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Administrative Review (AR)

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The purpose of the Administrative Review (AR) is to ensure program integrity and compliance, offer additional training and support, and acknowledge the positive efforts and innovative approaches to serving nutritious meals to children during the school year. 


Training to Prepare for an Upcoming AR 

In-Person Training

  • Closed for SY19-20

Online Trainings​​​


Administrative Review (AR) Information 


AR Preparation Resources 

School Food Authority (SFA) Tools


Certification and Benefit Issuance 


Meal Counting and Claiming 


Meal Pattern and Nutritional Quality 


Smart Snacks


Food Safety


Professional Standards 


School Food Authority (SFA) On-Site Monitoring 


Resource Management 


Procurement 



Other Program Areas 


State of Colorado Regulations 


Public Notice 

Per the United States Department of Agriculture Per the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Policy Bulletin SP15-2018, CACFP12-2018, SFSP05-2018, state agencies must submit requests to waive Child Nutrition Program requirements to their Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) regional office. The CDE School Nutrition Unit has submitted a waiver to the Mountain Plains Regional Office of the 3-year Administrative Review (AR) requirement and extend the review cycle that was proposed by the USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) on February 22, 2019 through SP 12-2019 Flexibility for the Administrative Review Cycle Requirement. The goal of the waiver is to improve customer service and align reviews to support sponsors as they strive to run exceptional school meal programs.


For more information or if an alternate version of a document is needed, please contact Kerri Link or 303-866-3686.