If you have questions regarding any of our trainings, please contact a member of the Child Nutrition staff.
Back to Basics Handbook (Updated 8/15/2022)
- 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.
A review of traditional NSLP (15:00) 3/3/2022
A review of traditional NSLP (pdf)
Breakfast (15:00) - (Recorded SY22)
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)
Food Safety and HACCP Plans (30:00) - (Recorded SY21)
Informal Procurement (30:00) (Recorded SY21)
Introduction to Child Nutrition Programs (15:00) - (Recorded SY21)
Local Foods (30:00) - (Recorded SY23)
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)
Whole Grains (10:00) - (Recorded SY23)
- New Director Bootcamp
The following presentations are from the SY2023 New Director Bootcamp
Afterschool Snack, At Risk, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Breakfast Meal Pattern
Civil Rights Requirements - this is an overview of Civil Rights and does not count as the required annual training. You can find the training on the Civil Rights page of our website.
Determining Student Eligibility
Local Foods and Harvest of the Month
Lunch Meal Pattern
Meal or No Meal
Meal Pattern Overview
Overview of Child Nutrition Programs
Sanitation and Food Safety
USDA Foods and NOI
Breakfast Program Quick Guide
Breakfast Program Meal Pattern
Harvest School Cafe Breakfast Menu 9-12
Harvest School Cafe Lunch Menu K-8
It's Short For...
NSLP Quick Guide
Offer vs Serve Breakfast Tip Sheet
Offer vs Serve Lunch Tip Sheet
Special Dietary Need Quick Guide
SY23 Maine Eligibility Quick Reference Guide
These classes are for Maine School Food Service workers only
For Maine Child Nutrition to travel to your District to present a ServSafe class the following requirements must be meet:-A minimum of 15 students
-Registrants from a minimum of 3 Districts
-A screen to project onto
-The room the training will be conducted in is not a pass through to someplace else.
-Signage on the doors “Class in Session: Do not Disturb”
-Room for individuals to separate during the exam. People cannot sit next to someone else. Think social distancing
The class and test will be over two (2) days, either:-A full day with the test on the next day or,
-Start at noon on the first day and finish in the morning on the second day.
The cost for a full class which includes the book and answer sheet is $102. If a person has a current book and is retesting, the cost is $51.00 for an answer sheet.
Once a class is scheduled it will be posted to the Child Nutrition Thursday update and on the Events page of the Child Nutrition website.
Registration for the class ends two weeks before the day of the class. Books will be ordered the day after registration ends.
ServSafe.com offers a class and the ability to take the exam online. In order for the exam to be taken online the device used must have a working camera. The person taking the exam must be visible to the proctor.
Basic Food Safety Practices Checklist
Food Safety Basics Comprehensive Chart
Restaurant Manager's Guide to Passing a Health Inspection
Developing a Culture of Food Safety-Manager's Edition
Culture of Food Safety Scorecard
Developing a Culture of Food Safety
Big 9 Allergens
- Child Nutrition Updates
- Webinar on Economic Disadvantaged Data Collection (Special Provision II) - March 20, 2023
Webinar on Economic Disadvantaged Data Collection (Special Provision II) - March 20, 2023 (pdf)
- February 27, 2023
February 27, 2023 (pdf)
Please use this link to find Verification information and webinars
- Fall Info Meeting
Best Practices for FFVP and After School Snack
Breakfast After the Bell
Federal Funds and Your School Nutrition Program
- Certificate of Completion
- Professional Standards
- 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