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)

*Free 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 CERTIFICATE CLASSES
Listed in Key Areas

August -November 2014


KEY AREA 1-OPERATIONS

 


DATE:   September 23, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4  CLOCK HOURS

New Spirt United Church of Christ
14394 Quebec Ave S
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Food Safety Basics”
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: September 24, 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: $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: September 30, October 2, 72014

 KEY AREA 1- 10  CLOCK HOURS
SNA Core Course

New Spirt United Church of Christ
14394 Quebec Ave S
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “ServSafe”
Cost: $80.00-Class only
$44.00 Test Only
$$54.00 Book Only
$$178.00-Class/Book/Test
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: October 6, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
South Entrance of High School

TOPIC: “Food Safety Basics”
Meets the renewal requirements for the MN Food Manager Certificate

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: October 9, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Food Safety Basics”
Meets the renewal requirements for the MN Food Manager Certificate

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: October 18, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Simply Good Eating”
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: October 21, 22, 2014

 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: 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:   October 28, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4  CLOCK HOURS

New Spirt United Church of Christ
14394 Quebec Ave S
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Developing a School Food Safety Program”
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: November 1, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Ethnic Food Stores”

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: November 3, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “No Time To Train-Herbs, Spices & Seasonings-Lessons 33-34”
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: November 15, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Food Facts: Raw Produce-Selecting & Serving It Safely”
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


DATENovember 17, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
South Entrance of High School

TOPIC: “Knife and Food Safety”
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:   November 18, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 3  CLOCK HOURS

New Spirt United Church of Christ
14394 Quebec Ave S
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs”
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: November 20, 2014

 KEY AREA 1- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Culinary Techniques for Healthy School Meals”

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: 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


  KEY AREA 2-NUTRITION


  DATE:   September 16, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 3  CLOCK HOURS

New Spirt United Church of Christ
14394 Quebec Ave S
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Fats: The Real Scoop & Know The Difference”
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: September 22, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 4 CLOCK HOURS

17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
South Entrance of High School

TOPIC: “Super Foods”
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: September 29, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Nutrition 101: A Taste of Champions”
Lesson 1-5

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: October 2, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Nutrition 101: A Taste of Food and Fitness”
Lessons 6-10
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: October 4, 2014

 

 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:   October 9, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 3  CLOCK HOURS

New Spirt United Church of Christ
14394 Quebec Ave S
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Diet Myths & Portion Distortion”
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: October 16, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 3CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010/My Plate”
Cost
: $35.00
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor

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


  DATE: October 20, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 4 CLOCK HOURS

17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
South Entrance of High School

TOPIC: “Bean Crazy”
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:   October 30, November 4, 6, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 10  CLOCK HOURS

New Spirt United Church of Christ
14394 Quebec Ave S
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Nutrition 101”
SNA Core Course
Cost
: $80.00
Time: 3:30pm-7:00pm
Instructor: Rae Ann Pelinka
To sign up for class please call instructor

CONTACT: Rae Ann Pelinka / 612-804-2026
lunchladyu@gmail.com


  DATE: November 10, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 4 CLOCK HOURS

17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
South Entrance of High School

TOPIC: “Introducing Whole Grains Into the School Cafeteria: Keeping Kids From Falling Short”
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:  November 20, 2014

 KEY AREA 2- 3 CLOCK HOURS

New Spirt United Church of Christ
14394 Quebec Ave S
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Amazing Eggs: Explore The Versatility of Eggs”
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: 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


KEY AREA 3-ADMINISTRATION


DATE:  September 18, 2014

 KEY AREA 3- 3 CLOCK HOURS

New Spirt United Church of Christ
14394 Quebec Ave S
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Performance Standards, Expectations and Employee Discipline”
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: October 13, 2014

 KEY AREA 3- 2 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “How to get your SNA Certificate”
Cost
: $5.00
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: October 17, 2014

 KEY AREA 3- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Valuing Differences in The Workplace”
Cost
: $35.00
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Instructor: Valerie Johns

To sign up for class please call instructor

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


DATE:  October 21, 2014

 KEY AREA 3- 3 CLOCK HOURS

New Spirt United Church of Christ
14394 Quebec Ave S
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Balance and Personal Development”

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: October 27, 2014

 KEY AREA 3- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Conflict & Challenge In The Work Place”
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: November 11, 2014

 KEY AREA 3- 3 CLOCK HOURS

New Spirit United Church of Christ
14394 Quebec Ave So
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Value of Valuing Differences In The Workplace”

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: 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


 KEY AREA 4-COMMUNICATION/MARKETING


DATE:  September 25, 2014

 KEY AREA 4- 3 CLOCK HOURS

New Spirt United Church of Christ
14394 Quebec Ave S
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Utilizing The Cafeteria As A Classroom”
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: October 15, 2014

 KEY AREA 4- 4CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Food Assistant: You Are Important”
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: October 23, 2014

 KEY AREA 4- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Attracting Customers with Meal Appeal”
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:  October 23, 2014

 KEY AREA 4- 4 CLOCK HOURS

New Spirt United Church of Christ
14394 Quebec Ave S
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Marketing Your School Food Service Program”
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: November 6, 2014

 KEY AREA 4- 4 CLOCK HOURS

6400 Barrie Road
Studio 804
Edina, MN 55435

TOPIC: “Focus On The Customer”
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: November 13, 2014

 KEY AREA 4- 3 CLOCK HOURS

New Spirit United Church of Christ
14394 Quebec Ave So
Savage, MN 55378

TOPIC: “Rate Your Customer Service & Achieve Customer Satisfaction”
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

 


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.