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SNP AR Prereview Training for RCCIs

A requirement for your upcoming School Nutrition Programs (SNP) administrative review (AR), is to complete a mandatory prereview training (PRT). The purpose is to provide additional support prior to the review.

Online Course Description

This course provides an overview of the SNP AR process through recorded video modules and evaluates your understanding through assessment questions. Each video module provides information about a specific area of the SNP AR, common findings, and tips and strategies for a successful SNP AR.

Mandatory Modules and Attestation

This course has six mandatory modules and one that is mandatory only if it applies to you (Other Federal Program Reviews – Seamless Summer Option and Afterschool Snack Service). In order for your participation to be recorded, an authorized official from your agency must complete an attestation certifying that all applicable modules were completed. The attestation is an online form available at the end of the course.

Target Audience
This training is intended for school food authorities (SFA) with residential students only. If you are an SFA with both day students and residential students, do not complete the online training that is linked below. Please contact the Nutrition Services Division (NSD) using the information below to receive the correct online training web link for your SFA type.
Online Course Availability
The online PRT will be available until one month from the release date. Please complete the online PRT as soon as possible.
Update to Course: Limited Use Waivers

Please note, there has been an important policy update since this training was recorded. On September 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released COVID-19 Child Nutrition Response #100: Waiver to Allow Fiscal Action Flexibility for Meal Pattern Violations Related to COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruptions Impacting School Meals in School Year (SY) 2021–22.

Per this waiver, the USDA is allowing the California Department of Education NSD to waive the following until June 30, 2022:

  • The requirement to apply fiscal action for missing food components or missing production records as detailed in Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR), Section 210.18(l)(2)(i); and

  • The requirement to apply fiscal action for repeated violations involving milk type and vegetable subgroups as detailed in 7 CFR, Section 210.18(l)(2)(ii).

School food authorities (SFA) will need to keep documentation indicating a supply chain disruption occurred. Additionally, all SFAs are encouraged to apply for the meal pattern waiver and can access the meal pattern flexibility request.

Waiver #100 is available on the USDA web pageExternal link opens in new window or tab..

Based on this updated policy, the NSD is revising the SY 2021–22 waiver election process so that all waivers are opted into once, and the approval is valid for the entire school year. The new policy eliminates the requirement to opt into the limited waivers quarterly.

Course Web Page

Please select the following link to access the course 124 web page.

Crediting Information

This course provides instructional hours in the following Professional Standards Learning Topic:

  • Key Area: Administration – 3000
    • Training Topic: Program Management – 3200
      • Learning Objective: Administrative Review Preparation – 3260
Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject please email

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 14, 2021
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