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School Nutrition Programs Updated Administrative Review Process

Last Published: 03/11/2014

Program integrity is an essential aspect of administering the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). State agencies contribute to Program integrity by conducting administrative reviews of school food authorities (SFA) in accordance with regulations at 7 CFR 210.18, to ensure NSLP and SBP requirements are met. As a result of recent changes to the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA), 42 USC 1751 et. seq., the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) developed updated and streamlined administrative review procedures. This memorandum notifies State agencies of the option to continue conducting administrative reviews of SFAs in accordance with the review process set forth in 7 CFR 210.18, and the corresponding Coordinated Review Effort Procedures Manual, or to seek a waiver of the regulatory review procedures pursuant to section 12(l) of the NSLA, 42 USC 1760(l), and conduct administrative reviews in accordance with the updated administrative review process discussed below. Procedures for seeking a waiver and the terms and conditions associated with the waiver are described below.

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