Nuts & Bolts of School Nutrition Programs On Demand
The Nuts & Bolts of School Nutrition Programs On Demand is an interactive online training series on fundamental topics in School Meal Programs. The modules are available 24/7 to conveniently allow school nutrition professionals, such as directors, managers and staff, to be trained on demand. Simply click the topics below to begin – no login required!
Upon completion of both the module and post-test & evaluation, you will receive a certificate of training indicating the hours and suggested learning codes (SLC) earned towards your professional standards requirement.
1.25 CEUs, Suggested Learning Codes: 2310, 4120
National School Lunch Program (NSLP) – USDA-FNS
Offer versus Serve Guidance for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) – USDA-FNS
School Breakfast Program (SBP) – USDA-FNS
Afterschool Snacks – USDA-FNS
Special Milk Program (SMP) – USDA-FNS
0.75 CEUs, Suggested Learning Codes: 1170, 2510
USDA Foods Cost Analysis Tool
1 CEU, Suggested Learning Codes: 3260, 3310, 3320
Lesson 1: Administrative Review Basics
Lesson 2: Meal Access and Reimbursement, Meal Pattern and Nutritional Quality
Lesson 3: Resource Management, General Program Compliance and Other Federal Program Reviews
Lesson 4: Administrative Review Process Summary
1 CEU, Suggested Learning Codes: 3300, 3360
Post-test and Evaluation
none available at this time
Recognized by DESE as the State-approved civil rights training.
0.75 CEUs, Suggested Learning Codes: 3240, 4150
Civil Rights (Spanish) Derechos Civiles en los Programas de Nutrición Infantil
Civil Rights Training Requirements
Customer Service and Handling Complaints in Child Nutrition Programs
Download a Sample Civil Rights Complaint Log
How to Handle a Complaint in Child Nutrition Programs
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form
Eligibility Manual for School Meals – Determining and Verifying Eligibility
And Justice for All Posters
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
Civil Rights Compliance And Enforcement
Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination
NOTE: On January 1, 2023, sesame became the ninth major allergen that must be labeled in plain language on packaged foods in the U.S. Updates to this module are forthcoming.
Recognized by DESE and MDPH as an acceptable training required in the Allergen Awareness Act, M.G.L.c.140, § 6B.
1 CEU, Suggested Learning Code: 1160
Sesame Added as Major Allergen
Food Allergies & Intolerances – JSI Resource Center
The Food Allergy Book: What School Employees Need to Know – English
The Food Allergy Book: What School Employees Need to Know – Spanish
Special Dietary Needs – JSI Resource Center
Accommodating Children with Disabilities in the School Meal Programs – USDA-FNS
Managing Life-Threatening Allergies in School
These training materials have been created by The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education through a USDA Professional Standards grant.
Modules updated March 2021