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Region 3 School Nutrition Program 2024 Summer Conference

A Three day event for School Nutrition Program Staff to complete professional standard training hours. This workshop is an opportunity to network with peers and leaders and to explore professional development that promotes the continuous improvement of Child Nutrition Programs.



Day 1 (All Day Session)
Session ID: 613817
Kitchen Math- Tuesday
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Seats Filled: 12 / 40
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Hall 101A

Important Breakout Information:
The goal of this training is to provide participants with the opportunity to review and practice basic culinary math skills, including the basic math principles of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The remainder of the training will focus on other key skills such as measuring and converting measurements, scaling recipes, and calculating food costs. Target Audience: All SNP Staff Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—2000,3000; 2100,3100
Session ID: 613837
Administrative and Procurement Review Process- Tuesday
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Seats Filled: 28 / 40
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Hall 101B

Important Breakout Information:
This course is designed to assist personnel responsible for managing the operational, financial, and procurement functions of child nutrition programs with procedural knowledge and resources to prepare for an Administrative, Financial, and Procurement Review. This course is not designed to teach the programmatic concepts of operating the NSLP and SBP. Target Audience: SNP Directors, Supervisors and Managers Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—3000; 3200; 3260
Session ID: 613841
Meal Patterns- Tuesday
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Seats Filled: 5 / 32
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 102

Important Breakout Information:
This class aims to teach operators of the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program the basic meal pattern knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to run effective and compliant programs including the lunch and breakfast meal patterns. Target Audience: SNP Directors, Supervisors and Managers Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—1000; 1300; 2000
Session ID: 613842
Food Production Records- Tuesday
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Seats Filled: 1 / 32
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 103

Important Breakout Information:
This class teaches Contracting Entities (CEs) basic to advanced Food Production Record (FPR) skills including how to fill out a FPR, how to use meal documentation to support the FPR and how to use the FPR to improve forecasting, communication, organization and to demonstrate compliance. Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—2000; 2100; 2120 Target Audience: SNP Directors, Supervisors and Managers
Session ID: 613855
Writing, Updating and Revising a HACCP Plan for Schools- Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Seats Filled: 8 / 32
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 202

Important Breakout Information:
Please note different starting times for this 3 day session. The purpose of a food safety plan is to ensure the food served to children in the Child Nutrition Programs is safe. By controlling hazards that may occur or may be introduced into foods, school nutrition employees can safeguard food. An effective food safety program will help control food safety hazards that might occur during all points in foodservice ? receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, cooling, reheating, holding, packaging, transporting, and serving. A truly effective food safety plan needs to be developed for a specific school nutrition program (SNP). By developing a food safety plan for the specs of a school (equipment, staff, physical location, etc.), the number of hazards can be significantly reduced for that site. The goal of this 3-day workshop is for participants to take a detailed draft of a school-specific, HACCP-based food safety plan back to their SNPs. This instructor-led workshop incorporates individual work, group discussion, partner work, pre-made templates, and other resources. Professional Standards Crediting: 20 hours—2000; 2600; 2610 Target Audience: SNP Directors, Supervisors and Managers
Session ID: 613859
School Nutrition Front Line Employee Course- Tuesday
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Seats Filled: 50 / 50
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 203

Important Breakout Information:
This comprehensive course will provide an overview of the purpose and scope of the school meals program. Participants will learn the importance of their role and day-to-day duties that contribute to the overall success of compliant food service operations. Participants will review and evaluate performance measures and professional competencies that demonstrate the required knowledge and skills that contribute to compliant food service operations. Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—2000; 2200; 2230 Target Audience: All SNP Staff
This session is full.
Session ID: 613866
Meal Counting and Claiming- Tuesday
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Seats Filled: 32 / 32
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 104

