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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

Summer Food Service Program Operators
Child Nutrition Program Administration
Thursday, February 16, 2023
2023 Summer Food Service Program Sponsor Training

The New York State Education Department (SED), Office of Child Nutrition Program Administration, will host multiple training sessions to provide guidance on the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for Summer Food Service Program sponsors and potential new sponsors.  All sponsors new to the SFSP must attend the two-day webinar.  Experienced sponsors, or sponsors that operated in 2022, may register for an in-person session or the webinar on March 27, 2023.  The same information will be presented for experienced sponsors at the in-person session and webinar.  The in-person sessions may be canceled if registration numbers are low. If you are unable to attend training on the dates listed below, please contact our office at

SED is committed to providing on-going training and technical assistance to Child Nutrition Program operators. Visit the Child Nutrition website regularly for the most up to date information and training schedules.  The Child Nutrition website will be updated to include recorded webinars on specific topics requested by sponsors.

Date Time Topic Audience Registration Link
March 30, 2023 9:00AM-12:30PM

Summer Food Service Program 2023 Training In Person: Buffalo

**CANCELLED due to low registration. Please register for the 3/27 Updates Webinar

Experienced Sponsors Location: Erie 1 BOCES, Buffalo
Register in CNMS using your login and password
March 27, 2023 1:00PM-3:30PM Summer Food Service Program 2023 Updates Webinar Experienced Sponsors
April 4, 2023 9:00AM-12:30PM Summer Food Service Program Training In Person: Albany Experienced Sponsors Location: NYS School Board Association
Register in CNMS using your login and password
March 28th and March 29th, 2023
*Must register for both days
1:00PM-3:30PM Potential New Sponsor Summer Food Service Program Training Webinar New Sponsors: Sponsors that did not operate in 2022

Part 1:

 Part 2:


The webinars will be recorded and accessible on the Child Nutrition website,, after the live version has concluded.

The webinars require the use of a computer with speakers, or a telephone, to view and listen to the presentation. The webinar works best when using Google Chrome as a browser. Email CNSFSP@NYSED.GOV for assistance.  

To Register for Webinars:
  1. Go to the zoom link listed in the above table. 
  2. Enter your First Name, Last Name, Sponsor Name, Email Address and Confirm Email Address
  3. Click the blue “Register” button at the bottom of the page
  4. The next screen will show the Topic, Time, Webinar ID and the link to join the webinar the day of the event
  5. This link will also be sent in a Registration Confirmation Email from Zoom
To Register for In Person Trainings:
*A CNMS password is required to register on-line
  1. Log into CNMS
  2. Go to meetings under admin on the blue toolbar
  3. Click “SFSP Sponsor Training”
  4. Click on the date of the meeting you want to register for
  5. Click “Register for this meeting”
  6. Enter Name(s), Title(s), Phone Number(s) and E-mail(s) of registrant(s)
  7. Click on “Register”
  8. Click “Print Registration” to obtain meeting registration confirmation

Need help registering?  Please call (518) 486-1086 or email for assistance.

If you have any questions, please email the Child Nutrition Program at CNSFSP@NYSED.GOV.  

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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