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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

Experienced Summer Food Service Program Sponsors, Potential New Summer Food Service Program Sponsors, Food Service Management Companies Nutrition Advocates, Department of Health Officials
Child Nutrition Program Administration
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Mandatory Summer Food Service Program Sponsor Training for All Sponsors

Sponsor training is mandatory for all experienced and potential new Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors. The New York State Education Department (SED) will offer separate training webinars for experienced sponsors and potential new sponsors. Please register for the webinar at the links below. Again, attendance at the webinar is mandatory if you plan to operate in the SFSP in the 2022 summer. 


Training webinars will provide a comprehensive overview of program administration and operations as well as recent changes that will take effect this year SED suggests more than one person from your organization attend training in order to obtain all relevant information. Additionally, you should be reviewing how you plan to operate during the 2022 summer. Food service management company representatives, nutrition advocates, Department of Health officials and other persons interested in learning about the program are encouraged to attend. 


A live webinar designed specifically for experienced sponsoring organizations will be conducted on April 6, 2022, at 1 p.m. andcovers any new USDA memos and an overview of program guidance and reminders. Sponsoring organizations that operated in 2019 but did not operate in 2020 or 2021 should attend this webinar. Please note, non-profit organizations that have not operated in the previous two summers must re-apply as new sponsors to participate in the 2022 SFSP.


A two-part live webinar designed specifically for potential new SFSP sponsors will be conducted on April 5 and 7, 2022. Attendance at both parts is required. The first part to be conducted on April 5, 2022 will address basic administrative program requirements and the program application process. The second part conducted on April 7, 2022 will address operational requirements of the program. 






Registration Link 

April 5, 2022 

1:00 – 2:30pm 

SFSP New Sponsor Training Part 1 


April 6, 2022 

1:00 – 2:30pm 

2022 SFSP Updates 


April 7, 2022 

1:00 – 2:30pm 

SFSP New Sponsor Training Part 2 




 The webinar requires the use of a computer and phone to view and listen to the presentation and works best when using Google Chrome as a browser. Please test your computer prior to the webinar starting. Chrome books usually have compatibility issues.  The Child Nutrition office is currently open and answering phone calls, however, instructions for accessing the webinar through Zoom are detailed below. Please do not contact SED’s IT department for assistance. Instead, please email CNTRAINING@NYSED.GOV for immediate assistance. 



To Register for the Webinar: 


  1. Go to the registration link listed above

  1. Enter your First Name, Last Name, Email Address and Confirm Email Address 

  1. Click the blue “Register” button at the bottom of the page 

  1. The next screen will show the Topic, Time, Webinar ID and the link to join the webinar the day of the event 

  1. This link will also be sent in a Registration Confirmation Email from Zoom 



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


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