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NY 30% Resources

What is the "NY 30% Initiative"?

Under Chapter 56 of the NY State Laws of 2018, if a school food authority spends at least 30% of its school food lunch costs on New York State food products, then in the next school year they will receive additional State reimbursements for any school lunch meal. They can be reimbursed up to twenty-five cents for each school lunch meal.

Detailed information about the 30% Farm to School Initiative is available on the NYS Department of Education website available  HERE.

Resources for Child Nutrition Directors and Managers

General Resources

Tracking & Documentation Resources

Harvest NY Guides: 

30% Tracking Tools:


Baz Perry
Agriculture and Food Systems Team Leader
(607) 272-2292 ext. 131

Last updated December 28, 2020