Important Breakout Information:
This course is designed to assist personnel in child nutrition programs to effectively establish and implement an effective counting and claiming system, acceptable meal collection procedures, quality assurance measures, financial responsibilities, and compliance. Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—2000; 2300; 2310, 2320 Target Audience: Cashiers and all SNP Staff
This session is full.
Day 1 (3 Hour Morning Sessions) Choose One
(Tuesday, July 16, 2024 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Session ID: 613854
Food Allergies for School Nutrition Staff- Tuesday AM
Seats Filled: 32 / 40
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 201

Important Breakout Information:
Food Allergies for School Nutrition Managers and Staff is an in-depth training on managing food allergies in school nutrition programs. Food allergy management personnel who take this course will create an outline of a food allergy management plan or have an opportunity to strengthen their existing plan. This course includes information about food allergies, food intolerance, reading food labels, avoiding cross contact, accommodating students with food allergies, laws regarding food allergies, and educating the school community about food allergies. Professional Standards Crediting: 3 hours—2000; 2600; 2640 Target Audience: All SNP Staff
Session ID: 613861
Meal Appeal- Tuesday AM
Seats Filled: 14 / 16
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 206

Important Breakout Information:
Enhance your understanding of school nutrition with our comprehensive course on meal appeal. Dive deep into the principles of behavioral economics, the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement, and practical strategies to optimize the dining experience for students. Learn how to effectively implement grab-and-go options, self-serve bars, and optimize cafeteria flow. By the end of this training, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and tools to elevate the quality and appeal of school meals, ensuring a healthier and more enjoyable dining experience for all students. Professional Standards Crediting: 3 hours—1000; 1100; 1120 Target Audience: All SNP Staff
Session ID: 613876
Smart Snacks- Tuesday AM
Seats Filled: 4 / 24
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Comp Lab 303

Important Breakout Information:
This class provides an overview of Nutrition Standards for All Foods and Beverages (aka Smart Snacks) sold in schools outside of reimbursable meals. Participants will gain an understanding of how Smart Snacks will affect ala carte sales and fundraisers as well as how to use the Smart Snacks Calculator. Professional Standards Crediting: 3 hours—1000; 1100; 1160. Target Audience: All SNP Staff
Day 1 (3 Hour Afternoon Sessions) Choose One
(Tuesday, July 16, 2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 613878
Food Allergies for School Nutrition Staff- Tuesday PM
Seats Filled: 6 / 24
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 201

Important Breakout Information:
Food Allergies for School Nutrition Managers and Staff is an in-depth training on managing food allergies in school nutrition programs. Food allergy management personnel who take this course will create an outline of a food allergy management plan or have an opportunity to strengthen their existing plan. This course includes information about food allergies, food intolerance, reading food labels, avoiding cross contact, accommodating students with food allergies, laws regarding food allergies, and educating the school community about food allergies. Professional Standards Crediting: 3 hours—2000; 2600; 2640 Target Audience: All SNP Staff
Session ID: 613879
Meal Appeal- Tuesday PM
Seats Filled: 16 / 16
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 206

Important Breakout Information:
Enhance your understanding of school nutrition with our comprehensive course on meal appeal. Dive deep into the principles of behavioral economics, the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement, and practical strategies to optimize the dining experience for students. Learn how to effectively implement grab-and-go options, self-serve bars, and optimize cafeteria flow. By the end of this training, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and tools to elevate the quality and appeal of school meals, ensuring a healthier and more enjoyable dining experience for all students. Professional Standards Crediting: 3 hours—1000; 1100; 1120 Target Audience: All SNP Staff
This session is full.
Session ID: 613881
Smart Snacks- Tuesday PM
Seats Filled: 19 / 24
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Comp Lab 303

Important Breakout Information:
This class provides an overview of Nutrition Standards for All Foods and Beverages (aka Smart Snacks) sold in schools outside of reimbursable meals. Participants will gain an understanding of how Smart Snacks will affect ala carte sales and fundraisers as well as how to use the Smart Snacks Calculator. Professional Standards Crediting: 3 hours—1000; 1100; 1160 Target Audience: All SNP Staff
Day 2 (All Day Session)
(Wednesday, July 17, 2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 613901
Kitchen Math- Wednesday
Seats Filled: 23 / 40
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Hall 101A

