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Child Nutrition Summer Conference 2022

Summer Conference



July 20th AM
(Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Session ID: 311972
Food Buying Guide
Seats Filled: 25 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 106 - Marion Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Food Buying Guide This class provides participants with information on FBG contents and using yield data to complete food purchase calculations, adjust recipes, and complete food production records. Participants will learn how to use the new MOBILE APP and receive hands-on practice to determine the amounts of food to purchase and prepare for reimbursable meals.
This session is full.
Session ID: 312043
Customer Service - Child Nutrition
Seats Filled: 27 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 117 - Bowie

Important Breakout Information:
This class will explore the importance of good customer service and provide participants with resources and examples on how to improve customer service skills and how to increase employee responsiveness to the customers' needs and expectations. The students are not a captive audience. Let's learn how to compete with other sources for their business and get them to WANT to come in and eat with us.
Session ID: 312047
Creating Job Descriptions & Evaluations
Seats Filled: 12 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 118 - Camp

Important Breakout Information:
This session will help the Child Nutrition Director to create a tool to use for observing staff assigned duties and completing performance evaluations of their employees. It will show participants how to document and help employees set goals for improvement as needed in such areas as job assignments, work schedules, and training on demand. This session will also show participants how to create effective job descriptions.
Session ID: 312050
Reimbursable Meals
Seats Filled: 30 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 119 - Cass

Important Breakout Information:
This course teaches the importance of an accurate system for counting meals at serving sites prior to the submission of the monthly claim for reimbursement. The basics of efficiently operating and utilizing a point of service (POS) system, ensuring correct recognition of reimbursable meal components, offer versus serve (OVS), and confidential student eligibility identification will be reviewed. Internal controls to ensure the accuracy of meal counts and record keeping will be discussed.
This session is full.
Session ID: 312052
Food Based Menu Planning
Seats Filled: 21 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 125 - Fannin

Important Breakout Information:
This course is not the MEAL PATTERNS, but more SKILLS on how to plan menus that go together while covering topics such as texture, color, student acceptance etc.
Session ID: 312061
Weights and Measures
Seats Filled: 39 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 126 - Hopkins

Important Breakout Information:
Wait, there is a difference in ounces by weight and ounces by volume? This hands-on training will give participants the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the differences in weights and volume measurements. This knowledge is essential to working in a school food-service environment and will assist you in preparing standardized recipes in your school.
Session ID: 312070
Employee Retention
Seats Filled: 22 / 45
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will learn strategies for onboarding, training, and team building to keep employees connected and engaged. The financial impact to the department such as the cost of training, low morale, and accidents related to short staff are discussed, and examples of proper training, effective documentation, and building an effective team are provided.
Session ID: 312081
Meal Patterns
Seats Filled: 39 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 201 - Red River

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 history and legislative changes that affect the school meal standards, the principles of food-based menu planning, lunch and breakfast meal patterns, dietary specifications and offer versus serve.
Session ID: 312086
Conflict Management
Seats Filled: 19 / 60
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

Important Breakout Information:
Interpersonal conflict is a fact of life and arises in almost any sphere, from organizations to personal relationships. Learning to resolve it effectively, in a way that does not increase your stress levels, is therefore important for everyone. Those with good conflict resolution skills generally help organizations and groups to work more effectively.
Session ID: 312090
Beginning Computer
Seats Filled: 25 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 209 - Morris Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Beginning Computer class for Child Nutrition Staff.
This session is full.
Session ID: 312094
HACCP - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 8 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 304 - Cooper Lake

Important Breakout Information:
Discover why HACCP is important to prove that you are doing everything possible to prevent food-borne illnesses and meet federal guidelines. Explore causes of food borne illnesses and how to prevent hazards from occurring in your kitchen. HACCP principles and tools to document and verify your school’s HACCP Plan will be reviewed. This class will be presented in SPANISH. Descubra por qué HACCP (por sus siglas en inglés) es importante para demostrar que está haciendo todo lo posible para prevenir enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos y cumplir con las pautas federales. Explore las causas de las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos y cómo evitar que ocurran peligros en su cocina. Se revisarán los principios y herramientas de HACCP para documentar y verificar el Plan HACCP de su escuela.
Session ID: 312100
Food Buying Guide - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 10 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 306 - Lone Star Lake

