Training: School Nutrition Programs

Food and Nutrition Service provides training opportunities for sponsors of School Nutrition Programs to support successful operations of programs in compliance with federal regulations. Training opportunities include online training through e-learning, real-time webinars with interactive learning and opportunities to ask questions, and classes offered around the state and at the Minnesota Department of Education.

Registration for training opportunities specific to School Nutrition Program sponsors and school nutrition staff are listed below. Training documents will be available on this page when sessions are announced.
 

Current Training Opportunities

Training Resources

Approving Applications for Educational Benefits - Income Based
The process of approving Applications for Educational Benefits based on household income is covered in this video. Step by step procedures and examples of application approval are presented.

Food Production Record Basics for School Nutrition
The why, what, where and when of this required documentation for school meals programs is covered in this presentation. A variety of food production records formats are presented and the basic layout of a food production record is described.

Offer vs Serve for Breakfast 2014-15
This video presentation covers the Offer versus Serve option for breakfast school nutrition programs. Meal planning requirements are reviewed and the basics of Offer versus Serve are described. Example meals with student selections will test your knowledge of Offer versus Serve requirements.

Offer vs Serve for Lunch 2014-15
This video presentation covers the Offer versus Serve option for lunch school nutrition programs. Meal planning requirements are reviewed and the basics of Offer versus Serve are described. Example meals with student selections will test your knowledge of Offer versus Serve requirements.

Cafeteria Reinvention: Small Changes that Make a Big Difference (70 minutes)
This presentation provides an introduction to behavioral economics – the practice of altering the physical environment in order to affect purchasing and consumption behavior. It also gives participants a solid foundation in the theory behind Smarter Lunchroom interventions.

Offer versus Serve 2014-15 (43 minutes)
This video presentation covers the Offer versus Serve option for breakfast and lunch in school nutrition programs. Meal planning requirements are reviewed and the basics of Offer versus Serve are described. Example meals with student selections will test your knowledge of Offer versus Serve requirements.

Completing the School Nutrition program Administrative Review Off-Site Forms
This 6 minute video describes the process of completing School Nutrition Program Administrative Review off-site forms in the Colyar online system.

Completing the Corrective Action Documents (CAD) for the School Nutrition Program Administrative Review
This 6 minute video describes the process of completing School Nutrition Program Administrative Review Corrective Action Documents (CAD) in the Colyar online system.