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Education Events - School Meals

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

Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. or Wednesday July 27, 2016 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. – 2016-2017 Application Approval and Direct Certification Webinar

This training will cover the SY 2016-2017 Iowa Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals, Direct Certification, E-Lookup, hawk-i, and an introduction to the Verification Process. We will show changes that have taken place for the new year; where to find application materials; plus review the application approval process which includes instructions on how to use ICAVES (Iowa Certification and Verification Excel Spreadsheet). ICAVES is a tool designed to assist LEAs in free and reduced price meal eligibility determination, verification selection, and verification tracking.

Monday, June 27 from 2-3pm - What’s New in School Nutrition Monthly Webinar-2016-2017 Iowa Free and Reduced Price Application Materials

  • Monthly memo update
  • Why a new application format?
  • A look at the 2016-2017 Iowa Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals/Milk
  • Iowa’s Letter to Households and Instructions on How to Apply
  • Approval of modified/scannable/online applications and/or notification letters

This presentation will also be presented at the SNAI convention. (The 2 hour Application Approval and Direct Certification Training Webinars will held in July)

Summer Short Course 2016  - Iowa Department of Education’s Bureau of Nutrition & Health Services and Iowa State University Extension and outreach are pleased to provide these continuing education workshops.

  • June 16, 2016 - Manager's Update ($85) - Click here to register. Brown Deer Golf Club – Coralville, IA
  • June 21, 2016 - ServSafe ($150) - Click here to register. Scheman Building – Ames, IA
  • June 21, 2016 - Financial Management ($75) - Click here to register. Scheman Building – Ames, IA
  • June 22, 2016 - HACCP 101 ($75) - Click here to register. Scheman Building – Ames, IA
  • June 23, 2016 - Smarter Lunchrooms ($40) - Click here to register. Scheman Building – Ames, IA
  • July 19-21, 2016 - New Manager's Orientation ($125) - Click here to register. Scheman Building – Ames, IA
  • July 20-21, 2016 - Healthy Meals Workshop ($100) - Click here to register. Scheman Building – Ames, IA (Healthy School Meals Workshop Option will be from July 20-21 for those who have previously attended New Manager's Orientation)

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

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on June 27, 2016 at 6:04pm.