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Education Events - School Meals

To view recordings and handouts of previously held webinars visit, Learning Tools.

What's New in School Nutrition Monday, August 28, 2-3 PM Starting the School Year Right

This webinar will review essential information that schools need to comply with USDA regulations and file timely claims and required reports.

Regional Procurement Trainings

Individual(s) responsible for school food service purchases should plan to attend regional procurement training concerning the new procurement review tool. Members of a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) remain responsible that the GPO meets procurement requirements and attendance at this training is appropriate. The regional trainings are open to all districts, Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs), and non-public schools; however, if a training site is over -capacity, priority will be given to those with an AR scheduled in the upcoming school year. If you have any questions, contact Keerti Patel at 515-281-3353 or

Wednesday, October 25 9am - 2pm: Practical Skills in Preparing Quality School Meals Workshop - Cedar Rapids

Learning objectives of the workshop:

  • Understand the concept of serving quality meals and why quality meals are important.
  • Understand the five step process for preparing quality school meals.
  • Understand the importance of a work schedule when planning just-in-time service.
  • Understand the importance of using a standardized recipe to prepare quality meals.
  • Understand the importance of maintaining the integrity of the recipe.
  • Identify the proper equipment needed to follow standardized recipes.
  • Demonstrate proper knife skills.
  • Understand the importance of a quality score card to assess quality standards are met.

Iowa School Nutrition Web-based Tutorials (available 24/7)


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 16, 2017 at 12:44pm.