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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

Managing Your Child Nutrition Program Workshops

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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 2017 Managing Your Child Nutrition Program course will be offered during the following weeks:

Week 1

Monday, July 10 – Thursday, July 13

Week 2

Monday, July 17 – Thursday, July 20

Week 3

Monday, July 24 – Thursday, July 27

Week 4

Monday, July 31 – Thursday, August 3

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

Day 1

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Days 2 and 3

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Day 4

8:00 am – noon

Lodging and meals that will be provided are as follows:

LODGING

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

MEALS

Breakfast

Each morning at the training site

Lunch

Days 2 and 3 at the training site

Dinner

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

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. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first- serve basis.

To apply for participation please complete and submit the application found here by June 2, 2017. You will receive an e-mail with further instruction for registration once the application has been submitted. Sessions fill quickly so get your applications in early!

If you have any questions concerning the training session or application process, please contact MaryBeth Sotir at (518) 473-8781.

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 special accommodations such as interpreters, large print or Braille materials are needed, please contact Ellen Eisenhut at the Madison-Oneida BOCES at 1-888-532-1132.

Upcoming Training

July 10, 2017 to July 13, 2017
July 17, 2017 to July 20, 2017
July 24, 2017 to July 27, 2017
July 31, 2017 to August 3, 2017

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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