School Nutrition Team Webcasts

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Topic

Description

Date

Length

Handouts

Administrative Review: Part 1

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This segment of the Administrative Review webinar covers Benefits and Issuance, Verification, and Meal Counting and Claiming. 11/1/13 37 minutes PowerPoint with Script

Administrative Review: Part 2

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This segment of the Administrative Review webinar covers Meal Components and Quantities, Offer versus Serve, Dietary Specifications, and Nutrient Analysis 11/1/13 30 minutes PowerPoint with Script

Administrative Review: Part 3

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This segment of the Administrative Review webinar covers Resource Management, General Program Compliance, Other Federal Programs, and Post-Review Procedure. 11/1/13 34 minutes PowerPoint with Script

What's for Breakfast?

Part 1: The New Meal Pattern

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Part 1 will provide an overview of the new meal pattern including changes that have been implemented for SY 2013-14 as well changes that will begin in SY 2014-15.

9/12/13 23 minutes

 

PowerPoint with Script

What's for Breakfast?

Part 2: Offer versus Serve

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Part 2 will provide a description and examples of how OVS operates for the School Breakfast Program. Play “Meal of Fortune” to test your knowledge of what makes up a reimbursable meal. 

9/12/13 32 minutes

 

PowerPoint with Script

What's for Breakfast?

Part 3: Menu Planning

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Part 3 will introduce various tools available to assist in the planning of breakfast menus. An overview is provided for the breakfast menu planning worksheet, weekly nutrient calculator, recipe analysis tool, and the USDA breakfast workbook. 

9/12/13 12 minutes PowerPoint with Script

Buy Right with NEW Regulations 

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Review the Federal Procurement Regulations including the NEW purchasing regulations and how they affect you, the bid opening process, and the ethics involved with the entire procurement process.

 

7/28/09

18 minutes

PowerPoint with Script

 

Purchasing Bid Timeline

Child Nutrition Programs Regulations: "The Basics"

 

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Learn what is necessary to successfully administer the Child Nutrition Programs. The basis for this class is the "regulations" as defined in the "Permanent Agreement/Policy Statement" and the online school contract with DPI.

Note: Unfortunately, there were some technical difficulties with this recording. Therefore, the first few minutes were cut off and the recording was broken into three parts. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

8/3/11

Part 1
8 minutes

Part 2
29 minutes

Part 3
2 hours + 19 minutes

PowerPoint

Handouts 2-3 (two-sided)

Handouts 4-13 (two-sided)

Activity 1 (two-sided)

Activity 2 (one-sided, 8x14")

Activity 3 (two-sided)

Resources (two-sided, printing optional)

Session Question and Answers Follow-up

Community Eligibility Provision new

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This 45 minute presentation will provide an overview of Community Eligibility Provision, teach you how to identify eligibility requirements, and give practical application examples. 7/7/14 45 minutes Handout

Dietary Guidelines for Americans - 2010

A mini-course for school nutrition personnel interested in how the Dietary Guidelines impact the proposed nutrient standards.  The recommendations for whole grains, milk, fruits, vegetables and protein, and how they align with the proposed school meal changes are discussed. Find out how you can begin working to implement the guidelines into the USDA National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.

8/18/11

1 hour + 49 minutes

PowerPoint Handout

Vegetable Activity

Fact Sheets For Healthier School Meals

HealthierUS School Challenge Checklist

Fun, Exciting and Tasty Ways to Describe School Meals

Session Question and Answers Follow-up

Formulated Grain-Fruit Products Guidances

 

Direct Certification 

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This 15 minute presentation efficiently guides you through the online Direct Certification process. USDA requires LEAs to run Direct Certification at least three times during every school year. Follow along as Marisa and Abby simplify and clarify Direct Certification.

 

6/10/13 15 minutes

Farm to School 101

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Are you interested in starting a Farm to School program but feel overwhelmed by the many responsibilities you already have on your tray? We know that starting up new programs can be challenging, that’s why during this presentation we will provide you with simple ways you can incorporate Farm to School activities in your school. We will cover a variety of topics including local purchasing considerations, student involvement and school gardens! Whether you are new to Farm to School or well-seasoned in the topic, this presentation will provide information on the components of a comprehensive program. 

