National School Lunch Program
- 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
The Food and Nutrition Service’s Office of Program Integrity (OPI) is excited to announce the release of a tip sheet to assist school meals program operators in strengthening integrity during meal services held in locations other than the cafeteria. OPI collected information from schools to create the tip sheet, Maintaining Integrity in School Meals Served Outside the Cafeteria.
Under Section 4601 of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing funds to extend new FY 2021 P-EBT Local Level Administrative Cost Grant Awards to Child Nutrition (CN) State agencies with the purpose of reimbursing School Food Authorities (SFA) for administrative costs incurred in support of P-EBT.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) encourages public and nonpublic nonprofit school food authorities; local, county, municipal, and state governmental entities; Indian tribal territories, migrant programs; nonprofit agencies; faith-based organizations and camps interested in providing healthy meals to children this summer to participate in the United State Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
The USDA “And Justice for All” poster must be on display in all buildings where Child Nutrition Programs are in operation. To obtain “And Justice for All” posters, please complete the Resource Order Form.
The Office of Child Nutrition also provides free display cases for your posters, as shown below. These can be ordered free of charge on the Resource Order Form: http://www.cn.nysed.gov/form/resource-order-form
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 201, 7 CFR 210.10(a)(2) requires the schools identify, near or at the beginning of the serving lines, what foods constitute a unit priced reimbursable meal.
The Child Nutrition Program Administration has materials available, free of charge, to ensure School Food Authorities (SFA’s) are complying with this signage requirement.
With election of applicable waivers, current USDA flexibilities allow school food authorities (SFAs) the option to provide students learning remotely with access to meals on school days during the 2021-2022 School Year.
Non-congregate Meal Service*
Waives the requirement for meals to be served and consumed by students at school and allows meals to be provided outside of school.
The purpose of this memorandum is to notify School Food Authorities (SFAs) that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of whole, fresh, red, white, and yellow onions, grown in Mexico, due to potential contamination of Salmonella Oranienburg.
This memorandum provides School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the federal Child Nutrition Programs with clarification regarding student eligibility carryover in the 2021-2022 School Year (SY).
Additional clarification regarding eligibility carryover for the 2022-2023 SY is forthcoming from USDA and will be posted to the Child Nutrition Knowledge Center (CNKC) when received.