Important Breakout Information:
This class provides participants with information on FBG contents and using yield data to complete food purchase calculations, adjust recipes, and complete food production records. Participants will learn how to use the new MOBILE APP and receive hands-on practice to determine the amounts of food to purchase and prepare for reimbursable meals. This class will be presented in SPANISH. Esta clase brinda a los participantes información sobre el contenido del FBG y el uso de datos de rendimiento para completar los cálculos de compra de alimentos, ajustar recetas y completar registros de producción de alimentos. Los participantes aprenderán a usar la nueva APLICACIÓN MÓVIL y recibirán práctica para determinar las cantidades de alimentos que deben comprar y preparar para las comidas reembolsables. Este curso se impartirá en español.
Session ID: 312105
Customer Service - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 12 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 307 - Lake Cypress Springs

Important Breakout Information:
This class will explore the importance of good customer service and provide participants with resources and examples on how to improve customer service skills and how to increase employee responsiveness to the customers' needs and expectations. The students are not a captive audience. Let's learn how to compete with other sources for their business and get them to WANT to come in and eat with us. This class will be presented in SPANISH. Esta clase explorará la importancia de un buen servicio al cliente y brindará a los participantes recursos y ejemplos sobre cómo mejorar las habilidades de servicio al cliente y cómo responder a las necesidades y expectativas de los clientes. Los estudiantes no son un público cautivo. Aprendamos cómo competir con otros por su clientela y hagamos que QUIERAN venir y comer con nosotros. Este curso se impartirá en español.
Session ID: 312110
Conflict Management - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 0 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

Important Breakout Information:
Interpersonal conflict is a fact of life and arises in almost any sphere, from organizations to personal relationships. Learning to resolve it effectively, in a way that does not increase your stress levels, is therefore important for everyone. Those with good conflict resolution skills generally help organizations and groups to work more effectively. This course will be taught in Spanish.. El conflicto interpersonal es un hecho de la vida y surge en casi cualquier esfera, desde las organizaciones hasta las relaciones personales. Aprender a resolverlo de forma eficaz, de forma que no aumenten los niveles de estrés, es importante para todos. Aquellos con buenas habilidades de resolución de conflictos generalmente ayudan a las organizaciones y grupos a trabajar de manera más efectiva. Este curso se impartirá en español.
Session ID: 312117
Kitchen Math
Seats Filled: 17 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 314 - Wright Patman Lake Science Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Kitchen Math provides participants with hands-on practice using math operations, fractions and decimals, units of measurement, equivalents, and math for meals.
July 20th PM
(Wednesday, July 20, 2022 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 312041
Food Production Records
Seats Filled: 25 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 106 - Marion Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
This course will provide basic principles for completing production records to be compliant with federal and state regulations. Participants must understand elementary math concepts in order to calculate records and complete practice activities. ***Please note that while it is not required, it is highly recommended that participants take the Food Buying Guide Workshop prior to attending this session.
This session is full.
Session ID: 312044
Customer Service - Child Nutrition
Seats Filled: 22 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 117 - Bowie

Important Breakout Information:
This class will explore the importance of good customer service and provide participants with resources and examples on how to improve customer service skills and how to increase employee responsiveness to the customers' needs and expectations. The students are not a captive audience. Let's learn how to compete with other sources for their business and get them to WANT to come in and eat with us.
Session ID: 312049
Creating Job Descriptions & Evaluations
Seats Filled: 8 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 118 - Camp

Important Breakout Information:
This session will help the Child Nutrition Director to create a tool to use for observing staff assigned duties and completing performance evaluations of their employees. It will show participants how to document and help employees set goals for improvement as needed in such areas as job assignments, work schedules, and training on demand. This session will also show participants how to create effective job descriptions.
Session ID: 312051
Reimbursable Meals
Seats Filled: 30 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 119 - Cass

Important Breakout Information:
This course teaches the importance of an accurate system for counting meals at serving sites prior to the submission of the monthly claim for reimbursement. The basics of efficiently operating and utilizing a point of service (POS) system, ensuring correct recognition of reimbursable meal components, offer versus serve (OVS), and confidential student eligibility identification will be reviewed. Internal controls to ensure the accuracy of meal counts and record keeping will be discussed.
This session is full.
Session ID: 312055
Wellness Policy
Seats Filled: 16 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 125 - Fannin

Important Breakout Information:
The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires each local educational agency participating in the National School Lunch Program or other federal Child Nutrition programs to establish a local school wellness policy for all schools under its jurisdiction. Participants will learn what is needed to meet these requirements locally, as well as how to create and perform an assessment. Food Based Menu Planning This course is not the MEAL PATTERNS, but more SKILLS on how to plan menus that go together while covering topics such as texture, color, student acceptance etc.
Session ID: 312069
Smart Snacks
Seats Filled: 33 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 126 - Hopkins

