Special Nutrition Programs

FY 2014 Special Nutrition Program Trainings

The Special Nutrition Programs unit of the Nutrition Services Branch has program training scheduled for the fiscal year. Follow these links to find further information about each class. You can download the Adobe Acrobat Reader free to view registration information as a PDF document.

Training Descriptions

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 Child and Adult Care Food Program Training (CACFP)

Application Update Training for Independent Centers

Application Update Training for Independent Centers
Target Audience
Person(s) responsible for completing the annual CACFP Update Application.
Description

This live training will provide guidance on completing the annual CACFP Update Application to institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to

  • Identify the forms required to complete the annual CACFP Update Application
  • Accurately complete application update documents 
Date(s)  Time Location Registration
August 25 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Asheville, NC Form
September 3 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pembroke, NC Form
September 4 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Raleigh, NC Form


Application Update Training for Sponsoring Organizations of Centers

Application Update Training for Sponsoring Organizations of Centers
Target Audience
Person(s) responsible for completing the annual CACFP update application.
Description

This live training will provide guidance on completing the annual CACFP Update Application to Sponsoring Organizations of Centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to

  • Identify the forms required to complete the annual CACFP Update Application
  • Accurately complete application update documents 
Date(s)  Time Location Registration
August 25 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Asheville, NC Form
September 3 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pembroke, NC Form
September 4 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Raleigh, NC Form

Build a Better Menu

Build a Better Menu
Target Audience
Healthy Futures Starting in the Kitchen award recipients and all other CACFP child care staff and cooks.
Description

This training will increase the child care provider’s awareness of the current nutrition recommendations, the healthy menu planning toolkit, review resources and motivate the child care providers to begin implementation of healthy nutrition changes in their center or home. The training will be highly interactive, with time allotted for participants to work in small groups to develop a 4-week cycle of healthy menus.

Date(s)  Time Location Registration
TBD TBD TBD TBD


 Civil Rights Training Webinar

Civil Rights Training Webinar
Target Audience
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) institutions and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Sponsors
Description

This training meets the annual Civil Rights training requirements for institutions and sponsors participating in any Special Nutrition Program which includes Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Participants will gain an understanding of the procedures and requirements of the State Agency, institutions, and sponsors that administer any USDA’s Special Nutrition Program. This training is pre-recorded and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the laws and regulations that protect the participants’ civil rights
  • State the requirements of the civil rights public notification policy
  • Describe the process for the collection of ethnic and racial data
  • List the requirements for reporting complaints of discrimination
  • Explain the compliance requirements for Special Nutrition Programs
  • Describe approaches to conflict resolution
  • Recognize the importance of customer service

Date(s)/Time(s) Location Links
Any time Webinar


 Financial Management for Independent Centers

Financial Management for Independent Centers
Target Audience
Person(s) responsible for CACFP budget and overall financial management of program.
Description

This training is designed to provide instructions, tools and tips to efficiently manage the financial aspects of an independent child or adult care program. This class is a programmatic training.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify internal control and budget requirements in order to efficiently manage the financial costs of the program.
  • State what to expect during monitoring reviews regarding financial management.
  • Complete sample forms and documentation to be used when preparing claims and other financial information required for CACFP participation.
  • Identify state and federal policies and regulations required for CACFP participating institutions.

Date(s) Time Location Registration
July 22, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Leland, NC Form
August 26, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Asheville, NC Form
September 4, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pembroke, NC Form


 Financial Management for Sponsoring Organizations

Financial Management for Sponsoring Organizations
Target Audience
Person(s) responsible for CACFP budget and overall financial management of program.
Description

This training is designed to provide instructions, tools and tips to help sponsoring organizations efficiently manage the financial aspects of the program. This class is a programmatic training.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify internal control and budget requirements in order to efficiently manage the financial costs of the program
  • State what to expect during monitoring reviews regarding financial management
  • Compete sample forms and documentation to be used when preparing claims and other financial information required for CACFP participation
  • Identify state and federal policies and regulation required for CACFP participating institutions.

Date(s) Time Location Registration
July 22, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Leland, NC Form
August 26, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Asheville, NC Form
September 4, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pembroke, NC Form


 General Statute 143 Reports Webinar

GS 143 Reports for CACFP and SFSP Grantees
Target Audience
CACFP institutions and SFSP sponsors currently participating and receiving funds from the state.
Description

This webinar is for both CACFP and SFSP participants. Participants will learn about the required GS 143C-6-23 report to be filed online annually. A computer and phone line is required to access the webinar training.

