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Office for Food and Nutrition Programs

Webinar Invitation for NSLP New Verification Collection Report (742 Form) for SY 2013-2014

To:School Nutrition Program Directors
From:Kathleen C. Millett, Executive Director
Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs
Date:November 13, 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 SFAs to conduct an annual Verification process of NSLP applications as of October 1st 2013. In FY 2014, SFAs will need to complete a new verification form and submit it to the state by January 10, 2014.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs has currently scheduled two webinar trainings on the NEW Verification Collection Report (742) formerly known as the Verification Summary Report. This form must be completed by all LEAs that are participating in the National School Lunch Program, including all RCCIs. The purpose of this training is to address the new program requirements tracked in the new form, teach SFAs how to complete the new form on the ESE security portal, and review the verification process. Please remember that the annual verification process needs to be completed by November 15 as in previous years.

Participation by the School Nutrition Director or Program Liaison is strongly recommended as the scope of the form has expanded in several areas, including mandates for RCCI programs and districts implementing Community Eligibility or Provision 2.

The Verification webinars are scheduled on the following dates:

Thursday, November 21, 20132:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 26, 20139:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Important Registration Information

Please register as soon as possible, as the webinar has limited capacity.

Every registered participant will receive an email confirmation with webinar instructions. If you do not receive a confirmation or if you have any questions regarding the training(s), please contact Kevin Dawson at 781-338-6475 or via email at or Diane Sylvia at 781-338-6464 or via email at

Additional Information

We look forward to your participation in this important training session, as the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs strives to enhance the efficiency and quality of Child Nutrition Programs across the Commonwealth.

Last Updated: November 13, 2013
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