9/17/13 50 minutes PowerPoint with Script

Being Updated

Financial Basics:
Claiming Reimbursement for the School Nutrition Programs

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This session goes through the steps involved in filing an accurate electronic claim for reimbursement for the various School Nutrition Programs, as well as explaining how these reimbursements are paid to the school. 8/25/09 19 minutes

PowerPoint

Script

Being Updated

Financial Basics:
Filing an Annual Financial Report for the School Nutrition Programs

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This session will walk you through the process of completing the required Annual Financial Report where all revenues and expenditures of the foodservice program are accounted for. Examples of prorating will be given to help you in appropriately allocating both revenues and expenditures between the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, A la Carte and Afterschool Snacks.

 

8/25/09 21 minutes

PowerPoint

Script

Food Safety Plan Based on Process Approach to Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Principles

Participants are encouraged have existing plans, if available, to determine if necessary items are included. The DPI prototype plans designed for use in Wisconsin school operations are provided as a resource. Easy to follow steps and resources are shared to fine tune existing plans or adapt the DPI version for specific school operations. 8/4/11 2 hours + 20 minutes

PowerPoint Presentation

Handouts (one-sided)

Activity (two-sided)

Resource: Food Safety Plan (two-sided, printing optional)

Resource: Guidance for School Food Authorities: Developing a School Food Safety Program Based on the Process Approach to HACCP Principles (two-sided, printing optional)

 

Updating Food Safety Plan (Advanced)

 

High Fidelity PresentationVideo

Low Resolution Replay (WMV)

USDA requires periodic validation, at least annually, of the existing food safety plan to make necessary updates. In addition, ongoing verification activities should be in place to ensure that the plan is followed and to identify additional training needs. After a brief review of necessary food safety plan components, participants will use an evaluation checklist to assess the school agency's existing plan and learn what to look for when verifying that the plan is operational. Resources will be shared to assist participants with plan updates and training.

 

8/16/11

1 hour + 43 minutes

PowerPoint Presentation

Food Safety Plan Handouts (two-sided)

Additional Handouts (one-sided)

Free and Reduced Price Meals Eligibility Process: Getting Started

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This webcast discusses where to find the free and reduced price meal application and resource materials on the website, and the distribution and public release requirements. 9/13/10 12 minutes

PowerPoint

Script

F/R Meal Application

Income Guidelines

Public Release

 

2011-2012 School Year (SY) Updates for this webcast

Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Process: Eligibility Certification
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In this webcast learn about the certification process which includes direct certification, application approval (income and categorical), and categorical eligibility for homeless, migrant/runaway youth, and Head Start/Even Start. 9/13/10 40 minutes

PowerPoint

Script

F/R Meal Application

Income Guidelines

 

2011-2012 School Year Updates for this webcast

Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Process: Special Approval Situations and Recordkeeping Requirements

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In this webcast learn about the certification process in special situations such as foreign exchange students, joint custody, Foster child/KinshipCare/adoption, transfer students, and self employed seasonal workers. Recordkeeping requirements for the programs are also reviewed. 9/13/10 21 minutes

PowerPoint

Script

Determining Eligibility for Meal/Milk Benefits for Students in Foster Care, Kinship Care and Adoption Assistance

 

2011-2012 School Year Updates for this webcast

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
Part 1 - Program Regulations

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This session provides an overview of the program requirements including information on budget and menu planning, food safety, nutrition education and program promotion.

8/22/13

44

minutes

PowerPoint

Script 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Part 2 - 3 Bids and a Buy 

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This PowerPoint is intended to provide information on basic procurement and how to conduct a bid using informal procurement methods (purchases costing less than $150,000); referred to in the presentation as “3 Bids and a Buy”. 9/5/13 20 minutes PowerPoint

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Part 3 - Budgets and Claiming

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This session will prepare participants in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program to submit online budgets and claims for the program.  9/30/13 20 minutes

Being Updated

Great Beginnings Academy

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Hear about our one year training experience for managers/directors new to School Nutrition Programs.