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 à la carte sales and fundraisers as well as how to use the Smart Snacks Calculator.
Session ID: 312075
Marketing Your Program
Seats Filled: 10 / 45
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

Important Breakout Information:
Learn the many different ways to Market your program. Tips will be shared such as Décor and Artwork, Culinary Education, New Fruit and Vegetable sample trays, displaying your Meal Success and Utilizing your Child Nutrition Webpage and the district webpage.
Session ID: 312083
Meal Patterns
Seats Filled: 40 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 201 - Red River

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 history and legislative changes that affect the school meal standards, the principles of food-based menu planning, lunch and breakfast meal patterns, dietary specifications and offer versus serve.
This session is full.
Session ID: 312089
Conflict Management
Seats Filled: 38 / 60
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

Important Breakout Information:
Interpersonal conflict is a fact of life and arises in almost any sphere, from organizations to personal relationships. Learning to resolve it effectively, in a way that does not increase your stress levels, is therefore important for everyone. Those with good conflict resolution skills generally help organizations and groups to work more effectively.
Session ID: 312092
Beginning Google Docs
Seats Filled: 25 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 209 - Morris Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Beginning Google Docs class for Child Nutrition Staff. Participants will learn the basics of using Google Docs and other Google applications.
This session is full.
Session ID: 312098
HACCP - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 0 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 304 - Cooper Lake

Important Breakout Information:
Discover why HACCP is important to prove that you are doing everything possible to prevent food-borne illnesses and meet federal guidelines. Explore causes of food borne illnesses and how to prevent hazards from occurring in your kitchen. HACCP principles and tools to document and verify your school’s HACCP Plan will be reviewed. This class will be presented in SPANISH. Descubra por qué HACCP (por sus siglas en inglés) es importante para demostrar que está haciendo todo lo posible para prevenir enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos y cumplir con las pautas federales. Explore las causas de las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos y cómo evitar que ocurran peligros en su cocina. Se revisarán los principios y herramientas de HACCP para documentar y verificar el Plan HACCP de su escuela.
Session ID: 312102
Food Production Records - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 3 / 45
Location:Region 08 ESC, 306 - Lone Star Lake

Important Breakout Information:
This course will provide basic principles for completing production records to be compliant with federal and state regulations. Elementary math concepts will be required to calculate records and complete practice activities. Understanding the Food Buying Guide will be a key component of this course. This class will be presented in SPANISH. ***Please note that while it is not required, it is highly recommended that participants take the Food Buying Guide Workshop prior to attending this session. Este curso proporciona los principios básicos para completar los registros de producción para cumplir con las reglamentaciones federales y estatales. Los participantes deben comprender conceptos matemáticos elementales para calcular registros y completar actividades de práctica. Este curso se impartirá en español. ***Tenga en cuenta que, si bien no es obligatorio, se recomienda que los participantes completen el Taller Food Buying Guide antes de asistir a esta sesión.
Session ID: 312106
Offer vs. Serve - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 25 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 307 - Lake Cypress Springs

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will learn the very basics of the components required in the meal pattern and will practice activities that will strengthen their skills in quickly identifying reimbursable meals and implementing Offer vs. Serve correctly. This class will be presented in SPANISH. Los participantes aprenderán los conceptos básicos de los componentes requeridos en el patrón de comidas y practicarán actividades que fortalecerán sus habilidades para identificar rápidamente comidas reembolsables e implementar Offer Vs. Serve (Oferta vs. Servir) correctamente.
Session ID: 312115
Conflict Management - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 1 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

Important Breakout Information:
Interpersonal conflict is a fact of life and arises in almost any sphere, from organizations to personal relationships. Learning to resolve it effectively, in a way that does not increase your stress levels, is therefore important for everyone. Those with good conflict resolution skills generally help organizations and groups to work more effectively. This course will be taught in Spanish. El conflicto interpersonal es un hecho de la vida y surge en casi cualquier esfera, desde las organizaciones hasta las relaciones personales. Aprender a resolverlo de forma eficaz, de forma que no aumenten los niveles de estrés, es por importante para todos. Aquellos con buenas habilidades de resolución de conflictos generalmente ayudan a las organizaciones y grupos a trabajar de manera más efectiva. Este curso se impartirá en español.
Session ID: 312120
Kitchen Math
Seats Filled: 16 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 314 - Wright Patman Lake Science Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Kitchen Math provides participants with hands-on practice using math operations, fractions and decimals, units of measurement, equivalents, and math for meals.
July 21st AM
(Thursday, July 21, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Session ID: 312128
Food Buying Guide
Seats Filled: 25 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 106 - Marion Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Food Buying Guide This class provides participants with information on FBG contents and using yield data to complete food purchase calculations, adjust recipes, and complete food production records. Participants will learn how to use the new MOBILE APP and receive hands-on practice to determine the amounts of food to purchase and prepare for reimbursable meals.
This session is full.
Session ID: 312130
Customer Service
Seats Filled: 29 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 117 - Bowie

