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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 of [Read more]
2019-01-07T11:59:45+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Procurement of Foods: Cooperative Purchasing Groups

Cooperative purchasing groups are entities formed through an agreement between school food authorities (SFAs) and may include Child Nutrition Programs (CNPs) State agencies to increase purchasing power. This agreement between Program operators is not a method of procurement, rather an agreement to competitively procure goods and services.

2019-03-12T13:49:38+00:00May 5th, 2019|

Forecasting the Procurement of Foods

This training provides general concepts about the basic foundations of forecasting for the procurement of foods in Child Nutrition Programs. This training does not discuss federal regulations pertaining to the procurement system. The purpose of this training is to assist stakeholders in identifying key considerations for forecasting for the procurement of [Read more]

2019-02-07T10:34:28+00:00April 18th, 2019|

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:

2019-03-01T16:19:10+00:00April 8th, 2019|

Procuring Local Foods

The Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs training provides a basic overview of federal procurement principles and covers a host of topics related to sourcing and purchasing local foods.

This training highlights the variety of mechanisms schools can use to purchase local products while staying in accordance with federal procurement regulations, and the many areas within a [Read more]

2018-08-28T15:06:48+00:00March 28th, 2019|

Buy American US Agriculture Supporting High School Meals

This face-to-face training provides general concepts about the Buy American provisions when procuring food for federal school nutrition programs. This training does not replace information provided by current USDA policy memos or procedures determined by the State agency. This training is intended to provide knowledge for the [Read more]

2018-08-28T15:11:19+00:00March 28th, 2019|

Forecasting the Procurement of Foods

This training provides general concepts about the basic foundations of forecasting for the procurement of foods in Child Nutrition Programs. This training does not discuss federal regulations pertaining to the procurement system. The purpose of this training is to assist stakeholders in identifying key considerations for forecasting for the procurement of foods in federally funded [Read more]

2019-02-05T15:01:25+00:00March 28th, 2019|

Procuring Local Foods

The Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs training provides a basic overview of federal procurement principles and covers a host of topics related to sourcing and purchasing local foods.

This training highlights the variety of mechanisms schools can use to purchase local products while staying in accordance with federal procurement regulations, and the many areas within a [Read more]

2019-02-05T14:59:20+00:00March 27th, 2019|