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This session provides an overview of the management components of school nutrition programs. The target audience includes school nutrition program staff with fewer than 5 years’ experience as a director or those who may aspire to be a director, as well as state agency staff, specialists, and trainers. Lesson topics:

  • Program Accountability, Integrity and the Role of the School Nutrition Director
  • Food Production and Operation Management
  • USDA Foods
  • Meal Pattern/HealthierUS School Challenge
  • Special Needs
  • ┬áCustomer Service, Merchandising, and Food Presentation
  • Federal Regulations
  • Farm to School: An Introduction for New School Food Service Directors
  • Financial Management
  • Procurement and Inventory Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing School Nutrition Programs
  • Food Safety Essentials
  • Work Place Safety and Emergency Preparedness