School Breakfast Program
USDA has released the Final Rule: Child Nutrition Programs - CEP Increasing Options for Schools. This final rule amends the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) regulations by lowering the minimum identified student percentage (ISP) from 40 percent to 25 percent.
The New York State Education Department has requested the following waivers from annual Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) deadlines from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services (FNS):
In partnership with the FarmOn! Foundation, the New York State Education Department (SED) Child Nutrition Program Office invites schools to take part in the Big Apple Crunch on October 26, 2023.
The Big Apple Crunch takes place in October of each year, inviting New Yorkers to take a bite out of an apple grown in New York to celebrate the apple harvest and to inspire us all to Eat Local.
Join SED in fostering farm-to-school connections by participating in your own Big Apple Crunch!
The direct certification data for the 2023-24 school year is available. At the start of the school year, SFAs should routinely conduct the direct certification matching process (DCMP) to capture any newly enrolled and/or newly eligible students.
For more information on the Direct Certification Matching Process (DCMP) click here.
The New York State Education Department (SED) has requested State-level waiver authority from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to approve the following operational flexibilities for non-congregate meal service in school year (SY) 2023-24.
All non-public School Food Authorities (SFAs) are required to submit their established school year calendar by Recipient Agency (RA) to the Child Nutrition Program Administration office (CN) each school year. Residential Childcare Institutions (RCCI) and Jails are exempt from this process.
The 2023-2024 school year runs from July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024. Calendars for the 2023-2024 school year must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2023.
Awardees of the Healthy Meals Incentives (HMI) Grants for Small and/or Rural School Food Authorities (SFA)
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