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Administrative Review (AR)

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The purpose of the Administrative Review 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 Administrative Review

Virtual Training

Administrative Review Information 

Administrative Review Preparation Resources 

Sponsor Tools

Certification and Benefit Issuance (School Meal Eligibility)


Meal Counting and Claiming 

Meal Pattern and Nutritional Quality 

Smart Snacks

Food Safety

Professional Standards 

Sponsor On-Site Monitoring 

Resource Management 


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.

AR NU-141 EDAC Stamp

For more information or if an alternate version of a document is needed, please contact Rachael Burnham.