It is a United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA) requirement that every serving/preparation site within each
school district has two health inspections performed by the Arkansas Department
of Health every school year no later than June 30th.
If districts have not received two annual
inspections at each school site by the closing of the school year, Child
Nutrition Directors are required to contact the local health department and
schedule an inspection.
If it is not possible for the health department
to make two visits a year, Child Nutrition Directors are required to keep
sufficient documentation to show scheduling attempts and justification for
The number of health inspections performed
within the school district each year must be reported to the Arkansas
Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Child
Nutrition Unit (DESE, CNU). This year the attached Health Inspection
Report of 2021-2022 School Year Inspections will need to be completed and submitted
to DESE CNU.
Please email the attached Health Inspection
Report to ADE.CNU-A-PS@ade.arkansas.gov no later than May 27, 2022.
If you have questions or need assistance with
the Health Inspection Report, email your Area Specialist.