Important Breakout Information:
This class will explore the importance of good customer service and provide participants with resources and examples on how to improve customer service skills and how to increase employee responsiveness to the customers' needs and expectations. The students are not a captive audience. Let's learn how to compete with other sources for their business and get them to WANT to come in and eat with us.
Session ID: 312135
Offer vs. Serve
Seats Filled: 49 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 118 - Camp

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will learn the very basics of the components required in the meal pattern and will practice activities that will strengthen their skills in quickly identifying reimbursable meals and implementing Offer vs. Serve correctly.
Session ID: 312140
Cashier Training
Seats Filled: 30 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 119 - Cass

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will learn the very basics of the components required in the meal pattern and will practice activities that will strengthen their skills in quickly identifying reimbursable meals and implementing Offer vs. Serve correctly. This is the perfect training for even the part-time cashiers and servers.
This session is full.
Session ID: 312147
Food Based Menu Planning
Seats Filled: 18 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 125 - Fannin

Important Breakout Information:
This course is not the MEAL PATTERNS, but more SKILLS on how to plan menus that go together well covering topics such as texture, color, student acceptance etc.
Session ID: 312162
Weights and Measures
Seats Filled: 40 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 126 - Hopkins

Important Breakout Information:
Wait, there is a difference in ounces by weight and ounces by volume? This hands-on training will give participants the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the differences in weights and volume measurements. This knowledge is essential to working in a school food-service environment and will assist you in preparing standardized recipes in your school.
This session is full.
Session ID: 312164
Employee Retention
Seats Filled: 16 / 45
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will learn strategies for onboarding, training, and team building to keep employees connected and engaged. The financial impact to the department such as the cost of training, low morale, and accidents related to short staff are discussed, and examples of proper training, effective documentation, and building an effective team are provided.
Session ID: 312166
Conflict Management
Seats Filled: 25 / 60
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

Important Breakout Information:
Interpersonal conflict is a fact of life and arises in almost any sphere, from organizations to personal relationships. Learning to resolve it effectively, in a way that does not increase your stress levels, is therefore important for everyone. Those with good conflict resolution skills generally help organizations and groups to work more effectively.
Session ID: 312168
Beginning Computer
Seats Filled: 22 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 209 - Morris Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Beginning Computer class for Child Nutrition Staff.
Session ID: 312171
Leadership for Managers
Seats Filled: 54 / 60
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
Managers will learn how to establish direction, align people, while motivating and inspiring your team by encouraging engagement and gratitude.
Session ID: 312175
HACCP - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 11 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 304 - Cooper Lake

Important Breakout Information:
Discover why HACCP is important to prove that you are doing everything possible to prevent food-borne illnesses and meet federal guidelines. Explore causes of food borne illnesses and how to prevent hazards from occurring in your kitchen. HACCP principles and tools to document and verify your school’s HACCP Plan will be reviewed. This class will be presented in SPANISH. Descubra por qué HACCP (por sus siglas en inglés) es importante para demostrar que está haciendo todo lo posible para prevenir enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos y cumplir con las pautas federales. Explore las causas de las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos y cómo evitar que ocurran peligros en su cocina. Se revisarán los principios y herramientas de HACCP para documentar y verificar el Plan HACCP de su escuela.
Session ID: 312189
Reimbursable Meals - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 19 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 306 - Lone Star Lake

Important Breakout Information:
This course teaches the importance of an accurate system for counting meals at serving sites prior to the submission of the monthly claim for reimbursement. The basics of efficiently operating and utilizing a point of service (POS) system, ensuring correct recognition of reimbursable meal components, offer versus serve (OVS), and confidential student eligibility identification will be reviewed. Internal controls to ensure the accuracy of meal counts and record keeping will be discussed. This course will be taught in Spanish. Este curso enseña la importancia de un sistema preciso para contar las comidas en los sitios de servicio antes de presentar el reclamo mensual de reembolso. Se revisarán los conceptos básicos para operar y utilizar de manera eficiente un sistema de punto de servicio (POS), asegurando el reconocimiento correcto de los componentes de comidas reembolsables, oferta versus servicio (OVS) y la identificación confidencial de elegibilidad del estudiante. Se discutirán los controles internos p
Session ID: 312191
Customer Service - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 5 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 307 - Lake Cypress Springs

