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Office for Food and Nutrition Programs

2014 Summer Food Service Program Returning Sponsor Training

To:Summer Food Service Program Sponsors
From:Kathleen C. Millett, Executive Director
Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs
Date:March 24, 2014


The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs has scheduled three Webinar training sessions for FY 2014 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) returning sponsoring agencies. Because of the nature of the SFSP and the short time frame of the summer, it is highly recommended that program administrators and/or key staff attend one of these webinar trainings in preparation for the program. Representatives from agencies that experienced multiple findings or financial disallowances as a result of ESE reviews last summer should definitely participate in a session. Each training will review management and administrative responsibilities required by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The FY 2014 SFSP application will be submitted and renewed online. In addition, all SFSP claims will continue to be processed electronically in the online security portal. Your Online User Name and Password will remain the same. If you need assistance, please contact Robin Haunton at Please remember to check our website and the Online Document and Reference Library for current information and updates.

SFSP Webinars

Returning sponsors will receive a program overview with special emphasis on operational and administrative duties and responsibilities via an online Webinar. Access to the webinar is available from any computer that has access to the internet. Two days prior to the first scheduled Webinar, related documents will be posted to the Online Document and Reference Library in the ESE Security Portal.

At the end of the webinar, you will be prompted to complete a brief online evaluation. Please complete and submit in order for us to receive your feedback.


Webinar Training Dates and Times are as follows:

 Webinar #1Webinar #2Webinar #3
Date:Monday, April 14th, 2014Friday, April 18th, 2014Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Time:9:30 am-12:00 pm9:30 am-12:00 pm1:00 pm-3:30 pm
# of Participants:808080

You can access the webinar from any computer that has internet access and Adobe Flash. If you don't have Adobe Flash on your computer, you can download it for free at ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR IT SPECIALIST PRIOR TO DOWNLOADING ANYTHING TO YOUR COMPUTER. In addition to computer internet access, participants will need to listen to the webinar via phone. If viewing the webinar with others, the phone should have a speaker option.

Registration Information

The webinar training registration is accessed via the following link:

PLEASE NOTE: If multiple participants will be viewing the webinar on one computer, only one participant will need to register. PARTICIPANTS WHO ARE NOT PREREGISTERED FOR THE WEBINARS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE.

Please complete your registration by April 7th, 2014. CAREFULLY ENTER ALL REQUIRED REGISTRATION INFORMATION. You will not receive the required training updates if you have entered inaccurate or incomplete information. Please contact Marisol Montes at 781-338-6494 or by email at or Robin Haunton at 781-338-3760 or by email at with any questions related to this training.

You will receive confirmation of your training registration with details of how to access the training via email. It will contain additional information related to the training. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and /or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Last Updated: April 4, 2014
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