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Education Events - School Meals


To view recordings and handouts of previously held webinars, visit the Learning Tools - Schools webpage.

What's New in School Nutrition Webinar Series

School Meal Program Training Opportunities 

Iowa Department of Education's Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are partnering to hold school meal trainings in Summer 2018. For more information contact Jean Easley at Course descriptions and registration can be found at:  

  • Procurement Basics (June 5): An introduction to school nutrition procurement. Learn the basic elements of an effective procurement system. Location: ISU - Scheman Building
  • ServSafe (June 19): Learn current best practices related to food safety needed for school nutrition programs. Successful completion of exam administered at end of class meets Certified Food Protection Manager requirements. Location: ISU - Scheman Building
  • HACCP 101 (June 20): Learn foundational knowledge about a school food safety program based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Principles and ways to improve your district's HACCP plan. Location: ISU - Scheman Building
  • Manager Update (June 28): Updates on school nutrition program regulations and best practices. Location: Courtyard Marriott - Ankeny
  • Healthy School Meals (July 31 - August 1): Increase your knowledge and provide practical tips for planning and delivering menus that meet school nutrition meal pattern requirements and students' expectations.
  • New Manager Orientation (July 31 - August 2): Learn expectations for management of school nutrition programs and network with other new managers (with less than three years of experience). Day 1 and 2 are held in conjunction with the Healthy Meals Workshop. Location: ISU - FFA Enrichment Center Ankeny

Team Up for Nutrition Success

Team Up for School Nutrition Success is a unique learning experience that provides tailored technical assistance for school nutrition professionals developed by USDA and the Institute of Child Nutrition. Team Up trainings use best practice panel presentations and a peer mentor-based model. School Nutrition Association of Iowa will be holding a Team Up training on June 11th, prior to the School Nutrition of Iowa Conference at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. The target audience is Managers and Small District Directors. For more information, contact Shelley Mohr at

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

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on March 19, 2018 at 5:27pm.