Important Breakout Information:
This class will explore the importance of good customer service and provide participants with resources and examples on how to improve customer service skills and how to increase employee responsiveness to the customers' needs and expectations. The students are not a captive audience. Let's learn how to compete with other sources for their business and get them to WANT to come in and eat with us. This class will be presented in SPANISH. Esta clase explorará la importancia de un buen servicio al cliente y brindará a los participantes recursos y ejemplos sobre cómo mejorar las habilidades de servicio al cliente y cómo responder a las necesidades y expectativas de los clientes. Los estudiantes no son un público cautivo. Aprendamos cómo competir con otros por su clientela y hagamos que QUIERAN venir y comer con nosotros. Este curso se impartirá en español.
Session ID: 312213
Conflict Management - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 0 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

Important Breakout Information:
Interpersonal conflict is a fact of life and arises in almost any sphere, from organizations to personal relationships. Learning to resolve it effectively, in a way that does not increase your stress levels, is therefore important for everyone. Those with good conflict resolution skills generally help organizations and groups to work more effectively. This course will be taught in Spanish. El conflicto interpersonal es un hecho de la vida y surge en casi cualquier esfera, desde las organizaciones hasta las relaciones personales. Aprender a resolverlo de forma eficaz, de forma que no aumenten los niveles de estrés, es por importante para todos. Aquellos con buenas habilidades de resolución de conflictos generalmente ayudan a las organizaciones y grupos a trabajar de manera más efectiva. Este curso se impartirá en español.
Session ID: 312221
Kitchen Math
Seats Filled: 32 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 314 - Wright Patman Lake Science Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Kitchen Math provides participants with hands-on practice using math operations, fractions and decimals, units of measurement, equivalents, and math for meals.
July 21st PM
(Thursday, July 21, 2022 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 312129
Food Production Records
Seats Filled: 25 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 106 - Marion Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
This course will provide basic principles for completing production records to be compliant with federal and state regulations. Participants must understand elementary math concepts in order to calculate records and complete practice activities. ***Please note that while it is not required, it is highly recommended that participants take the Food Buying Guide Workshop prior to attending this session.
This session is full.
Session ID: 312132
Customer Service
Seats Filled: 25 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 117 - Bowie

Important Breakout Information:
This class will explore the importance of good customer service and provide participants with resources and examples on how to improve customer service skills and how to increase employee responsiveness to the customers' needs and expectations. The students are not a captive audience. Let's learn how to compete with other sources for their business and get them to WANT to come in and eat with us.
Session ID: 312139
Offer vs. Serve
Seats Filled: 48 / 50
Location:Region 08 ESC, 118 - Camp

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will learn the very basics of the components required in the meal pattern and will practice activities that will strengthen their skills in quickly identifying reimbursable meals and implementing Offer vs. Serve correctly.
Session ID: 312141
Reimbursable Meals
Seats Filled: 30 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 119 - Cass

Important Breakout Information:
This course teaches the importance of an accurate system for counting meals at serving sites prior to the submission of the monthly claim for reimbursement. The basics of efficiently operating and utilizing a point of service (POS) system, ensuring correct recognition of reimbursable meal components, offer versus serve (OVS), and confidential student eligibility identification will be reviewed. Internal controls to ensure the accuracy of meal counts and record keeping will be discussed.
This session is full.
Session ID: 312153
Wellness Policy
Seats Filled: 23 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 125 - Fannin

Important Breakout Information:
The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires each local educational agency participating in the National School Lunch Program or other federal Child Nutrition programs to establish a local school wellness policy for all schools under its jurisdiction. Participants will learn what is needed to meet these requirements locally, as well as how to create and perform an assessment. Food Based Menu Planning This course is not the MEAL PATTERNS, but more SKILLS on how to plan menus that go together while covering topics such as texture, color, student acceptance etc.
Session ID: 312163
Smart Snacks
Seats Filled: 28 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 126 - Hopkins

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 à la carte sales and fundraisers as well as how to use the Smart Snacks Calculator.
Session ID: 312165
Marketing Your Program
Seats Filled: 28 / 45
Location:Region 08 ESC, 128 - Lamar

