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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
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
WEBINAR POSTED: CNP Waivers Available During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

This recorded webinar is now posted in the Webinar Library (click here).

The New York State Education Department (SED), Office of Child Nutrition Program Administration will host a webinar to provide important information to School Food Authorities (SFAs) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Sponsors regarding the Child Nutrition Program waivers available during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
SED is committed to providing on-going training and technical assistance to those administering the Child Nutrition Programs. The webinar will be accessible on the Child Nutrition Knowledge Center website after the live version has concluded. SED will be offering additional guidance on other topics, such as placing claims for meals served during school closures in the future.  Visit the Child Nutrition Knowledge Center website regularly for the most up to date information and training schedules.
SED will use WebEx to conduct this webinar.  The date, time and event ID for the webinar is listed below.
Date Time Topic Event ID
Tuesday, April 14, 2020  2:30PM – 3:30 PM

Child Nutrition Program Waivers

Available During the COVID-19

Public Health Emergency

 289 921 264


WebEx requires the use of a computer and phone to view and listen to the presentation as well as to participate in presentation activities. The webinar works best when using Google Chrome as a browser.  Please test your computer prior to the webinar starting. The Child Nutrition offices are currently closed and unable to answer phone calls, however, instructions for accessing the webinar 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.  If there are any other staff members viewing this webinar with you, please enter their name(s) in the space provided to ensure that they receive professional development credits as well.  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.
If you have any questions, please email the Child Nutrition Program Office at CNTRAINING@NYSED.GOV.  This webinar will be recorded and posted for you to be able to view after the live version has been completed.

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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.

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  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:

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