Skip to main content


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, Experienced SFSP Sponsors, Potential New SFSP Sponsors, Food Service Management Companies, Nutrition Advocates, Department of Health Officials
Paula Tyner-Doyle, Coordinator
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Summer Food Service Program Sponsor Training


The State Education Department (SED) will sponsor seven training workshops at various locations throughout the State in March and April. Training dates and locations are listed on page three. For experienced sponsors, attendance at training is not required.  Sponsors are responsible for being up to date with all policies and regulations. All potential new non School Food Authority (SFA), sponsors are required to attend training.

These workshops will provide a comprehensive overview of program administration and operations as well as recent changes that will take effect in 2017. Each training workshop is broken into breakout sessions that will provide sponsors with the regulatory requirements specific to how they plan to operate their program. Please refer to the daily training schedule and session descriptions beginning on page seven for more information. More than one person from your organization may attend training in order to obtain all relevant information from the breakout sessions. Please review the topics that will be provided at training and be sure that the appropriate people from your organization attend training. Additionally, you should review how you operate or plan to operate and choose the appropriate sessions to attend. Training summaries will be available on our web site. 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 webinar will be held on March14 at 10:00am and will last for approximately one hour. It will cover SFSP Updates and Expansion. A copy of the webinar will be available on our website shortly after it is conducted for anyone not available to attend live. Anyone may sign up for the webinar; however new non-SFA sponsors are still required to attend one of our seven training workshops throughout the state. You can register for the webinar on the WebEx meeting site or by clicking the link on page three.

Please register for training by March 10, 2017. Experienced sponsors with a Child Nutrition Management System password may register for training online by following the directions on page five. Otherwise, please fill out and return page six, “Summer Food Service Program Sponsor Training Registration Form.”

The training session on March 29, 2017 at Beth Rachel High School is for sponsors that operate camp sites. Consequently, information and regulatory requirements specific to operating camp sites will be provided. All sponsors who operate camp sites are welcome to attend. The first session from 9:00am to 10:00am is for potential new camp sponsors. The general session will begin at 10:15am.  Please note that a camp session will be part of the daily schedule at all other locations.

Click here for Training dates, locations, topics and registration information.

All training locations are handicapped accessible and held at facilities, which will, to the greatest extent possible, meet the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities. If special accommodations are required, or if you have any questions, please contact Mr. Keith Quenneville at (518) 486-1086.

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.

Click here for Nondiscrimination Statement translations.