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Child Nutrition Summer Conference 2024

This two day in-person conference, provides professional development for food service personnel in all areas of compliance for the TDA administered Child Nutrition Programs.



CNC Day 3: 6 Hour Full Day Session
(Thursday, July 11, 2024 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 368122
Food Production Records (Breakfast, Lunch and Snack)
Seats Filled: 28 / 24
Location:Region 08 ESC, 106 - Marion Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
This course teaches the requirements of implementing and maintaining a compliant food production record keeping system to support the meal pattern for meals claimed as reimbursable for breakfast, lunch, and snack.
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Session ID: 368123
Meal Counting & Claiming
Seats Filled: 40 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 117 - Bowie

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. Learning Objective(s) 1.Identify the required elements to establish effective and accurate meal counting system procedures. 2.Describe acceptable meal counting and collection procedures. 3.Identify the elements of an Accuclaim System. 4.Describe the importance of meal counting and claiming within the nonprofit school food service financial system. 5.Describe the review process of meal counting and claiming in a compliance review.
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Session ID: 368124
Meal Patterns
Seats Filled: 65 / 60
Location:Region 08 ESC, 118 - Camp

Important Breakout Information:
Review of NSLP, SBP, ASCP, CACFP Pre-K, CACFP-Snack Meal Patterns. Overview of Offer vs. Serve and Reimbursable meals and how it applies in the listed programs. Learning Objective(s) • Review updates for SY 2023-2024 meal pattern requirements • Describe the USDA meal pattern requirements for lunch & Breakfast • Describe the USDA meal pattern requirements for supper & snack • Identify required meal pattern offerings for Pre-K students • Review the legislative process and Proposed Rule for school meal standards • Offer Vs. Serve (OVS)
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Session ID: 368126
Fundamentals of USDA Foods for Schools
Seats Filled: 27 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 126 - Hopkins
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Session ID: 368127
The Administrative and Procurement Review Process
Seats Filled: 2 / 40
Location:Region 08 ESC, 201 - Red River

Important Breakout Information:
Food Service Directors, Administrators and other designated staff will learn step by step procedures and processes to be ready for the TDA Administrative and Procurement Review.
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Session ID: 368138
School Nutrition Frontline Specialist Course
Seats Filled: 58 / 60
Location:Region 08 ESC, 205 - Titus

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.
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Session ID: 368139
School Nutrition Frontline Specialist Course - SPANISH
Seats Filled: 4 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 314 - Wright Patman Lake Science Lab

Important Breakout Information:
This class will be thought in Spanish. 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.
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CNC Day 3: 3 Hour AM Session
(Thursday, July 11, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Session ID: 368129
NSLP/SBP Smart Snacks
Seats Filled: 24 / 24
Location:Region 08 ESC, 209 - Morris Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
This course provides an overview of Smart Snack compliance in the NSLP and SBP programs. To include federal regulations for competitive food being sold in schools. Learning Objective(s) • Understand federal regulations for all competitive foods sold outside of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. • Be able to Identify criteria for determining which foods and beverages can be sold in schools during the school day. • Be able to utilize available tools to help ensure compliance with regulations and helpful resources for planning.
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Session ID: 368131
NSLP-SBP Smart Snacks - SPANISH
Seats Filled: 22 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 125 - Fannin

Important Breakout Information:
This class will be thought in SPANISH or WITH A TRANSLATOR. This course provides an overview of Smart Snack compliance in the NSLP and SBP programs. To include federal regulations for competitive food being sold in schools. Learning Objective(s) • Understand federal regulations for all competitive foods sold outside of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. • Be able to Identify criteria for determining which foods and beverages can be sold in schools during the school day. • Be able to utilize available tools to help ensure compliance with regulations and helpful resources for planning. Este curso proporciona una descripción general del cumplimiento de Smart Snack en los programas NSLP y SBP por sus siglas en ingles. Para incluir regulaciones federales de la venta de alimentos competitivos en las escuelas. Objetivos de aprendizaje) • Comprender las regulaciones federales para todos los alimentos competitivos vendidos fuera del Almuerzo Escolar Nacional y Programas de Desayuno.
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Session ID: 368132
Food Allergies for School Nutrition Managers and Staff / Accommodating Special Dietary Needs
Seats Filled: 13 / 45
Location:Region 08 ESC, 306 - Lone Star Lake

Important Breakout Information:
Employee will be able to effectively utilize all food safety program guidelines and health department regulations to ensure optimal food safety. Training Objectives 1. Evaluate the impact that an allergic reaction incident may have on a school. 2. Describe a food allergy, its symptoms, and treatment methods. 3. Identify the eight major food allergens. 4. Distinguish between food allergy and food intolerance. 5. Demonstrate how to find the eight major food allergens in the ingredient statement on the food label. 6. Describe how to find allergens in the ingredient statement on the food label that are not among the eight major, are in bulk items, or are in USDA Foods. 7. Describe the procedures for reading ingredient statements. 8. Explain cross-contact. 9. Examine how cross-contact may occur, and develop strategies for preventing it. 10.Describe methods for supporting children with food allergies. 11.Determine strategies to manage food prepared and served outside of the cafeteria.
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Session ID: 368134
Menu Planning
Seats Filled: 26 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 307 - Lake Cypress Springs

