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THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

Office for Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education
Child Nutrition Program Administration
89 Washington Avenue, Room 375 EBA, Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 473-8781 Fax: (518) 473-0018

To: 
District Superintendents; Superintendents of Public Schools; Chief Administrators of Nonpublic Schools Participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; Chancellor of New York City Public Schools; Food Service Directors/Managers
From: 
Paula Tyner-Doyle, Coordinator
Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Subject: 
Child Nutrition Training Opportunities

*Monsey Area Meeting added!

The New York State Education Department offers both in-person and online training for school Food Service Directors/Managers and interested school business officials, supervisors, cook managers, and others involved with the operation of school nutrition programs. These training are provided at no charge and contribute toward Professional Standards annual training requirements.

 

In-Person Training

Child Nutrition Program Updates August 2017

These sessions will cover the most recent changes to the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs as well as provide an opportunity for participants to discuss creative solutions for implementing Program requirements and share best practices. A listing of the locations, dates and times is attached. These sessions will provide three hours towards Professional Standards annual training requirements. A webinar containing the same update information will be posted on our Child Nutrition Knowledge Center for those who are unable to attend. Topics will include:

  • New Direct Certification Matching Process
  • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
  • New CACFP Meal pattern for Pre-K/Nursery School students
  • Flexibilities with Whole Grain Rich, Flavored Low-Fat Milk, and Sodium
  • Annual Renewal
  • Afterschool Snack and Extended Day Snack
  • Student Meal Charge Policies
  • Interactive Group Discussions – Meal Charge Polices, Increasing Breakfast Participation, and Increasing Revenue in your Program.

Master Instructor Training Network

Currently, SED Master Instructors are available to teach the NYS 10 Hour Sanitation Course (five two-hour modules) and ServSafe. SFAs requesting training must have a minimum of 10 participants able to attend and provide a training location. To schedule a training, please contact a Master Instructor listed on our website at least 3 months in advance.

 

Online Training

Webinars

SED will host live webinars in August and these webinars will be recorded and available from the Child Nutrition Knowledge Center website for future viewing.

 

Date

Time

Topic

Event ID

Wednesday August 9, 2017

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Farm to School  

800 450 643

Wednesday August 16, 2017

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Child Nutrition Updates

807 917 412

 

WebEx requires the use of a computer and phone to view and listen to the presentation. Instructions for accessing the webinar(s) through WebEx are detailed below.

Instructions for registering for SED webinars:

  1. Go to https://meetnydirect.webex.com/ , click the “Home” tab on the left-hand corner at the top of the screen and enter the Event ID in the blue box provided for each webinar you wish to attend. Select “Join.” You will be redirected to another screen displaying information for the event.
  2. On the bottom of the screen, select “Register” to register for the event.
  3. Enter your first and last name, email address and the SFA name in the space provided, and then select your title from the drop-down menu. If you are not associated with an SFA, type “N/A” in the space provided.  Please note: it is essential to provide a correct email address that you have access to as WebEx will send the event link, event information, and the registration ID to the email address provided. Once finished, select “Submit.”
  4. Once you have registered for the webinar, WebEx will send you an email containing the link to access the webinar along with your unique registration ID.

*If the Event ID does not work (Gives “Invalid number or Room ID. Try again” message), click the “Events Center” tab on the center at the top of the screen, click “Attend an Event” then “List of Events” then register for the Event you wish to attend.

Webinars are updated periodically as needed. Each webinar includes the amount of Professional Standard training hour(s) earned.  The Webinar Library on our website contains pre-recorded webinars on the following topics: 

  • Eligibility/Income Verification
  • Meal Pattern for Menu Planners
  • Basic Meal Pattern
  • Administrative Review
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
  • Procurement, Local Foods, and Farm to School
  • RCCI/Jail
  • Food Service Management Company
  • Financial Management

Tutorials

Tutorials are step by step instructions on completing forms and reports that are required to be submitted to SED. Each tutorial provides one credit hour of Professional Standard training.

Guidance is currently available on completing the following forms:

  • Paid Lunch Equity Tool
  • Annual Renewal Tutorial
  • Income Verification Collection Report

CN Snip-Its

CN Snip-Its are PowerPoint slides with speaker notes that provide detailed information on the following specific topics. Each PowerPoint provides one credit hour of Professional Standards training.

  • Production Records
  • Standardized Recipes
  • Civil Rights
  • Community Eligibility Provision(CEP)
  • Procurement
  • Daily Alternate Meals

In-person trainings are conducted at facilities which will, to the greatest extent possible, meet the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities.  In addition, if special accommodations, such as interpreters, large print or Braille materials are needed, please contact the Child Nutrition office.

If you have any questions, please call (518) 473-8781 and ask for your Child Nutrition Representative or email the training team at cntraining@nysed.gov.

 

CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM UPDATE WORKSHOPS

Please pre-register on-line by logging into the Child Nutrition Management system and entering your username and password or by faxing the registration form to (518) 473-0018.  For additional information, call your Child Nutrition representative.

 

LONG ISLAND AREA

Thursday, August 24, 2017

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Registration 

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Western Suffolk BOCES

31 Lee Avenue

Wheatley Heights, NY 11746

 

SYRACUSE AREA

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration  

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES

6075 East Malloy Road

Rodax 8 Conference Room

Syracuse, New York   13208

 

ALBANY AREA

Wednesday, August 30, 2017             

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration  

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

 

New York State School Boards Association

24 Century Hill Drive

Suite 200 2nd Floor

Latham, NY 12110

 

BUFFALO AREA

Thursday, August 31, 2017                  

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration                 

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                                             

 

Erie I BOCES                                                             

355 Harlem Road; Room B2 A and B

West Seneca, NY  14224

 

BROOKLYN AREA

Thursday, August 31, 2017

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration  

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Mesilas Bais Yaakov

420 19th St

Brooklyn, NY 11215

 

MONSEY AREA

Thursday, September 14, 2017

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration  

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Community Outreach Center

11 Remsen Ave

Suite 201

Monsey, NY 10952

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)     mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)     email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en ingles), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de seas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en linea en:http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1)     correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3)     correo electrónicoprogram.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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