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Training Resources, Webinar Archive and Workshops




Topic  Child and Adult Care Food Program

(Updated 3/26/14)

 

Topic CACFP Online Training

bullet CACFP Child Care Institutions—New Institution Training

CACFP New Institution trainings provide guidance to new organizations on the Child and Adult Care Food Program application process and required procedures. New institutions are required to view each applicable session prior to having their application for participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program approved. Participating institutions may also benefit from viewing these trainings and use as Refresher training.


Topic CACFP eTrainings

The following training modules have been developed to assist institutions and facilities in the operation of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.


Topic Training Resources

 

Topic Workshops

 
Date
City
Location
April 8, 2014 Rockford Radisson, 200 S. Bell School Road
May 8, 2014 Alsip Double Tree, 5000 W. 127th St.
June 18, 2014 Marion The Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Drive
June 25, 2014 Northbrook Crown Plaza, 2875 N. Milwaukee Ave.
July 15, 2014 Springfield IEA Prof Dev Center, 3440 Liberty Drive
July 17, 2014 Alsip Double Tree, 5000 W. 127th St.
Aug. 19, 2014 Rock Island Holiday Inn, 226 17th St.

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Topic  Food Distribution Program 


Topic eTrainings

Currently no Food Distribution eTrainings are available. Please check back.

Topic Webinars



Topic Workshops



bullet USDA Foods and Illinois Commodity System Training

Nutrition Program staff is providing a USDA Foods and Illinois Commodity System Training which focuses on the Illinois Commodity System, placing annual commodity order, diversions to processors, Department of Defense (DOD) fresh fruit and vegetable program, and additional monthly processes to teach better management of USDA foods at eight sites this November and December. Trainings are half day sessions with morning and afternoon sessions offered based on location. Pre registration is required and space is limited, so do not hesitate and register today!

Currently no USDA Foods and Illinois Commodity System Training workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates.

Topic Training Resources


Currently no Food Distribution Resources are available. Please check back.

Topic National School Lunch Program Archived Webinars (Updated 4/16/14)

   

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Topic  National School Lunch Program Workshops (8/22/13)


 

bullet First Choice: A Procurement Training for School Food Service Training Announced

First Choice: A Purchasing Manual for School Food Service 2nd Edition will be used for this training. The second edition updates procurement information and integrates food safety information to assist purchaser in establishing procedures to assure receipt of a safe product. Procurement requirements will be explained including steps in purchasing, regulations, market place environment, product movement, bid units, specifications, brand approval, obtaining prices, monitoring cost, product testing, receiving and storage and purchasing cooperatives.

Currently no First Choice: A Purchasing Manual for School Food Service 2nd Edition workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates.

bullet New Workshops on Purchasing in the National School Lunch Program

The Nutrition Programs Division is pleased to announce a new set of workshops focused on purchasing in the National School Lunch Program, The Competitive Edge: Purchasing in the National School Lunch Program. The half-day workshops are designed to assist schools and districts with the processes involved in establishing procurement procedures, developing solicitations/contracts, issuing solicitations for bids, and awarding contracts.  Emphasis is placed on the State and Federal rules and regulations that govern the purchasing of foods and goods for School-Based Child Nutrition Programs.

Currently no Competitive Edge: Purchasing in the National School Lunch Program workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates.

bullet School Meal Service Procurement—The Invitation for Bid and Contract Process

This training is designed to assist school food authorities (SFAs) who currently contract or are seeking to contract for school meal services with a food service management company or meal vendor in meeting all requirements associated with the Invitation for Bid and Contract process.  Participants will better understand the three-step document submission and review process and receive training in developing Invitation for Bid and contract documents that meet federal and state regulations and statutes.

The training is presented in three separate webinar sessions and participants should try to “attend” all three sessions.  All SFAs conducting a new procurement or considering contracting for school meal services are highly encouraged to participate in the training.  Participants must be employees of the school food authority (school or district).

Currently no School Meal Service Procurement – The Invitation for Bid and Contract Process workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates.

bullet Certification and Verification

Gain a solid understanding of the process for certifying and verifying Household Eligibility Applications for school meal programs, including use of the direct certification and direct verification process.

Currently no Certification and Verification Workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates.


bullet Developing a School Food Safety Plan

Schools that participate in the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Programs are required by the United States Department of Agriculture to have a HACCP based food safety plan in place. The Developing a School Food Safety Plan workshop will help schools satisfy this requirement by assisting in the revision of a current food safety plan, or in the development of a new food safety plan. Participants will be introduced to the Process Approach, which allows for a more simplified application of food safety procedures. Participants will also receive information on the overall format of a school food safety plan, writing or revising Standard Operating Procedures, and will work with hands-on activities that can be taken back to schools and immediately used in the training of additional food service staff.

Currently no School Food Safety Plan Workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates.


Topic Civil Rights Training Resources



NSLP Program Administrators


This PowerPoint presentation is to be used to train administrators of all Child Nutrition Programs on civil rights requirements.

  • PowerPoint Format To view speaker notes, Click View, then Presentation View, and then Notes Page.
  • PDF Format Speaker notes are available for some slides. To view available speaker notes, use the mouse to hover over orange conversation bubble that will appear in the upper left hand corner of applicable screens.

NSLP Program Frontline Staff


This is a condensed version of the above PowerPoint that can be utilized by program administrators to conduct the required annual civil rights training for frontline staff.

  • PowerPoint Format To view speaker notes, Click View, then Presentation View, and then Notes Page.
  • PDF Format Speaker notes are available for some slides. To view available speaker notes, use the mouse to hover over orange conversation bubble that will appear in the upper left hand corner of applicable screens.

Topic  Summer Food Service Program


Topic  Miscellaneous Training Opportunities


Topic NFSMI Training Opportunities

The National Food Service Management Training Institute, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, offers workshops, specialized training, online instruction, and satellite seminars/teleconferences on relevant school food service topics. For more information, please go to www.nfsmi.org and click on "Training Opportunities".


Topic Online Videos


  • Food, Fun and Good Health Video (12:19)

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  • English Windows Media Video format
  • Spanish Windows Media Video format