Important Breakout Information:
This training will provide an overview of Menu Planning for Healthy school meals for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. To include Documentation, Menu Planning Processes, USDA Foods, Meal appeal, and Resources available to CEs. Learning Objective(s) • Determine Menu Compliance by ensuring Meal pattern requirements are met. • Determine the key Steps in Menu Planning. • Know the Resources available to assist you with Menu Planning
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Session ID: 368136
Local Wellness Policy
Seats Filled: 5 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

Important Breakout Information:
**Participants need to bring their school/district’s LWP to the course, or have a digital copy readily available.** 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. Learning Objective(s) 1. Understand the importance of Local School Wellness Policies in promoting healthy eating and physical activity in schools. 2. Identify the key components of a comprehensive Local School Wellness Policy. 3. Describe the role of school staff, parents, and the community in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Local School Wellness Policies. 4. Understand the guidelines for using approved images a
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CNC Day 3: 3 Hour PM Session
(Thursday, July 11, 2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Session ID: 368130
NSLP-SBP Smart Snacks
Seats Filled: 20 / 24
Location:Region 08 ESC, 209 - Morris Computer Lab

Important Breakout Information:
This course provides an overview of Smart Snack compliance in the NSLP and SBP programs. To include federal regulations for competitive food being sold in schools. Learning Objective(s) • Understand federal regulations for all competitive foods sold outside of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. • Be able to Identify criteria for determining which foods and beverages can be sold in schools during the school day. • Be able to utilize available tools to help ensure compliance with regulations and helpful resources for planning.
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 368133
Food Allergies for School Nutrition Managers and Staff / Accommodating Special Dietary Needs
Seats Filled: 16 / 45
Location:Region 08 ESC, 306 - Lone Star Lake

Important Breakout Information:
Employee will be able to effectively utilize all food safety program guidelines and health department regulations to ensure optimal food safety. Training Objectives 1. Evaluate the impact that an allergic reaction incident may have on a school. 2. Describe a food allergy, its symptoms, and treatment methods. 3. Identify the eight major food allergens. 4. Distinguish between food allergy and food intolerance. 5. Demonstrate how to find the eight major food allergens in the ingredient statement on the food label. 6. Describe how to find allergens in the ingredient statement on the food label that are not among the eight major, are in bulk items, or are in USDA Foods. 7. Describe the procedures for reading ingredient statements. 8. Explain cross-contact. 9. Examine how cross-contact may occur, and develop strategies for preventing it. 10.Describe methods for supporting children with food allergies. 11.Determine strategies to manage food prepared and served outside of the cafeteria.
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 368135
Menu Planning - SPANISH
Seats Filled: 22 / 35
Location:Region 08 ESC, 125 - Fannin

Important Breakout Information:
This class will be thought in SPANISH or WITH A TRANSLATOR. This training will provide an overview of Menu Planning for Healthy school meals for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. To include Documentation, Menu Planning Processes, USDA Foods, Meal appeal, and Resources available to CEs. Learning Objective(s) • Determine Menu Compliance by ensuring Meal pattern requirements are met. • Determine the key Steps in Menu Planning. • Know the Resources available to assist you with Menu Planning Esta capacitación proporcionará una descripción general de la planificación de menús para comidas escolares saludables para el Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares y el Programa de Desayunos Escolares. Incluye documentación, procesos de planificación de menús, alimentos del USDA, atractivo de comidas y recursos disponibles para los CE. Objetivos de aprendizaje) • Determinar el cumplimiento del menú asegurando que se cumplan los requisitos del patrón de comidas. • Determinar los
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 368137
Local Wellness Policy
Seats Filled: 25 / 30
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

Important Breakout Information:
**Participants need to bring their school/district’s LWP to the course, or have a digital copy readily available.** 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. Learning Objective(s) 1. Understand the importance of Local School Wellness Policies in promoting healthy eating and physical activity in schools. 2. Identify the key components of a comprehensive Local School Wellness Policy. 3. Describe the role of school staff, parents, and the community in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Local School Wellness Policies. 4. Understand the guidelines for using approved images a
Registration for this session has ended
Day 3 – LUNCH
(Thursday, July 11, 2024 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM)
Session ID: 368142
Day 3 - LUNCH
Seats Filled: 316 / 450
Location:Region 08 ESC, 200 - 2 South

Important Breakout Information:
Lunch for the Child Nutrition Conference Participants.
Registration for this session has ended




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