School Meal Programs
NYS Education Department (NYSED)
NYS Education Department (NYSED) Child Nutrition Knowledge Center Webpage
Contains resources for schools participating in Federal School Meal Programs. Scroll to the bottom of the page to vew a list of resources.
Local School Wellness Policy
Section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the Act), Public Law 111-296, added Section 9A to the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) (42 U.S.C. 1758b), Local School Wellness Policy Implementation. The provisions set forth in Section 204 expand upon the previous local wellness policy requirement from the Child Nutrition and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-265). This page provides information on Local School Wellness Policy Process(link is external), Wellness Policy Elements(link is external), Success Stories/Best Practices(link is external), Grants/Funding Opportunities(link is external) and Trainings
NYSED Child Nutrition Program Civil Rights Requirements
Annual Civil Rights training must be provided by the LEA for all staff, including front line cafeteria staff who deal directly with program applicants and participants. A PowerPoint Presentation is available on our website for your use in training staff. It is located under workshops/meetings/training. A record of the annual training provided, which include a sign-in sheet, the date, location, and who provided the training, must be kept for three years plus the current year as required for all program documents. In addition, a non-discrimination poster (e.g., “Justice for All”) must be on display in all buildings where Child Nutrition Programs are in operation.To obtain “Justice for All” posters, please contact Child Nutrition at firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail) or (518) 473-8781.
Provides guidance on the requirement for school food authorities to ensure equal access for children with disabilities, which includes providing special meals to children with a disability that restricts their diet. The guide includes informaiton on making meal modifications/substitutions (ie. deabetes, allergies and other medical needs); meal service accommodations (seating); procedural safeguards and training; non-disability situations. (USDA, Last Published: 09/01/2017)