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New Items Child Nutrition Program Workshops (8/14)Child Nutrition Program Workshops (8/14)
Workshops for Food Service Directors/Managers, Food Service Personnel and Administrators. Workshop topics include: Eligibility & Verification, Meal Pattern & All Foods Sold In School and Administrative Review & Resource Management.
Professional Cooking 2014 (1/14)Professional Cooking 2014 (1/14)
UPDATE!!! It's not too late to register for Week 4! We have 3 openings due to last minute cancellations.
FNS-742 SFA Verification Collection Report (Attachment G) PowerPoint (10/13)
LEAs must submit the SFA Verification Collection Report to the NYSED Child Nutrition Program Office in CNMS by December 15, 2013.
Appendix to Managing Your Child Nutrition Programs (9/13)
The Appendix provides additional resources for managing your child nutrition programs. It is not necessary to print these documents for Managing Your Child Nutrition Programs Meetings
Professional Cooking Newsletter (11/13)
Nov 2013 Every Production Record tells a story...
Professional Cooking Newsletter (10/13)
October 2013 Knife Skills
Professional Cooking Newsletter (9/2013)
September 2013
Professional Cooking Brochure (1/13)
Please share with your food preparation staff, cooks and cook managers.
Civil Rights PowerPoint Presentation (9/13)Civil Rights PowerPoint Presentation (9/13)
Child Nutrition Program Civil Rights Requirements (9/13)
Child Nutrition Calendar

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Check out our new teen Think Breakfast! video!!
New Items New School Food Authority (SFA) Application Process
Please read this letter carefully as the process has been updated for SFAs wishing to apply for participation in the Child Nutrition Programs. A new blue button, titled New School Food Authority, has been added to the CNKC where all required documents can be accessed.

The School Year 2014-15 Annual Renewal is unavailable for submission at this time.  SFAs will be notified when it is available.
2014-2015 Free and Reduced Price Income Eligibility and Policy Information (7/14)2014-2015 Free and Reduced Price Income Eligibility and Policy Information (7/14)
New Items 2014-2015 Reimbursement Rates(7/14)
2014-15 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Application and Instructions (5/14)2014-15 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Application and Instructions (5/14)
Direct Certification (4/14)
April SNAP data is available for the Direct Certification Matching Process.
Direct Certification with Medicaid Demonstration Project (5/14)
April Medicaid data is available.
Paid Lunch Equity: School Year (SY) 2014-2015 Calculations (4/14)
Paid Lunch Equity: Exemption Instructions for 2014-2015 (4/14)
2014-15 Food Service Management Company Contracts-Bids or Extensions (4/14)
Independent Review of Applications Required by the Healthy, Hunger Free (5/14)
Letter from Janey Thornton, Deputy Under Secretary(7/14)
Food Recall
Clarification of the Policy on Consumption of Meal Components Outside of the Foodservice Area; and the Whole Grain-Rich Requirement (5/14)
School Breakfast Program Full Implementation For School Year 2014-15 Questions and Answers (5/14)
Eligibility of Minors Participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast in Correctional Facilities with Amendment of Correction Law (5/14)
Grain Entrees Related to the Smart Snacks in Schools Standards (5/14)
Sharing Aggregate Data to Expand Child Nutrition Program Access (5/14)
Smart Snacks in Schools Questions and Answers Regarding the Interim Final Rule (5/14)
No Waiver from Smart Snacks Nutrition Standards for Culinary Education Programs (5/14)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Nutrition Education RFP Link (5/14)
Letter to District Superintendents and School Principals (5/14)
2014-2015 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for School Food Authorities (4/14)
SFSP Sponsor Application/Renewal Agreement (4/14)
2014-2015 Breakfast Regulations and Exemption Requests (4/14)
Consolidated Appropriations Act Report Language on Waivers for School Breakfast and All Foods in Schools (Smart Snacks) (3/14)
This memo is not referring to Breakfast Exemptions. The Breakfast Exemptions memo will be posted shortly.
Procurement in the 21st Century (3/14)
National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) Guidance
Extending Flexibility for RCCIs in the National School Lunch Program (3/14)
Alliance Smart Snacks Calculator for Food Sold to Students in School (3/14)
Questions and Answers Related to the "Smart Snacks" Interim Final Rule (3/14)
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