This collection is a revision of the currently approved collection for the Child Nutrition Program Operations Study-II (CN-OPS II). The purpose of the revision is to update the survey instruments for school year (SY) 2018-19 to include topics of current interest and collect timely data to inform child nutrition programs (CNP) operations.
The objective of CN-OPS-II is to collect timely data on policies, administrative, and operational issues on the child nutrition programs. The ultimate goal is to analyze these data and to provide input for new legislation on child nutrition programs as well as to provide pertinent technical assistance and training to program implementation staff.
The CN-OPS-II will help FNS better understand and address current policy issues related to child nutrition programs (CNP) operations. The policy and operational issues include, but are not limited to, the preparation of the program budget, development and implementation of program policy and regulations, and identification of areas for technical assistance and training. Specifically, this study will help FNS obtain:
- General descriptive data on the child nutrition (CN) program characteristics to help FNS respond to questions about the nutrition programs in schools;
- Data related to program administration for designing and revising program regulations, managing resources, and reporting requirements; and
- Data related to program operations to help FNS develop and provide training and technical assistance for school food authorities (SFAs) and state agencies responsible for administering the CN programs.