Important Breakout Information:
Learn the many different ways to Market your program. Tips will be shared such as Décor and Artwork, Culinary Education, New Fruit and Vegetable sample trays, displaying your Meal Success and Utilizing your Child Nutrition Webpage and the district webpage.
Session ID: 312167
Conflict Management
Seats Filled: 31 / 60
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

Important Breakout Information:
Interpersonal conflict is a fact of life and arises in almost any sphere, from organizations to personal relationships. Learning to resolve it effectively, in a way that does not increase your stress levels, is therefore important for everyone. Those with good conflict resolution skills generally help organizations and groups to work more effectively.
Session ID: 312169
Beginning Google Docs
Seats Filled: 20 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 209 - Morris Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Beginning Google Docs class for Child Nutrition Staff. Participants will learn the basics of using Google Docs and other Google applications.
Session ID: 312173
Leadership for Managers
Seats Filled: 32 / 60
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
Managers will learn how to establish direction, align people, while motivating and inspiring your team by encouraging engagement and gratitude.
Session ID: 312186
HACCP - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 10 / 25
Location:Region 08 ESC, 304 - Cooper Lake

Important Breakout Information:
Discover why HACCP is important to prove that you are doing everything possible to prevent food-borne illnesses and meet federal guidelines. Explore causes of food borne illnesses and how to prevent hazards from occurring in your kitchen. HACCP principles and tools to document and verify your school’s HACCP Plan will be reviewed. This class will be presented in SPANISH. Descubra por qué HACCP (por sus siglas en inglés) es importante para demostrar que está haciendo todo lo posible para prevenir enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos y cumplir con las pautas federales. Explore las causas de las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos y cómo evitar que ocurran peligros en su cocina. Se revisarán los principios y herramientas de HACCP para documentar y verificar el Plan HACCP de su escuela.
Session ID: 312190
Reimbursable Meals - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 6 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 306 - Lone Star Lake

Important Breakout Information:
This course teaches the importance of an accurate system for counting meals at serving sites prior to the submission of the monthly claim for reimbursement. The basics of efficiently operating and utilizing a point of service (POS) system, ensuring correct recognition of reimbursable meal components, offer versus serve (OVS), and confidential student eligibility identification will be reviewed. Internal controls to ensure the accuracy of meal counts and record keeping will be discussed. This course will be taught in Spanish. Este curso enseña la importancia de un sistema preciso para contar las comidas en los sitios de servicio antes de presentar el reclamo mensual de reembolso. Se revisarán los conceptos básicos para operar y utilizar de manera eficiente un sistema de punto de servicio (POS), asegurando el reconocimiento correcto de los componentes de comidas reembolsables, oferta versus servicio (OVS) y la identificación confidencial de elegibilidad del estudiante. Se discutirán los controles internos p
Session ID: 312192
Offer vs. Serve - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 12 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 307 - Lake Cypress Springs

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will learn the very basics of the components required in the meal pattern and will practice activities that will strengthen their skills in quickly identifying reimbursable meals and implementing Offer vs. Serve correctly. This class will be presented in SPANISH. Los participantes aprenderán los conceptos básicos de los componentes requeridos en el patrón de comidas y practicarán actividades que fortalecerán sus habilidades para identificar rápidamente comidas reembolsables e implementar Offer Vs. Serve (Oferta vs. Servir) correctamente.
Session ID: 312220
Conflict Management - in SPANISH
Seats Filled: 7 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

Important Breakout Information:
Interpersonal conflict is a fact of life and arises in almost any sphere, from organizations to personal relationships. Learning to resolve it effectively, in a way that does not increase your stress levels, is therefore important for everyone. Those with good conflict resolution skills generally help organizations and groups to work more effectively. This course will be taught in Spanish. El conflicto interpersonal es un hecho de la vida y surge en casi cualquier esfera, desde las organizaciones hasta las relaciones personales. Aprender a resolverlo de forma eficaz, de forma que no aumenten los niveles de estrés, es por importante para todos. Aquellos con buenas habilidades de resolución de conflictos generalmente ayudan a las organizaciones y grupos a trabajar de manera más efectiva. Este curso se impartirá en español.
Session ID: 312222
Kitchen Math
Seats Filled: 24 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 314 - Wright Patman Lake Science Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Kitchen Math provides participants with hands-on practice using math operations, fractions and decimals, units of measurement, equivalents, and math for meals.




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