The conference kicks off on August 12 & 13 with a two-day orientation for new Massachusetts School Nutrition Directors. The orientation will provide new directors with the strategies and resources needed to meet school nutrition regulations for the 2013-2014 school year.
Attendees of the two-day orientation will have the opportunity to learn about the USDA program requirements from the Education Specialists of the Office for Nutrition, Health, and Safety Programs at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Because school nutrition directors wear many hats, the orientation will focus on both food and nutrition standards, as well as foodservice management strategies. Here is the overview…
- August 12th will include meal pattern requirements, food production records, school food safety plans, and USDA foods/production.
- August 13th will focus on meal benefit issuance, financial management, and record keeping.
The Summer Institute two-day orientation will be a fantastic opportunity to develop strategies, gather resources, and gain professional insight and support!
In addition to the two-day orientation, school nutrition directors are encouraged to attend all days of the Summer Institute. For more detailed program and schedule information please view the 2013 Summer Institute brochure. Register online today!
– blog written by Tina White, FSU graduate food and nutrition student