Make Your Administrative Review a Snap!

Date: October 11, 2018 Posted by Mail Twitter Facebook

NutriStudents K-12 can help take the stress out of your USDA Administrative Review with our fully compliant menu weeks, training tools, and Administrative Review resources and one-on-one support.

Fully Compliant, Complete Menu Weeks

The starting point for your successful audit is using at least one NutriStudents K-12 menu week. All of our complete menu weeks are 100% compliant with the USDA nutritional guidelines prescribed by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Weekly calorie, sodium and fat limits as well as required whole grains, fruits and vegetable sub group quantities are adhered to in our kid-tested and approved menus.

As you prepare for your Administrative Review, let our Client Services team know which NutriStudents K-12 menu week you plan to submit for your review and our team can help you address any questions that may arise from your reviewer. Contact Rebecca at 651.333.4295 or

Administrative Review Toolkit

Our recently completed Administrative Review Toolkit will guide you step-by-step in your preparations leading up to your Administrative Review. This handy guide will help you gather all the documentation you need related to: 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Offer vs. serve
  • After-school meals
  • General requirements including:
    • Access and reimbursements
    • Civil rights
    • Food safety
    • Local wellness policy
    • On-site monitoring
    • Outreach
    • Professional standards

It will walk you through what's needed, from CN labels and Food Production Reports to cafeteria signage and point-of-sale location. It also provides a library of links to helpful information sources for further reading.

Training Tools and Videos

Of course, a smooth Administrative Review hinges upon successful implementation of proper day-to-day procedures. Our tutorial videos on Offer vs. Serve and Food Production Reports, and our downloadable materials, including cafeteria posters, help shore up your operations.

You can find all these support tools in our client portal under "Resources" and "Administrative Review Support."

One-on-One Support

All the downloadable and online resources are great but sometimes you just need a quick answer or a little more help. No problem! We've walked many clients through their successful reviews. Contact Rebecca at or 651.333.4295 as soon as you know when your onsite review will be. She and the rest of the team will jump into action on your behalf!

*Keep in mind, all of our Administrative Review support materials have been developed according to federal guidelines. Your individual state may have additional requirements that you should know and follow.


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