Classes

Why Should I Earn My Certificate?

With new professional standards coming from USDA, it’s more important than ever to invest in school nutrition training and education. Getting your Certificate in School Nutrition from SNA will give you a head start to prepare for professional standards.

Earning your Certificate in School Nutrition will:

  • Provide a career ladder you can use to advance in the field
  • Add credibility to your position and to your school’s program
  • Enhance your professional image with supervisors, parents, and administrators
  • Stay current on the latest issues and solutions related to your job

SNA Certificate in School Nutrition – Program Guide (pdf)
Download the PDF guide to learn more about approved core courses and requirements to earn your SNA Certificate in School Nutrition.

Click here to see the initial requirements and download your application form.

* Note that SNA’s certification program has been re-named the SNA Certificate in School Nutrition program. Click here for FAQs related the name change 

SNA Level One Certificate-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) 

NFSMI’s Free Online Training

Education courses offered online at NFSMI support the professional development and training of child nutrition program personnel at all levels of responsibility. The NFSMI’s online course system supports the research-based competencies, knowledge, and skills needed for excellence in child nutrition program management.

NFSMI online training provides self-paced online courses that may be completed over multiple sessions. Once a course has been completed, a certificate of completion is provided and may be used to satisfy certain certification and credentialing requirements. All SNA approved Key area classes are noted.   Additionally, NFSMI online courses are offered free of charge. Click the link to learn more about NFSMI Online Training Features.
Note: Initial courses for Level One for the SNA Certificate program can be achieved by taking the free online training of Serving It Safe and Nutrition 101. (Serving It Safe course does NOT qualify for the MN Food Manager Certificate from the MN Dept. Of Health)

 


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 CERTIFICATE CLASSES
Listed in Key Areas


KEY AREA 1-OPERATIONS

  

 

 DATE: November 24, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Fresh Foods: Farm to Table”
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: December 1, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 2 CLOCK HOURS
6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Tricks of the Trade: Preparing Fruits & Vegetables”

Cost: $25.00
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: December 2, 2014

 KEY AREA 1-3 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Cooks For Kids: Chefs Move to Schools”

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: December 8, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools”

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: December 11, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “On The Road To Professional Food Preparation, 2nd Edition”

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: January 8, 2015

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Ethnic Food Stores”
Cost
: $46.00
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: January 12, 2015

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Kitchen Fundamentals”
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: January 15, 2015

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Food Safety Basics”
Meets the MN Food Manager Certificate Renewal Requirements
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: January 17, 2015

 KEY AREA 1- 3 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Meals In Minutes-Meal Planning”
Cost
: $35.00
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor

CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


  DATE: January 19, 2015

 KEY AREA 1- 10 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Serving It Safe”
SNA Core Course
Cost
: $95.00
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: January 21, 2015

 KEY AREA 1- 2 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Meals in Minutes-Easy Stir Fry”
Cost
: $25.00
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: January 22, 2015

 KEY AREA 1- 2 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Meals in Minutes-Wrap & Roll”
Cost
: $25.00
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: January 31, 2015

 KEY AREA 1- 3 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “The Produce Lab Videos-Culinary Techniques”
Cost
: $35.00
Time: 8:00am-11:00am
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor

CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529
sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


  DATE: January 31, 2015

 KEY AREA 1- 3 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “The Produce Lab Videos-Good Agricultural Practices”
Cost
: $35.00
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
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: November 26, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Super Foods For a Healthier Lifestyle”
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: December 3, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Focus On Fats; A Taste of Food And Fitness”

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: December 10, 2014

 KEY AREA 2-3 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Whole Grains For the National Lunch/Breakfast Programs”

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: December 13, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Nutrition 101: A Taste of Food & Nutrition”

Cost: $45.00
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: December 15, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 2 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “No Time To Train: Lesson 16 & 23; MyPlate-The New Generation: Food Icon/Physical Activity”

Cost: $25.00
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: December 17, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 3 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Fueling The School Aged Athlete-Healthy Eating Scores”

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: January 3, 2015

 

 KEY AREA 2- 10 CLOCK HOURS

 

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

 

TOPIC: “Nutrition 101”
SNA Core Course
Cost
: $95.00
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: January 7, 2015

 

 KEY AREA 2- 4 CLOCK HOURS

 

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

 

TOPIC: “Managing Food Allergies in School Nutrition Programs”
Cost
: $47.00
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


KEY AREA 3-ADMINISTRATION


DATE: November 29, 2014

 KEY AREA 3- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Growing Your Professional Skills”
Cost: $45.00
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor

CONTACT: Valerie Johns / 952-913-2529

sosvjohns13@hotmail.com


DATE: December 13, 2014

 KEY AREA 3- 2 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Yoga Stretch/54321+8 Count Down To Your Health”

Cost: $25.00
Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm
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: December 18, 2014

 KEY AREA 4- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Utilizing The Cafeteria As A Classroom”
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: January 26, 2015

 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: 3:30pm-7:30pm
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.