This course will educate and inspire the user to implement or expand a School Breakfast Program. Topics include the benefits of school breakfast, alternative delivery systems (e.g. Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab 'n Go Breakfast), promoting school breakfast, and overcoming school breakfast challenges.
This course fulfills mandatory annual training requirements for members of school food service in the topic of Civil Rights. The user will learn some of the history of Civil Rights, learn about protected classes, learn the proper way to manage complaints of Civil Rights discrimination, and learn how to make accommodations for persons with disabilities.
This course teaches the user how to minimize the risks in Farm to School programs. This includes not just sourcing food from local producers, but also school gardens, nutrition and agriculture classroom lessons, field trips to local farms, and taste testing of local products. Most of the information in this lesson is based on recommendations from the USDA's Produce Safety University.
This course teaches the user how to forecast in order to efficiently procure items for the school meal program. The importance of cycle menus, standardized recipes, production records, and recording current inventory is stressed and exercises are included which help the user accurately predict what goods are needed in a given program.
This course teaches users about Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in Pennsylvania. Topics include the selection criteria for acceptance into the program, requirements for compliance with the program, and strategies for success. It is intended for use by Pennsylvania schools that have been awarded Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grants, as well as schools which may be interested in applying for the program.
This course teaches users the requirements of The National School Lunch Afterschool Snack Program (ASP). This is an extension of The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) which provides reimbursement for nutritious snacks served to students in afterschool programs that include enrichment and learning activities. Topics include eligibility, meal pattern, and monitoring/recordkeeping.
This course gives the user an overview of School Nutrition Programs, including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), Special Milk Program (SMP), Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
This course will teach the user about Procurement in the School Nutrition Program in order to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. Topics include the necessity of full and open competition, the need for a separate fund for the SNP, types of procurement (e.g. micro-purchase, informal bid, formal bid), local procurement, and much more.
Production Records are the bedrock upon which a sound school meal program is based. They are required for effective forecasting as well as to ensure your program receives reimbursement for meals served. This course teaches the benefits and requirements of Production Records, using Standardized Recipes and Usage Recipes and includes hands-on activities to help the user become familiar with how to keep accurate Production Records.
This course will teach the user the requirements for a reimbursable school breakfast. Topics include general meal pattern requirements, the limits on offering juice, the options for offering meat and meat alternates, how components credit in smoothies at breakfast, grain and milk requirements, and more. In addition to this, the user will learn the Offer Versus Serve (OVS) and Nutrition Standard requirements of school breakfast.
This course teaches the user about the Meal Pattern in the National School Lunch Program. The user will learn about component requirements of a reimbursable school lunch, the age/grade groups for lunch, allowable and unallowable items within each group, and requirements for minimum weekly grains, whole-grain rich items, meat and meat alternates, milk, and fruit and vegetables. In addition to this, Offer Versus Serve (OVS) and Nutrition Standards are covered.
This course will teach the user the purpose of the Administrative Review as well as what to expect during an Off-site Assessment and On-site Review. The user will learn the frequency of reviews, the areas addressed, and deadlines for submission of documentation and information.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) aim to provide all participating children with the nutritious meals they need to be healthy. In order to operate these Programs, school food authorities (SFAs) in Pennsylvania enter into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
While this module focuses primarily on reasonable modifications in the NSLP and SBP, the information also applies to the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), the Special Milk Program (SMP), the afterschool snack component of the NSLP, and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). Although the school food service is specifically responsible for providing the necessary meal modifications for children participating in the School Meal Programs, the overall responsibility for accommodating children with disabilities rests with the local education agency (LEA).
This course explains the nutrition standards imposed upon all foods and beverages sold outside of the federal child nutrition programs in schools. The user will learn the situations under which Smart Snacks regulations do and do not apply, as well as regulations for school fundraisers.