THE 2019 COMMUNITY Q AND A SESSIONS WERE A SUCCESS!

Community Question and Answer sessions were offered in April 2019. Ten sessions were offered in five locations across the state of Tennessee. The sessions were an opportunity to review frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) pertaining to the Environment Rating Scale® requirements. The audience also had an opportunity to address audience questions. The FAQ’s documents are attached to the links below. If you have any questions pertaining to the content, please submit them to through the Get in Touch feature on the home page of this website. Stay tuned for more information regarding dates and locations for the 2020 Community Q and A sessions. We look forward to another opportunity for engaging with partners during these informative sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions for Community Q and A Sessions April 2019

Audience Questions from Community Q and A Sessions April 2019


  • As of August 1, 2018, the SACERS-Updated scale is being used in school-age programs. The USDA Meal Guidelines have also been updated as of August 1, 2018. Please be sure to review the new Tennessee meal guidelines found on this website.