Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN-OPS II) SY 2016-17 Report
The Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN-OPS II) is a multiyear study designed to provide the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) with information on current state agency (SA) and school food authority (SFA) policies, practices, and needs related to school nutrition service operations, financial management, meal counting, eligibility, nutrition standards, and personnel. Results inform CN program management and policy development.
The second year of CN-OPS II II relies on data collected from October 2017 – January 2018 through web-based surveys of state CN directors and a nationally representative stratified sample of SFA directors from public school districts with at least one school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP). While survey questions primarily asked about school year (SY) 2016-17, the questionnaire asked for financial data from SY 2015-16.