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.
  • School Nutrition Tuesdays @ 2 Webinars - 11/18/14
    Course descriptions and registration for the School Nutrition Tuesday's @ 2 webinars.
  • School Nutrition Essentials Training Series 2014-15 - 9/30/14
    The School Nutrition Essentials training series is designed specifically for new schools and staff new to the National School Lunch Program. The content of each session is targeted to staff that may perform the various responsibilities of School Nutrition Programs.

Training Resources

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.