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

Office of P-20 Education Policy
Child Nutrition Program Administration
89 Washington Avenue, Room 375 EBA, Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 473-8781 Fax: (518) 473-0018

To: 
School Food Service Directors/Managers
From: 
Paula Tyner-Doyle, Coordinator
Date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Subject: 
Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) Training Available

Institute of Child Nutrition, Resources, training, research

The Institute of Child Nutrition provides face-to-face group training FREE of charge on a variety of child nutrition management topics that are aligned with USDA’s Professional Standards.

The current topics that are available for the trainings are in the categories of

  •          Food Safety
  •          Program Management
  •          Culinary Skills
  •          Nutrition Education
  •          Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

 

ICN has several NEW training topics that are available.

 

Food Allergies for School Directors

(12-hour training)  Because food allergies are a growing food safety and public health concern, managing food allergies in school nutrition programs must be a priority.

Employees will learn about the importance of reading labels, preparing foods with care, cleaning procedures to prevent an allergic reaction, immediate response to an allergic reaction, and prompting food allergy awareness in the school community.

Participants will create a food allergy action plan.

 

Forecasting The Procurement of Foods

(4-hour training)  General concepts about basic forecasting for the procurement of foods in Child Nutrition Programs are covered during this session.

This training does not discuss federal regulations pertaining to the procurement system.

Key topic areas:

  • Stakeholders’ responsibilities and expectations
  • How menus determine goods and services that must be competitively procured
  • Inventory management, product movement, and cost management
  • Product categories, screening, and specifications
  • CN labeling
  • Accurate forecasting of products.  

 

Foundations for Training Excellence:  Basics

(4-hour training) – This is a four-hour option in addition to the eight-hour Foundations for Training Excellence

This session will assist participants in assessing their current skill levels and encourage further professional development. 

Participants will

  • create a topic-focused icebreaker,
  • identify skills of successful trainers
  • describe ways to apply adult learning principles,
  • identify the importance of recognizing audience sensitivity in a training,
  • identify different learning styles and delivery techniques for adult learners,
  • recognize effective facilitation techniques, and
  • identify the characteristics of effective visual aids.

 

Managing Personalities and Conflict

(4-hour training)  The learning objectives for this session are listed below.

  • Identify the role personalities and bias play in conflict.
  • Explain the difference between implicit and explicit bias.
  • Compare and contrast the four most recent generational groups as it relates to how they respond to/manage conflict.
  • Explain the importance of clear goals and purposes.
  • Recall at least two factors that can impact the outcomes of conflict.
  • Describe at least three problem/non-productive behaviors and the related management techniques.
  • Summarize at least two actions that promote success when managing personalities and conflict.

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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