Important Breakout Information:
The goal of this training is to provide participants with the opportunity to review and practice basic culinary math skills, including the basic math principles of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The remainder of the training will focus on other key skills such as measuring and converting measurements, scaling recipes, and calculating food costs. Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—2000,3000; 2100, 3100 Target Audience: All SNP Staff
Session ID: 613904
Meal Patterns- Wednesday
Seats Filled: 32 / 32
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 102

Important Breakout Information:
This class aims to teach operators of the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program the basic meal pattern knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to run effective and compliant programs including the lunch and breakfast meal patterns. Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—1000; 1300; 2000 Target Audience: SNP Directors, Supervisors and Managers
This session is full.
Session ID: 613905
Food Production Records- Wednesday
Seats Filled: 32 / 32
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 103

Important Breakout Information:
This class teaches Contracting Entities (CEs) basic to advanced Food Production Record (FPR) skills including how to fill out a FPR, how to use meal documentation to support the FPR and how to use the FPR to improve forecasting, communication, organization and to demonstrate compliance. Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—2000; 2100; 2120 Target Audience: SNP Directors, Supervisors and Managers
This session is full.
Session ID: 613907
School Nutrition Front Line Employee Course- Wednesday
Seats Filled: 46 / 50
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 203

Important Breakout Information:
This comprehensive course will provide an overview of the purpose and scope of the school meals program. Participants will learn the importance of their role and day-to-day duties that contribute to the overall success of compliant food service operations. Participants will review and evaluate performance measures and professional competencies that demonstrate the required knowledge and skills that contribute to compliant food service operations. Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—2000; 2200; 2230 Target Audience: All SNP Staff
Session ID: 613909
Meal Counting and Claiming- Wednesday
Seats Filled: 14 / 32
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 104

Important Breakout Information:
This course is designed to assist personnel in child nutrition programs to effectively establish and implement an effective counting and claiming system, acceptable meal collection procedures, quality assurance measures, financial responsibilities, and compliance. Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—2000; 2300; 2310, 2320 Target Audience: Cashiers and all SNP Staff
Day 2 (12 Hour Sessions - Part 2) Choose One
(Wednesday, July 17, 2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
(Thursday, July 18, 2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 613908
Eligibility Guidance and Verification- Wednesday & Thursday
Seats Filled: 12 / 16
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 206

Important Breakout Information:
This Session is a 2-Day class 7/17-7/18 This training will help CEs establish a foundation in policies and procedures to determine and document student eligibility to participate in the free and reduced price meals offered in the NSLP and SBP, as well as learn required processes for verifying students’ eligibility to stay compliant. Professional Standards Crediting: 12 hours—3000; 3100; 3110 Target Audience: SNP Directors, Supervisors and Managers
Day 2 (3 Hour Morning Sessions) Choose One
(Wednesday, July 17, 2024 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Session ID: 613903
Meal Appeal- Wednesday AM
Seats Filled: 38 / 40
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Hall 101B

Important Breakout Information:
Enhance your understanding of school nutrition with our comprehensive course on meal appeal. Dive deep into the principles of behavioral economics, the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement, and practical strategies to optimize the dining experience for students. Learn how to effectively implement grab-and-go options, self-serve bars, and optimize cafeteria flow. By the end of this training, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and tools to elevate the quality and appeal of school meals, ensuring a healthier and more enjoyable dining experience for all students. Professional Standards Crediting: 3 hours—1000; 1100; 1120 Target Audience: All SNP Staff
Session ID: 613906
Menu Planning for Healthy School Meals- Wednesday AM
Seats Filled: 11 / 24
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 201

Important Breakout Information:
This class teaches menu planners of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) how to plan a basic menu, advanced techniques that increase student acceptance and support nutritional requirements and tools that support the menu plan. Professional Standards Crediting: 3 hours—1000; 1100; 1120 Target Audience: SNP Directors, Managers and Menu Planners
Session ID: 613911
Computer Skills- Wednesday AM
Seats Filled: 20 / 24
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Comp Lab 303

