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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
Monday, March 14, 2022
NYSED Administration of Child Nutrition Programs

NYSED Administration of Child Nutrition Programs

  • Administers Federal and NYS Child Nutrition (CN) Programs to public and nonpublic nonprofit schools; local, county, municipal, and state governmental entities; Indian tribal territories, migrant programs; nonprofit agencies; faith-based organizations and camps
  • Administers NYS Anti-Shaming Policy
  • Administers NYS Breakfast After the Bell Program & Equipment Grants
  • Administers Federal Equipment Assistance Grants
  • Administers Federal and NYS Farm to School: programs, initiatives, and grant funding with dedicated Farm to School staff
  • Agency Mission: provides powerful educational support in improving student behavior, ability to focus and academic performance
  • Provides Technical Assistance, Professional Development, Training and Resources in food safety, culinary practices, CN management, nutrition education, procurement, and farm to school
  • Prioritizes CN Programs within State Education Agency: provides sufficient qualified consultative, technical, and managerial personnel to administer CN Programs, monitor performance, and measure progress in achieving Program goals  
  • Program Participant Efficiency: a single consolidated website for claiming reimbursement, reporting, and operational guidance
  • Maximizes CN Program Benefits: partners with other state agencies to provide schools with direct access to student eligibility data
  • Economic Development Impact: CN programs create jobs and contribute to agricultural and economic growth and social stability for whole communities
  • Expands CN Program Participation: collaborates with other state agencies, special interest groups, conducts outreach activities, and provides marketing materials
  • Engages with USDA on Child Nutrition Issues: provides consultation on policy implementation and shares operational and administrative best practices to support the success of CN programs across the Nation   

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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