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Office for Food and Nutrition Programs

NSLP New Administrative Review Process for SY 2013-2014

To:School Nutrition Program Directors
From:Kathleen C. Millett, Executive Director
Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs
Date:October 10, 2013


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 Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs has currently scheduled five trainings on the NEW Administrative Review Process for districts that are scheduled for a review during the 2013-2014 school year. The purpose of this training is to address the program requirements of the Administrative Review process. Please refer the attached list below to see if your Local Education 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 the scope of the review has expanded in several areas including financial resource management.

Training sessions are scheduled on the following dates and locations across the state.

1) Tuesday, November 5, 2013Holiday Inn, Taunton, MA
2) Wednesday, November 6, 2013Pittsfield Public Schools, Mercer Administration Center
3) Thursday, November 7, 2013Boston Marriott, Quincy, MA
4) Tuesday, November 12, 2013Best Western Royal Plaza, Marlborough, MA
5) Tuesday, November 19, 2013Montvale Plaza, Stoneham, MA

All trainings are scheduled from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Registration will begin at 9:00 am.


The registration deadline for all trainings is one week prior to the training date. Please register as soon as possible. Directions for each location can be found on the registration link.

Registration needs to be completed by using the following link:

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 from the list.

Please contact Carrie Harrington at 781-338-6499 or by email at, you may also contact Diane Sylvia at 781-338-6464 or by email at, if you have any questions related to the training(s).


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 strives to enhance the efficiency and quality of Child Nutrition Programs across the Commonwealth.

Last Updated: October 15, 2013
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