National School Lunch Program Administrative Review Process
Program integrity is an essential aspect of administering the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The New Mexico Public Education Department contributes to the Program integrity by conducting Administrative Reviews (AR) of school food authorities (SFAs) in accordance with Federal and State regulations to ensure NSLP and SBP requirements are met.
The AR process provides a comprehensive evaluation of school nutrition programs. The AR process covers critical and general areas that are thoroughly monitored by pre-visit and post visit procedures. The four key components of an administrative review are:
- Performance Standard 1 – Meal Access and Reimbursement
- Performance Standard 2 – Meal Pattern and Nutritional Quality
- Resource Management
- General Program Compliance
- Other Federal Nutritional Program Reviews such as; Afterschool Snack Program; Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program; Seamless Summer Option.
Administrative Review Summaries
Beginning in school year 2016-17, State Agencies (SA) must report the final results of the administrative review (AR) to the public in an accessible, easily understood manner. This requirement is discussed in the USDA Memo . Reports will be posted to this page no later than 30 days after the SA provides the final results of the AR to the School Food Authority.