Objectives

At the end of this webinar:

  • Participants will be able to successfully obtain an NCID and password
  • Participants will be able to accurately complete GS 143 report annually in a timely manner.
Date(s)  Time Registration
TBD TBD TBA


 How to Complete a CACFP Budget for Independent Centers

How to Complete a CACFP Budget for Independent Centers
Target Audience
Person(s) responsible for the CACFP budget and financial management at the institution
Description

This hands-on training will guide participants through the budget preparation process using the electronic budget tool. Participants are asked to bring their laptop computers (fully charged) to this training.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the total food service cost of their institution
  • Predict CACFP reimbursement for the new fiscal year
  • Prepare their CACFP budget using the electronic budget tool
Date(s) Time Location Registration
July 22, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Leland, NC Form
August 26, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Asheville, NC Form
September 4, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pembroke, NC Form


 How to Complete a CACFP Budget Sponsoring Organizations of Centers

How to Complete a CACFP Budget for Sponsoring Organizations of Centers
Target Audience
Person(s) responsible for the CACFP budget and financial management at the sponsor level
Description

This hands-on training will guide participants through the budget preparation process using the electronic budget tool. Participants are asked to bring their laptop computers (fully charged) to this training.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the total food service cost of their institution
  • Predict CACFP reimbursement for the new fiscal year
  • Prepare their CACFP budget using the electronic budget tool
Date(s) Time Location Registration
July 22, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Leland, NC Form
August 26, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Asheville, NC Form
September 4, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pembroke, NC Form


 How to Conduct A Sponsored Center Review: for Sponsoring Organizations of Centers

How to Conduct A Sponsored Center Review: for Sponsoring Organizations of Centers
Target Audience
Person(s) at the sponsor level who is responsible for monitoring sponsored centers.
Description

This training is designed to provide instructions, tools and tips to effectively monitor sponsored sites in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and provide follow up visits to sponsored sites.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the definition and purpose of sponsored center reviews
  • Conduct an unbiased sponsored center review
  • Recognize findings
  • Assign appropriate corrective actions
  • Conduct follow-up monitoring when necessary
Date(s) Time Location Registration
April 29, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pembroke Form


 Kids Eat Smart Move More Regional Trainings

Kids Eat Smart Move More Regional Trainings
Target Audience
Kids Eat Smart Move More award recipients and all other CACFP child care staff and cooks
Description

All child care institutions participating with CACFP are welcome to attend this workshop and receive DCD credits! This one day fun-filled workshop will provide instruction and plenty of interactive activities with regard to encouraging healthy eating and activity practices in your facility. Workshop topics include background information on child obesity, nutrition and physical activity for young children, staff wellness, and working with families to encourage healthier lifestyles.

Date(s) Time Location
TBD TBD TBD


 Moving More in Child Care Webinar

Moving More in Child Care Webinar
Target Audience

Early childhood education staff, child care providers, and parents of young children.

Description

In this interactive webinar, participants will learn about best practices for offering and increasing opportunities for physical activity in the child care setting, view video clips on physical activity in child care settings, and receive resources to help children and childcare staff "move more"!

Date(s) Time Location Registration
TBA 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Online TBA


 North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare Designation Webinar

North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare Designation Webinar
Target Audience
Child care providers, child care administrators, community partners, staff, and parents
Description

This webinar will introduce participants to the Ten Steps to Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care, summarize the benefits of having a breastfeeding-friendly child care, describe the process for applying for the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation, and explain how child care facilities are awarded the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation.

Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the Ten Steps to Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care
  • Recognize the benefits of having a breastfeeding-friendly child care
  • Understand the process for applying for the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation
  • Learn how child care facilities are awarded the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care designation
Date/Time Location
Anytime Webinar


 Potential Institution Training

Potential Institution Training
Target Audience
Owners, Directors, Administrators
Description
This hands-on course is intended to introduce potential institutions to the application process and basic requirements for participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. To participate in CACFP, all interested institutions must attend this training. No registration fee is required. This training occurs over two days. It is limited to one person per institution. The same person must be in attendance both days. It is strongly recommended that the attendee from the organization be legally able to enter into a binding contract with the State Agency. You will need to identity if you are representing an independent center or sponsoring organization when you register. 

Definition of Independent Center:  A single child care center, or outside-school hours care center or adult day care center, or at-risk after school program or emergency/homeless shelter.

Definition of Sponsoring Organization (Unaffiliated): Having one or more day care homes, child care centers, outside-school hours care centers, adult day care centers, at-risk afterschool centers, emergency/homeless shelters, or combination which are legally distinct entities from the sponsor. 

Definition of Sponsoring Organization (Affiliated): Having two or more child care centers, outside-school hours care centers, adult day care centers, at-risk afterschool centers, emergency/homeless shelters, or combination which are part of the same legal entity as the sponsoring organization. This includes public, private non-profit, and private for-profit organizations.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Complete an accurate CACFP application packet
  • Describe the benefits, criteria and requirements for the CACFP
  • Apply regulations that govern the CACFP
  • Identify required records.