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will learn fundamental elements of using a computer as it pertains to their job, as well Microsoft Excel and the TX-UNPS database. Professional Standards Crediting: 3 hours—3000; 3400; 3420 Target Audience: All SNP Staff
Day 2 (3 Hour Afternoon Sessions) Choose One
(Wednesday, July 17, 2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 613912
Meal Appeal- Wednesday PM
Seats Filled: 15 / 40
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Hall 101B

Important Breakout Information:
Enhance your understanding of school nutrition with our comprehensive course on meal appeal. Dive deep into the principles of behavioral economics, the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement, and practical strategies to optimize the dining experience for students. Learn how to effectively implement grab-and-go options, self-serve bars, and optimize cafeteria flow. By the end of this training, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and tools to elevate the quality and appeal of school meals, ensuring a healthier and more enjoyable dining experience for all students. Professional Standards Crediting: 3 hours—1000; 1100; 1120 Target Audience: All SNP Staff
Session ID: 613913
Menu Planning for Healthy School Meals- Wednesday PM
Seats Filled: 14 / 24
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 201

Important Breakout Information:
This class teaches menu planners of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) how to plan a basic menu, advanced techniques that increase student acceptance and support nutritional requirements and tools that support the menu plan. Professional Standards Crediting: 3 hours—1000; 1100; 1120 Target Audience: SNP Directors, Managers and Menu Planners
Session ID: 613914
Computer Skills- Wednesday PM
Seats Filled: 24 / 24
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Comp Lab 303

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will learn fundamental elements of using a computer as it pertains to their job, as well Microsoft Excel and the TX-UNPS database. Professional Standards Crediting: 3 hours—3000; 3400; 3420 Target Audience: All SNP Staff
This session is full.
Day 3 (All Day Session)
Session ID: 613922
Administrative and Procurement Review Process- Thursday
Date/Time: Thursday, July 18, 2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Seats Filled: 0 / 40
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Hall 101B

Important Breakout Information:
This course is designed to assist personnel responsible for managing the operational, financial, and procurement functions of child nutrition programs with procedural knowledge and resources to prepare for an Administrative, Financial, and Procurement Review. This course is not designed to teach the programmatic concepts of operating the NSLP and SBP. Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—3000; 3200; 3260 Target Audience: SNP Directors, Supervisors and Managers
Session ID: 613927
Fundamentals of USDA Foods- Thursday
Date/Time: Thursday, July 18, 2024 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Seats Filled: 14 / 32
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 102

Important Breakout Information:
This course will provide fundamental knowledge in the areas of Entitlement, Menu Planning, Forecasting and DoD Fresh to allow for better use of entitlement funds in the new USDA Web Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system. Which will be used to manage USDA Foods for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in the following areas: Ordering, Menu Planning and Entitlement Management. Professional Standards Crediting: 5 hours—1000; 1100; 1170 Target Audience: SNP Directors, Supervisors and Managers
Session ID: 613937
Food Production Records- Thursday
Date/Time: Thursday, July 18, 2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Seats Filled: 32 / 32
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 103

Important Breakout Information:
This class teaches Contracting Entities (CEs) basic to advanced Food Production Record (FPR) skills including how to fill out a FPR, how to use meal documentation to support the FPR and how to use the FPR to improve forecasting, communication, organization and to demonstrate compliance. Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—2000; 2100; 2120 Target Audience: SNP Directors, Supervisors and Managers
This session is full.
Session ID: 613938
Financial Management: A Course for SNP Managers- Thursday
Date/Time: Thursday, July 18, 2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Seats Filled: 19 / 24
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 201

