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2020 Summer Training

The summer in-person workshops offered by the Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services and ISU Extension and Outreach have been postponed. Questions? Contact

News to Know in School Nutrition Webinars - Summer Series 

To assist school nutrition program operators in preparing for next school year there will be a series of News to Know webinars. Each session will allow time for questions. Registration Link 
All sessions will be recorded. Contact Carrie Scheidel at

Date Time Topic
Monday, June 29 2:00pm - 3:00pm Back to School 2020
Monday, July 6 2:00pm - 3:00pm HACCP Plans and Standard Operating Procedures
Monday, July 13 2:00pm - 3:00pm School Nutrition Staff (wellness, team building, and communication)
Monday, July 20 2:00pm - 3:00pm Procurement Guidance
Monday, July 27 2:00pm - 3:00pm Documentation Tips During Challenging Times

Application Approval and Direct Certification Webinar

July 15 - 8:30 - 11:30am 
Target Audience: Determining Officials 
This training will cover the Iowa Application, Direct Certification, ELook-Up, Hawki, and an introduction to the Verification process. This webinar will be recorded so you can view materials at a later date if you have a conflict. Contact Carrie Scheidel at to receive the Zoom meeting information. 

School Nutrition Virtual Training Week August 3-7th 

The Bureau of School Nutrition and Health Services has transitioned summer in person training opportunities for school nutrition professionals to an online format the first week of August. USDA School Nutrition Professional Standards training hours will be provided. Contact: Jean Easley (

Monday, August 3rd 2-3:30pm - New Directors Networking Event

  • An overview of the management components of school nutrition programs.
  • Network with other directors across the state. 
  • Target Audience: New Nutrition Directors
  • Registration Link

Tuesday, August 4th 2-3:30pm - Meal Pattern Essentials

  • Increase meal pattern understanding.
  • Provide practical tips for planning and delivering menus to meet meal pattern requirements and students’ expectations.
  • Target Audience: Nutrition Directors, Managers and Staff 
  • Registration Link

Wednesday, August 5th 2-4pm - Manager Update

  • Update on USDA regulations and current flexibilities regarding the evolving situation with COVID-19.
  • Share Back to School resources. 
  • Target Audience: Nutrition Directors and Managers
  • Registration Link  

Thursday, August 6th 2-3:30pm -  USDA Foods 

  • Overview of the USDA Foods Program presented by Sarah White.
  • Update on program changes affecting all SFAs for SY 20 - 21. 
  • Target Audience: Nutrition Directors and Managers 
  • Registration Link

Friday, August 7th 2-3:30pm - Food Safety

  • Share guidance and considerations for your school’s food safety plan.  
  • Review foundation knowledge about HACCP and SOPs.   
  • Target Audience: Nutrition Directors, Managers and Staff
  • Registration Link

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 09, 2020 at 5:34am.