Classes

MDE  School Nutrition Programs  

Food and Nutrition Service provides training opportunities for sponsors of School Nutrition Programs to support successful operations of programs in compliance with federal regulations. Training opportunities include online training through e-learning, real-time webinars with interactive learning and opportunities to ask questions, and classes offered around the state and at the Minnesota Department of Education.

Every Tuesday throughout the school year a different topic related to school nutrition program operation will be presented via webinar at 2:00 p.m. Please join us from your computer at home or with your colleagues at school for this live webinar presentation.

MDE: Training School Nutrition Programs

NOTE: All Tuesdays @ 2:00 sessions count toward the Professional Standards annual training requirements.

 

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Professional Standards for School Nutrition Professionals
This site allows school nutrition staff to search for training that meets their learning needs. Each listing contains information about the training, including how to access, developer, date, learning objectives covered, and more. Updated-USDA Professional Guide

 

logo_snaSNA Certificate Program

Earning your Certificate in School Nutrition shows your commitment to your profession and helps you stay current on the job. SNA’s Certificate Program is built on the four key areas fundamental to USDA Professional Standards:

 

  1. Nutrition
  2. Operations
  3. Administration
  4. Communications/Marketing

 Certificate Application Requirements

SNA has now launched the additional Level to the Certificate in School Nutrition Program that will serve as a “bridge” between Level 1 and the old Level 2. The goal of the new Level 2 is to help members have a more realistic professional development path and help them strive toward continued growth and experiences beyond the Level 1 requirements.

The new Level 2 requires 46 hours, which is less than the old Level 2 requirement of 86 hours. Download the updated SNA Certificate in School Nutrition Program Guide to view details about the requirements for the new Level 2 of if you are ready to apply download the application form.

Current Certificate Holders
There are no changes for Level 1 Certificate holders, but we recommend that you take advantage of this new bridge level and move up to Level 2.

If you had an existing Level 2 or Level 3 certificate, your certificate has been renamed Level 3 and Level 4 respectively. This is a name change only and does not impact your renewal requirements. You can download your updated certificate from www.schoolnutrition.org/myaccount.

Renewing Your Certificate

Renewals will now be based upon membership type, as follows:

1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) = 1 hour of training for Professional Standards
**For SNA programming, the Certificate and Credentialing Governing Council will  allow bundling two 30 minute trainings on the same topic to count as one CEU.**(9/29/15)

Training must be in one of the four key areas and your specific training plan and topic areas should be determined by (or in conjunction with your) supervisor.

  • Renewal CEUs must be completed during the certificate year.
  • CEUs must be a minimum of one hour in length.

SNA Certificate Program Guide

Audit Information

SNA will check proof of CEUs via a random audit. Only those chosen for the audit will be required to send in documentation of CEUs earned. If you are selected for an audit, notification to send CEU documentation to SNA will be included in your annual renewal notice.

For more information about the certificate program’s alignment to USDA Professional Standards please visit www.schoolnutrition.org

 

SNA Level One Certificate-Approved Core Courses for Minnesota

Nutrition

 

Note: Initial courses for Level One for the SNA Certificate program can be achieved by taking the free online training of Food Safety in Schools and Nutrition 101. (Food Safety in Schools course does NOT qualify for the Minnesota Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) from the MN Dept. Of Health)

 

Institute of Child Nutrition  ELearning Training

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

ICN ELearing 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. Additionally, ICN online courses are offered free of charge. Click here learn more about ICN Elearning Training Features.


Note: Initial courses for Level One for the SNA Certificate program can be achieved by taking the free online training of Food Safety in Schools and Nutrition 101. (Food Safety in Schools course does NOT qualify for the Minnesota Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) from the MN Dept. Of Health)

 

Chop! Chop! Culinary Skills

Welcome to the home of the Chop! Chop! culinary skills training video series. These free training videos will help you and your school food service staff use more fresh, local-grown fruits and vegetables—and whole grains—in your school meal program by introducing new foods, recipes and culinary skills. View all six videos below, along with support resources and recipes for your school lunch programs.
These training videos are a joint project of CESA Nutrition Purchasing, the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and Team Nutrition of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Click here to access the Chop Chop website.

 
 

School Nutrition Association Learning Center

The Learning Center resources are designed to support you in your school nutrition journey and help you to grow in the field. SNA members can regularly access new learning resources and opportunities to earn CEUs. SNA’s Training Zone is your One-Stop Shop for all of SNA’s eLearning.

 

 

MN Department of Education Training Classes

Tuesday @ 2:00” Training

Every Tuesday throughout the school year a different topic related to school nutrition program operation will be presented via webinar at 2:00 p.m. Please join us from your computer at home or with your colleagues at school for this live webinar presentation.

Click here for upcoming Session descriptions and registration.


NOTE:
All Tuesdays @ 2:00 sessions count toward the Professional Standards annual training requirements for the 2016-17 school year.

 

Sanitation (Food Manager Certification ) Classes

DATE KEY AREA & LOCATION TOPIC CONTACT
 On-going  KEY AREA #2 You can 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/foodsafety
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. Register at extension.umn.edu/food-safety/ Contact: www.extension.umn. edu/foodsafety