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National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Fiscal Year 2010 Renewal Application Documents

To:School Nutrition Directors
From:Kathleen C. Millett
Nutrition, Health and Safety
Date:August 10, 2009


Federal Regulations, which govern and provide funding for costs associated with the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, After School Snack, Special Milk, and Food Distribution Programs, require an annual renewal application be completed by all public and private schools, and residential facilities participating in any child nutrition programs to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for review, and approval.

Once again, this year, all renewal documents will only be available in electronic format. In order to submit these forms online you must first obtain a password from your school's district Technology Coordinator. You may already have this if you have accessed Department information in the past.

The renewal forms are accessible through the Department's website, Select the Security Portal from the drop box in the upper right side of the main page, and click the orange arrow. After entering the username and password, please select the following:

  1. Nutrition School Lunch
  2. School Lunch and Breakfast
  3. Applications
  4. App Packet

This will bring you to your district's renewal packet for 2010 school year. Please make sure the amendment in the upper right hand corner is Amendment 1, 2010.

Click on each item to open and enter the correct information. When updating the Authorized Signature section of the application packet the following officials must be listed: Superintendent or individual with legal and financial responsibility, business administrator, food service director and ESE Liasion.

The District Application is the last item to be submitted, and represents submission of the entire packet. The instructions for completing the renewal application are available in the Document and Reference Library on the main page of the Nutrition School Lunch application in the Security Portal.

If you have any questions regarding the access, instructions, or procedures, please contact Kevin Dawson at (781) 338-6475 or for programs operated by Food Service Management Companies, Bridget Ziniti at (781) 338-6496.

Last Updated: August 17, 2009
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