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Office for Food and Nutrition Programs

Performance Based Funding - Six (6) Cents Certification Training

To:School Nutrition Program Directors
From:Kathleen C. Millett, Executive Director
Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs
Date:January 8, 2013


The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs has scheduled seven Performance Based Funding (Six Cents) Training Workshops for districts participating in the National School Lunch Program. This workshop is designed for the individual responsible for completing the certification spreadsheet in order to receive the additional 6 cents reimbursement.

These workshops will be held at ESE's Training Center in Malden, MA. Part 1 of the workshop (9:00am-noon) will cover a step by step walk through of the online certification tool, which is required as part of the certification process. Part 2 of the workshop (1pm-4pm) will allow participants the opportunity to input their own menus for certification with assistance from ESE staff.

Training Workshops are scheduled on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2013
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2013
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • Thursday, April 18, 2013

Space is limited to 10 individuals
Location: ESE Training Center (Room 327)
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Registration will begin at 8:45am
Lunch (on your own) from 12:00pm-1:00pm

Important Registration Information

Please register as soon as possible. We will reserve availability on a first come first serve basis. Directions to ESE can be found on the registration link.

Registration needs to be completed by using the following link:

Please contact Linda Fischer at 781-338-6456 or by e-mail at, you may also contact Tyreese Thomas at 781-338-6459 or by e-mail at, if you have any questions related to the workshop.

Additional Information

Since we will be working with computers, food and beverages will not be allowed in the computer center during the workshop.

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

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

Last Updated: January 10, 2013
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