Important Breakout Information:
This training was developed for site-based school nutrition managers and supervisors. Participants receive instruction on the relationship of program cost and revenue, standard security practices to protect the financial integrity, budget management, increasing productivity and decreasing waste, and staff responsibility for sound financial management practices. Lesson topics: Financial Management; Production Records; Forecasting; Menu Item Costs; Product Screening; Inventory Controls; Meal Equivalents; Labor Costs. Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—3000; 3300; 3360 Target Audience: SNP Directors, Supervisors and Managers
Session ID: 613940
School Nutrition Front Line Employee Course- Thursday
Date/Time: Thursday, July 18, 2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Seats Filled: 30 / 50
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 203

Important Breakout Information:
This comprehensive course will provide an overview of the purpose and scope of the school meals program. Participants will learn the importance of their role and day-to-day duties that contribute to the overall success of compliant food service operations. Participants will review and evaluate performance measures and professional competencies that demonstrate the required knowledge and skills that contribute to compliant food service operations. Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—2000; 2200; 2230 Target Audience: All SNP Staff
Session ID: 613948
Meal Counting and Claiming- Thursday
Date/Time: Thursday, July 18, 2024 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Seats Filled: 31 / 32
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Room 104

Important Breakout Information:
This course is designed to assist personnel in child nutrition programs to effectively establish and implement an effective counting and claiming system, acceptable meal collection procedures, quality assurance measures, financial responsibilities, and compliance. Professional Standards Crediting: 6 hours—2000; 2300; 2310, 2320 Target Audience: Cashiers and all SNP Staff
Day 3 (3 Hour Morning Session)
(Thursday, July 18, 2024 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Session ID: 613921
Local Wellness Policy- Thursday AM
Seats Filled: 14 / 40
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Hall 101A

Important Breakout Information:
This course is intended to position CEs to meet and exceed all the requirements of the Local Wellness Policy (LWP), while also supporting LEAs in tracking all updates and implementation efforts on an annual basis. They include a LWP template, a guide on the background and requirements for the LWP, an accompanying LWP checklist, and a Triennial Assessment Template to assist your local wellness committee with including all legislative requirements in the policy. **Participants need to bring their school/district’s LWP to the course, or have a digital copy readily available.** Professional Standards Crediting: 3 hours—3000; 3400; 3450 Target Audience: SNP Directors, Supervisors and Managers
Session ID: 613959
Smart Snacks- Thursday AM
Seats Filled: 9 / 24
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Comp Lab 303

Important Breakout Information:
This class provides an overview of Nutrition Standards for All Foods and Beverages (aka Smart Snacks) sold in schools outside of reimbursable meals. Participants will gain an understanding of how Smart Snacks will affect ala carte sales and fundraisers as well as how to use the Smart Snacks Calculator. Professional Standards Crediting:—1000; 1100; 1160 Target Audience: All SNP Staff
Day 3 (3 Hour Afternoon Session)
(Thursday, July 18, 2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 613975
Local Wellness Policy- Thursday PM
Seats Filled: 7 / 40
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Meeting Hall 101A

Important Breakout Information:
This course is intended to position CEs to meet and exceed all the requirements of the Local Wellness Policy (LWP), while also supporting LEAs in tracking all updates and implementation efforts on an annual basis. They include a LWP template, a guide on the background and requirements for the LWP, an accompanying LWP checklist, and a Triennial Assessment Template to assist your local wellness committee with including all legislative requirements in the policy. **Participants need to bring their school/district’s LWP to the course, or have a digital copy readily available.** Professional Standards Crediting: 3 hours—3000; 3400; 3450 Target Audience: SNP Directors, Supervisors and Managers
Session ID: 613979
Smart Snacks- Thursday PM
Seats Filled: 11 / 24
Location:Victoria College - Emerging Technology Complex, Comp Lab 303

Important Breakout Information:
This class provides an overview of Nutrition Standards for All Foods and Beverages (aka Smart Snacks) sold in schools outside of reimbursable meals. Participants will gain an understanding of how Smart Snacks will affect ala carte sales and fundraisers as well as how to use the Smart Snacks Calculator. Professional Standards Crediting: 1000; 1100; 1160 Target Audience: All SNP Staff




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