Date: August 21, 2013
Time(s): Agenda - Morning Sessions
8:00 - 9:45 USDA Foods Overview
8:00 - 9:45 Approving Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications
10:00 - 11:45 USDA Foods Distribution Program: In-depth Review
10:00 - 11:45 Meal Counting and Claiming
Agenda - Afternoon Sessions
1:00 - 2:45 Offer vs. Serve
1:00 - 2:45 Meal Planning Basics
3:00 - 4:45 Breakfast Meal Pattern
3:00 - 4:45 Food Production Records and Standardized Recipes
Location: South Central Service Cooperative, 2075 Lookout Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003
Approving Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications
This session is recommended for staff who are involved with managing and maintaining student meal benefits. Participants will learn to correctly approve and process Applications for Educational Benefits, directly certify students for meal benefits, create rosters and maintain required documentation for compliance with program regulations.
Breakfast Meal Pattern
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) regulations will phase in changes to the school breakfast meal pattern over the next few years. Participants will learn breakfast changes for the 2013-14 school year and what to expect for future program years.
Food Production Records and Standardized Recipes
Through hands-on learning activities, participants will be introduced to required elements of food production records. Learn what records to maintain and how to complete documents to prove that meals served meet program requirements.
Meal Counting and Claiming
This session will show participants how to obtain accurate point-of-service meal counts and complete claims editing. School food authority meal claiming responsibilities will also be reviewed.
Meal Planning Basics
This session is directed toward staff that plans school lunch menus. Participants will learn the School Lunch Meal Pattern and be introduced to tools to effectively navigate and manage menu planning requirements.
Offer vs. Serve
Learn the basics about the Offer vs. Serve provision and how the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act regulations affect the implementation of this option for lunch meal service. Test your knowledge of Offer vs. Serve by participation in hands on activities to assist you in recognizing a reimbursable meal.
USDA Foods Overview
This session is designed for all food distribution related staff including caterers, business managers and food service employees. The session provides a more in-depth overview of the USDA Foods (Commodities) program and the four distribution channels available to Minnesota sponsors, i.e., Regular USDA Foods, MN Rebate Program (MRP), MN Fee for Service (FFS) and the USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (DoD-FFVP).
USDA Foods Distribution Program: In-depth Review
This session is designed for all food distribution related staff including caterers, business managers and food service employees that use the Cyber-Linked Interactive Child Nutrition System (CLiCS) to respond to preference surveys, track orders and oversee entitlement. The session provides an expansive view of Food Distribution Program processes for successful participation. Detailed discussions regarding “how to’s” of the four distribution channels, i.e., Regular USDA Foods, MN Rebate Program (MRP), MN Fee for Service (FFS) and the USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (DoD-FFVP), as well as the surveying, tracking and rebating processes within CLiCS 1 will also be reviewed.
Event Type: Workshop
Target Audience: School nutrition program administrators, food service staff, staff involved with managing Applications for Educational Benefits
Sponsor: Food and Nutrition Service
Contact: Liane Jensen
Contact Phone: 651-582-8526
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration URL: Register for this workshop.
Registration Deadline: Until filled.