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Office for Food and Nutrition Programs

National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Administrative Review (AR) Process Training for Schools Scheduled for an Administrative Review in SY 2017-2018

To:School Nutrition Program Directors
From:Robert Leshin, Director
Office for Food and Nutrition Programs
Date:September 15, 2017


The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as amended by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA), requires a unified accountability system designed to ensure that participating school food authorities (SFAs) comply with National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) requirements. The Act also requires an accountability system that conducts Administrative Reviews to evaluate Program requirements for NSLP and SBP during a three-year cycle.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office for Food and Nutrition Programs has currently scheduled three in person trainings and one distance learning track to review the Administrative Review Process for districts that are scheduled for a review during the 2017-2018 school year. The purpose of this training is to address the program requirements of the Administrative Review process. Please refer to the attached list below to see if your Local Educational Agency (LEA) is scheduled for a NSLP review during this school year. Attendance by the School Nutrition Director and Business Manager is strongly recommended as this training will include procurement in addition to the Resource Management Comprehensive Review requirements.

In Person training scheduled from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Registration will begin at 8:30 am.

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke, MA 01040
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Holiday Inn, Taunton
700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA 02780
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Devens Common Center
31 Andrews Pkwy, Devens, MA 01434
Register for any In-Person Training date

Meal Access and Reimbursement, Meal Pattern and Nutritional Quality and General Program Compliance areas will be covered first followed by Procurement and Resource Management Comprehensive Review requirements late morning and after lunch.

We are unable to provide food and refreshments (except for water) during the training so feel free to bring your own snack(s), beverage(s) and lunch. Participants will also be given a one hour lunch break (on your own).

Temperature conditions are beyond our control. Please come prepared with a light sweater or jacket if necessary.

Distance Learning Track scheduled from 2:30 pm -3:30 pm. Login will be available as early as 2:00 pm.

Week 1
Meal Pattern and Nutrition Quality & General Program Compliance
Thursday, October 12, 2017Register
Week 2
Meal Access and Reimbursement & General Program Compliance
Wednesday, October 25, 2017Register
Week 3
Resource Management
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Register
Week 4
Wednesday, November 8, 2017Register

Important Registration Information

The registration deadline for all trainings is one week prior to the training date. Please register as soon as possible. Directions for each in person training can be found on the registration link. Participants in the distance learning track must register individually for each session that you plan to attend. Instructions on logging into the webinar system will be emailed one week prior to the training. We recommend you test your system in advance of the webinar to ensure access.

Please note that if the training you are looking for is no longer on the dropdown bar of the registration link, that training is full and you will need to choose another date from the list.

Please contact Marisol Montes for questions or assistance with registration at 781-338-6480.

We look forward to seeing you at this important training session, as the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office for Food and Nutrition Programs strive to enhance the efficiency and quality of Child Nutrition Programs across the Commonwealth.


Download MS WORD Document
Administrative Review Schedule SY 2017-2018

Last Updated: September 22, 2017
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