Title: Introduction to School Nutrition Leadership (4 1/2 training days) 
Description: Introduction to School Nutrition Leadership is intended for new and aspiring school nutrition program directors. Lessons provide an overview of school nutrition programs, define the role and responsibilities of a director, and review the relationship between local policies and State/Federal regulations. The training is 32 hours, and the course content is divided over 4 1/2 days, starting with our pre-con, followed by FOUR virtual training dates: Tuesday, October 31, 2023; Thursday, November 2, 2023; Tuesday, November 7, 2023; Thursday, November 9, 2023. All virtual training days will be held from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Lesson topics:
  • Effective Goal Setting Using SMART Goals
  • Program Accountability, Integrity, and the Role of the Director
  • Reimbursable School Meals
  • Meal Accommodations
  • Food Production and Operation Management
  • Procurement and Inventory Management
  • Customer Experience, Merchandising, and Food Presentation
  • Marketing
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Human Resource Management
  • Food Safety
  • Workplace Safety and Emergency Preparedness
INTENDED AUDIENCE – New and Aspiring Directors
KEY AREA: 1: Nutrition, 2: Operations, 3: Administration, & 4: Communications and Marketing
Dates of  Virtual Programming
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Thursday, November 9, 2023
All virtual training days will be held from 8:00am to 4:00pm