Classes

Why Should You Become Certified?

With the  USDA Proposed Professional Standards, it’s more important than ever to invest in training and education. Getting certified with SNA will give you a head start to prepare yourself for professional standards.

Becoming SNA certified adds credibility to your position and to your school’s program.

  • Increase your knowledge and skills of food safety and nutrition to create a healthy school environment.
  • Enhance your professional image with parents, children & school administrators.
  • Stay current on issues concerning school nutrition initiatives.
  • Demonstrate commitment to your profession.
  • Provide a career ladder you can use to advance in the field from assistant, to cook, to manager, to director.

SNA Level One Certification-Approved 10 hour Core Courses for Minnesota
Nutrition:
Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays
Nutrition 101 (10 hour course by NFSMI)

**Healthy Edge will no longer be available as of April 30th, 2013
**Note that MN Fundamentals/School Basic is no longer a SNA Core Course**

Sanitation:
ServSafe
Serving It Safe (10 hour course by NFSMI)

SNA Certification in a Few Easy Steps

*Online training courses can be found at www.nfsmi.org


For ServSafe & Other Sanitation (Food Manager Certification) Classes – Bottom of page

Great Trays Skills for Excellence: Key Course listings for school nutrition professionals


 

KEY AREA TRAINING CERTIFICATION CLASSES
Listed in Key Areas

April-June 2014


KEY AREA 1-OPERATIONS


 

DATE: April 22, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

New Spirit United Church of Christ
143 Quebec Ave So
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Developing A Food Safety Program Using Process Approach”
Meets the Renewal Requirements for the MN Food Manager Certificate
Cost
: $43.00
Time: 3:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Rae Ann Pelinka

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Rae Ann Pelinka/612-804-2026
lunchladyu@gmail.com


DATE: May 10, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “School Breakfast: A Smart Way to Start The Day”
Cost
: $30.00
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


DATE: May 12, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

Eden Prairie High School
17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347

TOPIC: “KITCHEN FUNDAMENTALS”
Cost
: $43.00
Time: 3:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


DATE: May 19, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

Eden Prairie High School
17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347

TOPIC: “INTO TO HERBS”
Cost
: $43.00
Time: 3:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


DATE: May 22, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Herbs & Spices: Around The World”
Cost
: $45.00
Time: 3:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


DATE: May 24, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Culinary Techniques For A Healthier School Meal”
Cost
: $30.00
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


DATE: June 2 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4CLOCK HOURS

Eden Prairie High School
17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347

TOPIC: “COOKS FOR KIDS-SEASON 3”
Cost
: $45.00
Time: 3:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


DATE: June 9, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Cooks For Kids-Season 4”
Cost
: $45.00
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm or 3:00pm-7:00pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


 DATE: June 10, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Food Safety”
Cost
: $45.00
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm or 3:00pm-7:00pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


DATE: June 14, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 10 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Serving It Safe” (SNA Core Course)
Cost
: $45.00
Time: 7:30am-5:30pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


DATE: June 30, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Knife Skills”
Cost
: $45.00
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm or 3:00pm-7:00pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


KEY AREA 2-NUTRITION


DATE: April 21, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 3 CLOCK HOURS

Eden Prairie High School
17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347

TOPIC: “NUTRITION 101: TOOLS FOR GUIDING FOOD CHOICES/FOOD LABELS”
Cost
: $35.00
Time: 3:30pm-6:30pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com
DATE: April 29 2014


  KEY AREA 2- 4 CLOCK HOURS

New Spirit United Church of Christ
143 Quebec Ave So
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans”
Cost
: $43.00
Time: 3:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Rae Ann Pelinka

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Rae Ann Pelinka/612-804-2026
lunchladyu@gmail.com


DATE: May 1 & 5, 2014

KEY AREA 2- 10 CLOCK HOURS                          

Eden Prairie High School
17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347

TOPIC: “NUTRITION BUILDING BLOCKS FOR GREAT TRAYS ”
Must Attend all ten hours to get certificate for certification
SNA CORE COURSE

Cost
: $85.00
Time: 3:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


DATE: June 24, 2014

 

 KEY AREA 2- 4 CLOCK HOURS

 

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

 

TOPIC: “Introducing Whole Grains Into The School Cafeteria”
Cost
: $45.00
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm or 3:00pm-7:00pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

 

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


KEY AREA 3-ADMINISTRATION


DATE: April 28, 2014

 KEY AREA 3- 2 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE AND SITUATIONS”
Cost
: $20.00
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


