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NDDPI-Child Nutrition and Food Distribution
‘Back to School’ Virtual!
Save the Dates: Tuesday, July 28/Wednesday, July 29/Thursday, July 30
Sessions will be held via the Microsoft Teams platform.
Pre-register on Eventbrite for the session links and to receive a certificate of attendance.
(Held July 29, 10 – 11 a.m. Repeated July 29, 1 – 2 p.m.)
This training takes the participant through the maze of civil rights that cannot be trampled on when operating a federally funded school meal program. From the free and reduced applications through the service of a meal, the USDA Nondiscrimination statement must be present, civil rights complaint procedures must be implemented and logs kept, and training on conflict resolution and customer service
All staff and volunteers that interact in any way with the school meal programs must receive and document civil rights training annually.
General Session LIVE including USDA Updates and Challenges of Reopening
(Held on July 28, 1-2 p.m., Repeated July 30, 1-2 p.m.)
“What are the rules for reopening school food service this year?” is the top question now from administration and kitchen staff. We hope to offer suggestions and the latest guidance to answer the question including available waivers, guidance for different service style meal counts and required documentation. We also know that USDA FNS always have some updates close to the beginning of school. These updates will be covered in this session.
Administration of School Meals Programs
(Held July 29, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Repeated July 30, 10 – 11:30 a.m.)
This session will cover everything about School Meals Programs that is not done in the kitchen including the direct certification process, a plug for online applications, meal counting IF there is a change in meal service this year and financial management of the school foodservice account.
Administrative Review Prep
(Held July 28, 2 – 2:30 p.m., Repeated July 30, 2 – 2:30 p.m.)
Forty-eight schools and RCCI’s are scheduled for the National School Lunch program review this year. Stop by to get a start on the review process by learning about the computer system and documents needed for the review. We will go through the terminology, so everyone is speaking the same ‘language’ and touch on the most common errors found during the review.
Challenges in the Kitchen: Service, Menu and Smiles
(Held July 28, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Repeated July 30, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
School foodservice may look very different this coming year from where meals are served, how meals are served and even what the menu will look like. We will cover the latest guidance to feeding your scholars with a smile.
Equipment: Grants and More
(Held July 29, 3 – 3:30 p.m., Repeated July 30, 2 – 2:30 p.m.)
The USDA recently announced the next round of National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants. This year the grant is open to ALL schools as the financial state of most school foodservices were impacted by the emergency closures. We will go through the application process, highlight some of the possibilities to use the grant dollars on and talk with a grantee on their process for submitting a successful application.
Food Safety and Beyond
(Held July 28, 11 a.m. – 12noon, Repeated July 29, 2 – 3 p.m.)
This will be a one-hour training on the challenges to safely serve food in the coming school year while social distancing, increased sanitization and documenting employee health. Those needing the Sanitation Update this year will have the opportunity to use this class along with 2 more hours of documented Food Safety/Sanitation coursework to fulfill the requirements of “3 hours of Food Safety/Sanitation training at least every 5 years”.
(Held July 29, 2 – 2:30 p.m., Repeated July 30, 11:30 p.m. – 12 Noon)
This session will cover a few of the National School Lunch program that we get the most questions about – How will I get my Professional Development done this year?; Will I have to accommodate Special Diets in the new meal service styles?; Can I use my Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grant dollars to cover all my produce costs? Tune in for answers to these questions and more.
(Held July 28, 10 – 11 a.m., Repeated July 30, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
Current updates on USDA Foods for School Year 2020-2021
USDA Processing with Brokers, LIVE
(Held July 29, 11 a.m. – 12 noon, Repeated July 29, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
Hear from the brokers that represent our current processed foods, live Q&A, recipe ideas, plus hear about new products!!