Nutrition Program Updates for the Week of May 21, 2018

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Nutrition Program Updates for the Week of May 21, 2018

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Offices Closed

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018, for Memorial Day.


Child and Adult Care Food Program Updates

Training Opportunities

Registration is available for two remaining Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Basic Trainings. This live, in-person workshop provides basic information on the CACFP. The target audience for this workshop is vended meal operators, new directors, program coordinators, or center staff with CACFP responsibilities at child care centers and adult care centers. Sponsors are encouraged to invite their vended meal operators to also attend. Each workshop will be held 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and will cover the same content. For more details and to register to attend a session at one of the locations listed below, visit the BASICS Workshop Registration page.

  • Wednesday, May 23: Blandin Foundation – Grand Rapids
  • Friday, June 29: Minnesota Department of Education – Roseville

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School Nutrition Program Updates

Upcoming School Nutrition Program Training Opportunities

Details and registration information for all training opportunities are available on the School Nutrition's Training and Professional Standards webpage.

  • Southwestern Minnesota Training Opportunity
    Recipe Exchange Registration
    Topic: School Lunch Recipe Exchange
    Date: May 22, 2018 (2:30-5 p.m.)
    Location: Marshall
  • Culinary Training for School Nutrition Professionals
    Culinary Registration
    Topic: Basic Culinary Techniques
    Part 1: June 18, 2018 (8-10 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.)
    Part 2: July 25, 2018 (3-5 p.m.), or September 27, 2018 (3-5 p.m.)
    Location: Falcon Heights
  • School Lunch Scramble 2018
    Lunch Scramble Registration
    Day 1: Financial Management for School Nutrition Programs
    Day 2: School Breakfast Round Up
    Dates: June 19-20, 2018
    Locations: Thief River Falls, Fergus Falls, Marshall, and Roseville    
  • School Nutrition Back to School Essentials
    Back to School Registration
    Day 1: Free and Reduced-Price Process
    Day 2: Meal Service Basics
    Dates: August 14-15, 2018
    Locations: Thief River Falls, Fergus Falls, Sartell, Marshall and Shoreview

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