 

9/14/07 12 minutes

PowerPoint

HUSSC: Achieving Success in Wisconsin

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This webinar introduces the HealthierUS School Challenge to participants, discuss the certification levels, reviews the criteria, and provides tips for getting started on taking the challenge.  9/6/13 19 minutes

PowerPoint

HUSSC website 

HUSSC: Completing Your Application

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This webinar is for people who have made the decision to take the challenge but want more information about accessing the application. 9/6/13 21 minutes 

PowerPoint

HUSSC website

HUSSC: Required Documentation

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This webinar reviews the supporting documentation that is required to be submitted along with a school’s HUSSC application. 9/6/13 10 minutes

PowerPoint

HUSSC website

Being Updated

Introduction to the Food Buying Guide

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The Food Buying Guide (FBG) is essential to following the USDA credentialing regulations. Learn how to read the tables and what the FBG all has to offer.

 

9/05/07 8 minutes PowerPoint

Calorie and Saturated Fat Tool for Recipe Analysis

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With the changes to the National School Lunch Program effective July 1, 2012, calculating calories and saturated fat quantities for each item served is imperative to make sure your meals are fitting within the range requirements. We realize that this can be a cumbersome and overwhelming task. For this purpose, we have made a quick and easy recipe calculator that will help you determine what you need to know about your recipes. We will be reviewing how to read a nutrition facts label, where to find nutrition fact sheets, and how to use the recipe calculator developed by the School Nutrition Team.

 

2/08/13 12 minutes

Script

PowerPoint

New Lunch Meal Pattern 

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Feeling overwhelmed by the new meal pattern requirements for lunch? In this training, you will receive an overview of the National School Lunch Program meal pattern, which includes discussion on the five components, offer versus serve, and other dietary specifications.

 

6/20/13 47 minutes PowerPoint

On, Wisconsin! Cycle Menus - Getting Started

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This webcast demonstrates how to use the resources included in the On, Wisconsin! Menus in a step-by-step format and provides tips for implementation in your program. 1/27/14 19 minutes

PowerPoint

Script 

Portion Control:
What's the Scoop on Portion Control?

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USDA regulations require that schools serve minimum quantities of food that meet meal pattern requirements. This session will provide line staff with information to ensure that correct portion sizes are being served as well as planned and prepared. Through hands on activities participants will learn the reason for portion control, tools needed and tips for controlling portions. Participants will also learn how portion sizes affect nutrient content and overall food cost.

 

8/23/11 17 minutes

PowerPoint

Script

Production Records:
The Perfect Production or 30 minutes to Keeping "Great" Production Records!

"The Perfect Production" is an overview of the important role that complete and accurate production records play in the success of all successful school nutrition programs. In this MS Live recording, originally prepared for the Lacrosse-Coulee region 2011 summer in-service training, viewers will understand the critical role production records play in managing every aspect of a school's foodservice operation and learn valuable skills in the efficient and timely completion of the daily production records.

 

8/22/11 28 minutes

PowerPoint Presentation

USDA's Menu Planner for Healthy School Meals

Production Record Template

Food Transport Record Template

Modified Salad Bar Record Template

Garden Bar Record Template

Condiment Record Template

Special Dietary Needs:
Looking at Special Needs through Different Eyes...

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Schools often are apprehensive about their role in accommodating children with special dietary needs. This presentation offers USDA's regulatory guidance on the subject, discusses several dietary modifications that schools may be asked to provide and gives insight on the importance of creating a positive school meals experience for all children.

 

11/4/08 15 minutes

PowerPoint

Script

Special Dietary Needs:
Working Together to Accommodate Special Dietary Needs

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Two of the biggest barriers for accommodating students' documented special dietary needs are fear and lack of knowledge. This presentation focuses on identifying stakeholders and resources that will aid in working together cooperatively and effectively.

