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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

Managing Professional Cooking

The New York State Education Department will sponsor four consecutive weeks of Managing Your Child Nutrition Program classes at the Madison Oneida BOCES in Verona, NY this summer. This workshop has been offered since 2015 and is geared toward food service directors and managers that operate in the National School Lunch Program. The workshop provides focused and practical training on topics integral to managing a successful school food service program.

This 4-day workshop has been developed and is instructed by expert school food service directors from around the State. The workshop provides best practices in the areas of financial management, menu planning, local food procurement, communications, and Smarter Lunchrooms. This course provides 15 Professional Standards Continuing Education Training hours.

All of the training, materials, lodging, and designated meals are provided at no charge to the attendees or school/district. Transportation and associated travel costs are the responsibility of each participant and/or school/school district.

The 2022 Managing Your Child Nutrition Program course will be offered during the following weeks:

Week 1

Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, July 8

Week 2

Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 14

Week 3

Monday, July 18 – Thursday, July 21

Week 4

Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28

The workshop will be held at the following times each day:

Day 1

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Days 2

7:30 am – 7:00 pm

Day 3

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Day 4

8:00 am – noon

Lodging and meals that will be provided are as follows:


Single occupancy rooms at an area hotel. Information will be provided upon acceptance.



Each morning at the training site


Days 2 and 3 at the training site


Days 1 & 2, at the training site; Day 3 at a choice of several area restaurants. Directions and meal vouchers will be provided upon completion of day 3.

In order to gain the full training experience, participants are asked to bring the following information to the training for hands-on work group sessions:

  • Public school districts ST-3 report (C fund only) or Non-public Cash Analysis report
  • List of staff and hours they each work
  • Copies of the May reimbursement claim for breakfast and lunch
  • Ala carte sales for May (by building)
  • Menus for May and food bids including produce
  • Your school’s Local Wellness Policy
  • Food Safety Plans

In addition, it is expected that participants are familiar with meal pattern requirements for breakfast and lunch. Please access the Meal Pattern for Menu Planners webinar on the Child Nutrition Knowledge Center for information on meal pattern requirements.

Space is limited to 20 food service directors/managers in each session.

Register for a session here:

If you have any issue accessing the registration form, please email

These summer sessions are being conducted at a facility, which will to the greatest extent possible; meet the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities. In addition, if you receive an email confirmation of your registration and require special accommodations such as interpreters, large print or Braille materials, please contact Ellen Eisenhut at the Madison-Oneida BOCES at 1-888-532-1132.


Upcoming Training

July 5, 2022 to July 8, 2022
July 11, 2022 to July 14, 2022
July 18, 2022 to July 21, 2022
July 25, 2022 to July 28, 2022

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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