Child Nutrition Training

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Back to Basics SY2021

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

Our annual Back to Basics training is being offered virtually this year. It will include the various training webinars listed below that have been recorded by Maine DOE Child Nutrition Staff; the webinars are available for anyone to view. In addition to the webinars, we will be hosting three Zoom meetings on August 13th, 20th & 27th.  These Zoom meetings are intended for new Food Service Directors and by invitation only. 

After you have watched a webinar, print off the Certificate of Completion, 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.

Topics to be discussed August 13, 2020

Introduction to Child Nutrition Programs (15:00) - Certificate of Completion

The School Breakfast Program (15:00) - Certificate of Completion

The School Lunch Program (30:00) - Certificate of Completion

Offer Versus Serve (30:00) - Certificate of Completion

Crediting Meal Components (30:00) - Certificate of Completion
Production Records (15:00) - Certificate of Completion

Standardized Recipes (15:00) - Certificate of Completion
Dietary Accommodations (30:00) - Certificate of Completion

Topics to be discussed August 20, 2020

Counting & Claiming Reimbursable Meals (15:00) - Certificate of Completion
Completing the Annual Participation Packet (15:00) - Certificate of Completion
Determining Student Eligibility for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals (60:00) - Certificate of Completion
Ensuring Student Access to School Meals (15:00) - Certificate of Completion
Filing a Monthly Claim for Reimbursement (15:00) - Certificate of Completion
Understanding USDA Foods (15:00) - Certificate of Completion

Topics to be discussed August 27, 2020

Civil Rights in School Nutrition Programs (30:00) - Certificate of Completion
Food Safety and HACCP Plans (30:00) - Certificate of Completion

Onsite Monitoring Requirements (15:00) - Certificate of Completion

Local Wellness Policies (15:00) - Certificate of Completion

Smart Snacks (15:00) - Certificate of Completion

Professional Standards (15:00) - Certificate of Completion

Procurement Basics (15:00) - Certificate of Completion
Resource Management (15:00) - Certificate of Completion

National School Lunch Program Webinars

Common Review Findings (SY2020)
Financial: Know Your Numbers (SY2019)


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