 

11/4/08 25 minutes PowerPoint

Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools (aka Smart Snacks)

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This webcast provides an overview of the Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools (aka Smart Snacks). 4/17/14 40 minutes

Handout

Q&A's

Understanding USDA's Special Milk Program

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This webcast involves Understanding USDA’s Special Milk Program and is intended for schools who are either interested in participating in the Special Milk Program or who are already participating and would like a better understanding of the regulations and requirements set up by USDA for the administration of the Special Milk Program for schools.  7/9/13 20 minutes PowerPoint with Script

Understanding USDA's Severe Need Breakfast Program

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The Severe Need Breakfast program provides additional reimbursements for schools who serve at least 40% of lunches to students who qualify for free and reduced meal benefits. Eligibility is determined on a school by school basis and must be applied for annually. This webcast provides guidance on the regulatory requirements for the program and helps schools determine if they might qualify for severe need reimbursement rates.

 

10/29/09 7 minutes

PowerPoint

Script

Verification Process - What is Involved?

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Overview of Verification: process starts with the approved applications on file on October 1st (excluding applications still being “carried over” for 30 operating days from the previous school year). Students identified by Direct Certification are excluded. Learn how to conduct the verification process which is to be completed annually by November 15th. What are the responsibilities of the Determining, Verifying, Confirming and Hearing Officials? Tips for success are shared! Learn which letters ensure Civil Rights compliance. Special situations, replacing an application and “Verification for Cause” are explained. Expand your knowledge of USDA’s Eligibility Manual for School Meals: Determining and Verifying Eligibility.”

 

10/30/13 1 hour, 5 minutes

PowerPoint with Script

{Print or download a copy of this PowerPoint as “Notes Pages}

Verification Process - 3 Sample Sizes and Methods of Selection

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3 Verification sampling methods are: Standard, Alternate #1 (randomly) and Alternate #2. Learn which method your agency may or must use. “Verification Forms” are recommended.

10/30/13 26 minutes

PowerPoint with Script

{Print or download a copy of this PowerPoint as “Notes Pages}

Instructions for Submitting the Verification Collection Report 

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“Verification Collection Report” (VCR) must be submitted by February 1. Print “Instructions”. Learn how to complete/submit the VCR under “Online Services”. Remember: failure to submit by February 1 will result in your school/district/RCCI being placed in claims withholding. Claims will not be paid while in withholding. 

 

11/5/13 32 minutes

PowerPoint with Script

{Print or download a copy of this PowerPoint as “Notes Pages}

Weekly Nutrient Calculator

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The Weekly Nutrient Calculator is a tool developed to aid you in performing a weighted nutrient analysis (calories, saturated fat, and sodium) on one week of menus. This tool can be used to ensure compliance with the nutrient specifications of the NSLP and SBP meal patterns, but may not be used as part of the menu certification process. 

9/12/13 12 minutes PowerPoint with Script
Direct Diversion Monitoring - Low Resolution Replay (WMV) This MS Live presentation covers inventory monitoring and includes a brief discussion on entering pound commitment. 10/25/11 26 minutes PowerPoint
WI Commodity Ordering System CARS Report AccessVideo

This webcast covers accessing and printing the Commodity Allocation Receipt Summary (CARS) report.

 

11/12/08 7 minutes PowerPoint
WI Commodity Ordering System SFA Summary and Delivery Location Forms SubmissionVideo

This webcast covers the accessing and entry of both the School Food Authority (SFA) Summary form and the Delivery Location Form in the WI Commodity Ordering System.

 

11/12/08 6 minutes PowerPoint

WI Commodity Ordering System Orders Tab InstructionsVideo

 

This webcast covers the accessing and use of the Orders tab in the WI Commodity Ordering System. 11/12/08 9 minutes PowerPoint
WI Commodity Ordering System Allocation Tab InstructionsVideo

This webcast covers the accessing and use of the Allocations tab in the WI Commodity Ordering System.

 

11/12/08 10 minutes PowerPoint
WI Commodity Ordering System Surplus Request InstructionsVideo This presentation covers the accessing of the Surplus request screen in the WI Commodity Ordering System. 11/12/08 14 minutes PowerPoint

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