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Webinar: Tuesdays at 2 School Nutrition Town Hall

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Join us for the next Nutrition Services Division (NSD) Town Hall scheduled for May 23, 2023, at 2 p.m. The NSD will share highlights of recent policy guidance, funding and training opportunities, and best practices for operating School Nutrition Programs (SNP) during School Year 2022–23.

Scroll to the end of this communication for resource links shared during the April Town Hall.

Town Hall Webinar PowerPoint

By 10 a.m. the day of the Town Hall, the webinar slides will be available on the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) website External link opens in new window or tab..

  • For School Food Authorities: Select Applications and Download Forms

  • For Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP) operators: Go to the SFSP Module select Applications and Download Forms

Because slides are subject to update, slides posted in CNIPS will be marked “Draft.”

After the Town Hall has occurred, PowerPoint slides will be posted to the California Department of Education (CDE) website on the CDE COVID-19 Guidance in the Child Nutrition Programs web page under the Webinars tab.


The Tuesday @ 2 Virtual Town Hall events typically occur each month on the fourth Tuesday, unless otherwise noted. The Town Halls provide an opportunity for schools to learn about policy guidance, program requirements and best practices for operating their programs during School Year (SY) 2022–23.

The desired audience includes all state and local school nutrition professionals, superintendents, school business officials, and community partners involved in school meal service.

Participation Information

Tuesday @ 2 School Nutrition Town Hall

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

2–3:30 p.m.

Registration and Cost

This town hall is free to attend. Register in advance for this webinarExternal link opens in new window or tab..

After registering, you will see a screen that says Webinar Registration Approved with a link to the webinar. You will also receive several emails with information about joining the webinar. First, you will receive confirmation the day you register and then you will receive two reminder emails: one day and one hour prior to the webinar. If for some reason you cannot find the email confirmation, or do not receive the reminders, you can always reregister.

Tip for Attendees

To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Zoom.

If for some reason you receive an error message that the host has declined your webinar registration, try using an alternate email address. While not ideal, you may also join by phone if you have technical issues logging in from your computer.

Crediting Information

Administration (3000)

  • Program Management (3200)
    • Manage staff work including scheduling (3210)

Reasonable Accommodation

Pursuant to state and federal statutes, individuals with a disability may request reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in the Tuesday @ 2 School Nutrition Town Hall. Please note that Live Captioning will be available during the webinar.

Town Hall Links Provided in April

The following links were shared in the chat during the recent town hall:

  • Access the Tuesday at 2 School Nutrition Town Hall slides on the CNIPS website External link opens in new window or tab., select Applications and Download Forms. Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) operators select the SFSP Module, Applications and Download Forms.
  • Information about the School Food Best Practices (SFBP) funds, including the link to the online opt-in registration form, can be found on the CDE SFBP Funds web page.
  • If you have any questions regarding 2023–24 Child Nutrition Programs Reimbursement Rates, please contact the NSD by email at

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please email

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, May 8, 2023
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