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Inventory Management and Tracking

The ability to track food products across the supply chain is at the center of modern inventory management in school nutrition programs. Food safety and security issues have added a need for traceability of food products. This food safety training focuses on the need to trace and track products due to food recalls, foodborne illness, […]

2018-05-21T16:56:23-05:00August 23rd, 2018|

Food Purchasing for Child Care

Food Purchasing for Child Care is a key resource for training child care professionals on cost-efficient methods for purchasing food.  This resource reflects good purchasing practices and current federal regulations, and is intended as an overview for child care professionals.

Topics include:

Planning menus

Developing an organized grocery list

Estimating the amount of foods to purchase

Selecting a qualified vendor

Placing orders

2018-05-21T14:03:19-05:00August 6th, 2018|

Food Purchasing for Child Care

Food Purchasing for Child Care is a key resource for training child care professionals on cost-efficient methods for purchasing food.  This resource reflects good purchasing practices and current federal regulations, and is intended as an overview for child care professionals.

Topics include:

Planning menus

Developing an organized grocery list

Estimating the amount of foods to purchase

Selecting a qualified vendor

Placing orders.

2018-05-21T13:51:04-05:00August 1st, 2018|

Food Defense Tabletop Exercise

Tabletop Exercise that involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting. May be used to assess plans, policies, and procedures. Training exercise provides suggestions for preventive measures and various resources for developing food defense and emergency preparedness plans. Key concepts:

  • The “who, how, and why” of intentional contamination of school food supplies
  • How […]
2018-05-18T16:54:11-05:00July 24th, 2018|

Nutrition 101

This course qualifies for SNA core course certification level 1.

This training provides a basic overview of nutrition with an emphasis on the importance of balance in daily food choices and the inclusion of physical activity as a key component to good health. The training incorporates a variety of learning activities including short physical activity boosters.

2018-05-18T16:39:23-05:00July 23rd, 2018|

Orientation to School Nutrition Management

(4.5-day training) 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 […]
2018-05-18T17:00:50-05:00June 16th, 2018|