School Meal Policy
  • Signage
  • Accom. Children with Disabilities
  • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
  • Procurement
  • Daily Alternate Meals 

If you have any questions, please call (518) 473-8781 and ask for your Child Nutrition Representative or email the training team at

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    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
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