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Child Nutrition Spotlight

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The New York State Education Department (SED) Child Nutrition Program Office would like to recognize and celebrate the hard work being done to provide nutritious school meals to students across New York State!

Use the form below to share your best practices, creative solutions, fun ideas or to nominate yourself or a school food service employee/director to be recognized for their excellence. 

You can also share information about your programs including photos to If students are in photos and the SFA does not already have their own photo release consent forms on file, please complete and send this consent form with your email.

SED may use the information to highlight and promote Child Nutrition Programs on the Child Nutrition Knowledge Center (CNKC) website and share with USDA and partner organizations.

General Information
For example, food tasting, themes/games for food service lines, etc.

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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