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The Verification Webinar Training - September 20, 2016 and September 27, 2016

This training covers the purpose of verification, who must complete verification and the required timeline.  The State Agency provided education on choosing your sampling process and how to determine your required sample size.   The ICAVES verification worksheets and tracking application were also covered.  In addition, the various forms used in the verification process were shown and highlights of the USDA Verification Collection Report were presented.  Listening to this webinar is highly recommended for all public/non-public schools and RCCIs before and during the verification process.
Professional Standards - Verification Training Sept 20
Presentation Notes

What's New in School Nutrition Monthly Webinars

Preparing for an Administrative Review -  September 2016

Presentation Slides – Preparing for an Administrative Review
Documentation for SN Professional Standards Training What’s New September 2016
Administrative Review Checklist

Starting the School Year Right - August 2016

Application Approval and Direct Certification Webinars - July 2016

2016-2017 Iowa Free and Reduced Price Application Materials - June 2016

Reporting Nonprogram Food Costs:  How and Why - May 2016  

Smart Snacks and School Wellness Policies - April 2016

USDA Foods DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program SY 16-17 - April 2016

 Menu Planning Resources - March 2016

PLE Tool Information -  February 2016

USDA Professional Standards - January 2016 

2016 Summer Short Course Workshops

2016 Manager Update Presentation

2016 New Manager Orientation

Eligibility 101
USDA Foods
Financial Implications
Food Safety
School Nutrition Resources
Guidelines and Resources for New School Nutrition Directors

2016 Healthy School Meals

Meal Pattern 101
Nutrition Fundamentals
Child Nutrition (CN) Labels
Offer vs. Serve
Required Documentation for School Meals 
Standardized Recipe – Recipe Crediting Tool for Determining Components
Smart Snacks - Updates and Resource 
Team Nutrition Resources 

Other School Meal Webinars

Elements of a Solicitation Document - April 2016

The webinar discusses the nine elements of a solicitation document. The advantages and disadvantages of types of contract that can be awarded is provided. The webinar provides a checklist of the required provisions be included in a solicitation document. Provisions to be included in the solicitation for a cost reimbursable contract is provided. The target audience for the webinar includes individuals who are involved in purchasing for Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) such as superintendents, business managers, and school foodservice directors.

Kids in the Kitchen: Summer Food Service Program

$500 Sub-Grants Application

USDA Foods Diverted Foods SY 16-17 – March 2016

Methods of Procurement - details on both the informal and formal methods

Healthy Schools - It's a Team Effort! Webinar 

  • Presentation Slides
  • Learn how to incorporate more nutrition education and physical activity into the school day

Procurement - An Introduction  

Components of a Procurement Plan

Cafeteria Coaching Webinar

Financial Implications for School Nutrition Webcast

Rise and Shine! It’s Breakfast Time!

Iowa School Meal Programs Web-based Tutorials -  Overview of School Meal Programs, Determining Eligibility, Food Bars, Food Buying Guide, Food Labels, Food Production Records, Food Safety, Verifying Eligibility, Food Service Management Company Contracting, Iowa USDA Foods, Meal Counting. Meal Pattern, Offer Versus Serve, School Wellness Policy, Smart Snacks in School, Standardized Recipes, and Team Nutrition


Civil Rights Training for Participating Organizations in Child Nutrition Programs

Documentation for Menu Planning Presentation

Iowa School Meal Programs Financial Report

IowaCNP Resources

RCCI Training ICN June 2010

Tip Sheets for Schools: Implementing Healthier Standards for Competitive Foods

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)


New Healthier CACFP Meal Pattern Implementation Webinar (2016) Presentation Slides

FY 2015 Center Application Renewal Webinar (2014)

Spend Smart Eat Smart in Childcare Webinar (2012)



CACFP Child Care Lessons for Staff Training

CACFP Healthy Menu Makeover Online Learning Module

CACFP Short Course - 2015

CACFP Nutrition and Physical Activity Card Sets

Steps to Success Workshops for Center Organizations Fiscal Year 2016

Civil Rights Training for Participating Organizations in Child Nutrition Programs

Emergency Preparedness Resources (2010)

Pass the Peaches, Please Child Care Resources (2013)

Smarter Mealtime Scorecard - CACFP

Spring into CACFP Success Workshop Resources (2014)

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 22, 2016 at 3:17am.