Child Nutrition Training


If you have questions regarding any of our trainings, please contact a member of the Child Nutrition staff.

Back to Basics Handbook (Updated 7/24/2020)

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Administrative Review Procedure Changes & Updates (40:00) - 2020
CACFP Claim Demo (60:00) - 2019
 Filing Your Claim & Preparing Your Desk Audit (35:00) - 2020

For additional CACFP training, please use this link to visit the CACFP pages.


Please use this link to find information and webinars for CNPWeb.


Please use this link to find information and webinars for Financial Reporting.

National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

After you have watched a webinar, print off the Certificate of Completion, located below the webinars, add your name to it and keep it on file to document your training hours. There is no need to submit these to our office as we do not track training hours.

Common Review Findings  (15:00) - (Recorded SY20)
Counting & Claiming Reimbursable Meals (15:00) - (Recorded SY21) 
Crediting Meal Components (30:00) - (Recorded SY21) 
Determining Student Eligibility for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals (30:00) - (Recorded SY22) pdf
Dietary Accommodations (30:00) - (Recorded SY21) 
Ensuring Student Access to School Meals (15:00) - (Recorded SY21) 
Financial: Know Your Numbers (15:00) (Recorded SY19) 
Food Safety and HACCP Plans (30:00) - (Recorded SY21)
Informal Procurement (30:00) (Recorded SY21)
Introduction to Child Nutrition Programs (15:00) - (Recorded SY21)  
Legislative Update (45:00) - (Recorded SY21)
Local Foods (30:00) - (Recorded SY21) 
Local Wellness Policies (15:00) -  (Recorded SY21)
NOI (40:00) - (Recorded SY20) 
Offer Versus Serve (30:00) - (Recorded SY21)
Onsite Monitoring Requirements (15:00) - (Recorded SY21) 
Procurement Basics (15:00) - (Recorded SY21)
Procurement Review Training (45:00) (Recorded SY21) 
Production Records (15:00) - (Recorded SY21)
Professional Standards (15:00) - (Recorded SY21) 
Resource Management (15:00) - (Recorded SY21) 
Smart Snacks (15:00) - (Recorded SY21) 
Standardized Recipes (15:00) - (Recorded SY21)
The School Breakfast Program (15:00) - (Recorded SY21)  
The School Lunch Program (30:00) - (Recorded SY21)
Triennial Assessment of the Local Wellness Policy (15:00) - (Recorded SY21) 


New Director Boot Camp SY2022

Additional Requirements (pdf)
Approving Applications Activity  (pdf)
Breakfast Meal Pattern
Civil Rights Requirements (This does not fulfill the yearly Civil Rights training) (pdf)
Determining Students Eligibility (pdf)
FFVP, After School Snack Program & CACFP At-Risk (pdf)
Local Foods (pdf)
Lunch Meal Pattern (pdf)
Meal Accommodations (pdf)
Meal Counting (pdf)
Meal or No Meal (pdf)
Net Off Invoice (NOI) (pdf)
Overview of the Child Nutrition Programs (pdf)
Policies and Legislation (pdf)
Procurement 101 (pdf)
Professional Standards (pdf)
Resource Management (pdf)
Smart Snacks (pdf)
Standardized Recipes & Production Records (pdf)
USDA Annual Survey (pdf)

Questions and answers from the New Director Boot Camp "Parking Lot"

Pandemic EBT

Summer P-EBT Webinar-September 20, 2021
Summer P-EBT  (pdf)
Summer P-EBT Explanation (one page)


Updates with Walter
October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021 (pdf)

Please use this link to find Verification information and webinars



Certificate of Completion

Professional Standards

Child Nutrition Events Information on upcoming events of interest to school food service professionals.
Maine DOE Professional Development Calendar All DOE professional development hosted by the Department.
Professional Standards Training Database Lists more than 500 free or low-cost training opportunities for school nutrition professionals