DATE: May 6, 2014

 KEY AREA 3- 3 CLOCK HOURS

New Spirit United Church of Christ
143 Quebec Ave So
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Managing Change In Changing Times”
Cost
: $37.00
Time: 3:30pm-6:30pm
Instructor: Rae Ann Pelinka

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Rae Ann Pelinka/612-804-2026
lunchladyu@gmail.com

 


DATE: June 16, 2014

 KEY AREA 3- 2 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Introducing Whole Grains Into The School Cafeteria”
Cost
: $5.00
Time: 9:00am-11:00am or 3:00pm-5:00pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


KEY AREA 4-COMMUNICATION/MARKETING


DATE: April 24, 2014

KEY AREA 4- 3 CLOCK HOURS

New Spirit United Church of Christ
143 Quebec Ave So
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Discover School Breakfast”
Cost
: $37.00
Time: 3:30pm-6:30pm
Instructor: Rae Ann Pelinka

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Rae Ann Pelinka/612-804-2026
lunchladyu@gmail.com


 DATE: June 17, 2014

 KEY AREA 4- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Marketing & Business Etiquette for Successful Communication”
Cost
: $45.00
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm or 3:00pm-7:00pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


DATE: June 23, 2014

 KEY AREA 4- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Adventures In the Grocery Store With Real Time Marketing”
Cost
: $45.00
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm or 3:00pm-7:00pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor
CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com

 


ServSafe & Other Sanitation (Food Manager Certification ) Classes

DATE KEY AREA & LOCATION TOPIC CONTACT
On-going At various locations and dates throughout Minnesota and online course option
KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS
Food Manager Re-Certification “Serve It Up Safely”$75.00; We offer classes throughout Minnesota. You can also earn certified food manager renewal clock hours online. This interactive web course meets all of the requirements set by the MN Dept of Health. Contact: www.extension.umn. edu/foodsafetyor contact: Connie Schwartau 507-337-2819 schwa047@umn.edu
On-going At various dates and locations throughout Minnesota and an On-line Training option KEY AREA 1 10 CLOCK HOURS
(Online course does not meet the SNA core course requirement 
Food Manager Certification “ServSafe”$175.00 Classes use ServSafe® curriculum. Fee includes course, text book, materials exam, and certificate.
Online course uses Tap Series curriculum. Fee includes course, exam, and certificate and CD rom for dial-up internet or link to the course for high speed internet.
Contact: www.extension.umn. edu/foodsafetyor contact: Connie Schwartau 507-337-2819 schwa047@umn.edu
On-going online course option Food Allergen Training for Food Service Employees: One-hour interactive web-based course teaches food handlers about food allergies and the important role they have to protect the health of customers.  Approved for one training hour for MN Certified Food Managers.  $10 per person.  Register at extension.umn.edu/food-safety/ Contact: www.extension.umn. edu/foodsafety or contact: Connie Schwartau 507-337-2819 schwa047@umn.edu
ON-GOING
Various locations throughout Minnesota Mankato:
Register for classes here!
Register for HoW-TO and Equipment classes here!
Visit the TouchPoint site here.

New**A Chinese Class to be held on October 27th.
KEY AREA #1 FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION TRAINER & CONSULTANT Lars Johnson provides certification classes, onsite training, site visits, and speaking engagements throughout Minnesota in English and Spanish.Food safety certification, re-certification, in-service training, health department support, metro classes, southern Minnesota, Prometric, instructor, food manager training, staff training, FoodSafetyGuy, renewal course. For more information http://foodsafetyguy.com/Will accept Cool School Rewards Points for class room certification and recertification classes! Contact: Lars Johnson aka FoodSafetyGuy507-990-5129Independent Trainer
Online Webinars from MDE
Click on Title of session to access the session.
  •   “Food Service Basics”training intended for charter schools and small sponsors.  This is a “crash course” in administration and operation of a school food service program intended for new sponsors or new employees 3 hour webinar.
  • School Meals Certification for Additional 6 Cent Reimbursement.“  This 2-hour webinar session introduces the menu certification process necessary to receive the additional 6 cent per lunch meal additional reimbursement, and the Excel templates that must be utilized. This is an introductory overview of the certification tools and menu certification
  • “6 Cent Menu Certification Process.”  This is 1-hour webinar that provides training on how to start entering data on the required USDA menu certification Excel documents in order for sponsors to receive the additional 6 cent lunch meal reimbursement.