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Administrative Review (AR)

Administrative Review (AR)

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.

Child Nutrition Program Reviews

Administrative reviews are done in-person and assess compliance with program operations including current waivers and flexibilities in place for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Additionally, procurement reviews will take place this year alongside Administrative Reviews.

Certification and Benefit Issuance Review Resources

Meal Counting and Claiming Review Resources

Meal Counting and Claiming Review Resources:

Meal Pattern and Nutritional Quality Resources

Professional Standards, Monitoring, Food Safety and Reporting Resources 

Resource Management and Procurement Resources

Procurement Review Resources:

Wellness Policies and Outreach Resources

Civil Rights

Other Program Areas Resources

Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program

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.

Download Public Notice 2019 AR Waiver for the Administrative Review Cycle Requirement:

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