Date(s) Time Location Registration
TBD 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. TBD TBD


 Your CACFP Responsibilities for Adult Day Care Centers

Your CACFP Responsibilities for Adult Day Care Centers
Target Audience
Directors, Owners, and Administrators of Sponsoring Organizations of Adult Day Care Centers and Independent Adult Day Care Centers
Description

This session is for sponsoring organizations of adult day care centers and independent adult day care centers currently participating in the CACFP. This session will provide the necessary guidance and instructions to operate an efficient, effective, and successful Adult Day Care Food Program. The following areas will be discussed: CACFP adult meal patterns requirements, menus and meal counts, income eligibility applications, CACFP costs, enrollment documentation, recordkeeping, claims submission and additional program requirements. This is a programmatic training.

Objectives
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
  • Plan meals that meet the CACFP meal pattern requirements for adults
  • Accurately classify and maintain income eligibility applications
  • Maintain records to support the claim for reimbursement
  • Submit a claim for reimbursement
  • Identify monitoring, civil rights, and training requirements

Date(s) Time Location Registration
July 30, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Greensboro, NC Form


 Your CACFP Responsibilities-Independent Centers

Your CACFP Responsibilities-Independent Centers
Target Audience
Directors, Owners, Administrators
Description

This session is for institutions currently participating in the CACFP and serving infants and children. This session will provide the necessary guidance and instructions to operate an efficient, effective, and successful Child and Adult Care Food Program. The following areas will be discussed: CACFP meal patterns requirements, menus and meal counts, income eligibility applications, CACFP costs, enrollment documentation, recordkeeping, claims submission and additional program requirements.

Objectives
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
  • Plan meals that meet the CACFP meal pattern requirements for infants and children
  • Accurately classify and maintain income eligibility applications
  • Maintain records to support the claim for reimbursement
  • Submit a claim for reimbursement
  • Identify monitoring, civil rights, and training requirements.

Date(s) Time Location Registration
August 6, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Asheville, NC Filled to Capacity


 Your CACFP Responsibilities-Sponsoring Organizations of Centers

Your CACFP Responsibilities – Sponsoring Organizations of Centers
Target Audience
Directors, Owners, Administrators
Description

This session is for institutions currently participating in the CACFP as sponsors of centers serving infants and children. This session will provide the necessary guidance and instructions to operate an efficient, effective, and successful Child and Adult Care Food Program. The following areas will be discussed: CACFP meal patterns requirements, menus and meal counts, income eligibility applications, CACFP costs, enrollment documentation, recordkeeping, claims submission and additional program requirements.

Objectives
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
  • Plan meals that meet the CACFP meal pattern requirements for infants and children
  • Accurately classify and maintain income eligibility applications
  • Maintain records to support the claim for reimbursement
  • Submit a claim for reimbursement
  • Identify monitoring, civil rights, and training requirements.

Date(s) Time Location Registration
August 6, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Asheville, NC Filled to capacity



CACFP Registration Procedures

  • On-Site Training:
    • Maximum of two people from each institution, space limited.
    • Confirmation letter will be sent for each registration form received.
    • Directions to training location will be sent with confirmation.
    • No videotaping or audio taping of sessions is allowed.
    • Attendance of the entire program required. No partial credit given for any training.
    • Need to cancel? Call Cindy Reilly (919-707-5784) and leave message so others may attend.
  • Webinar Training:
    • Must have access to internet (with Adobe Flash Player 8 installed) for viewing and phone for sound.
    • Registration for webinars is completed online only. A link to the registration page is available with the training description.
    • If registering for CACFP webinar training for the first time, please complete all required fields.
    • If you have ever previously registered with us, click on the words “click here” on the screen. You must use the original email address and password that you used when you first registered for any training, so remember this information.
    • Confirmation for webinar registrations will be sent via email shortly before the date of the training event. Set up your computer so email messages will not go to junk or spam mail.
    • Call 1-800-422-3623 (Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro) for difficulties during any webinar. CACFP State Agency employees cannot assist with technical difficulties.

 Summer Food Service Program Training (SFSP)

 2014 SFSP Application Workshops

2014 SFSP Application Workshops
Target Audience
2014 SFSP Sponsors
Description

These are resources for potential sponsors, potential CACFP institution sponsors, updating sponsors, and potential or updating School Food Authority sponsors seeking step-by-step assistance in completing the 2014 Summer Food Service Program Application. These workshops are pre-recorded and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Successfully complete the 2014 SFSP Application
  2. Understand the application process and deadlines
  3. Implement steps required to submit application to the State Agency

Date(s) Mode Time Title and Link
Anytime Webinar Anytime


 Civil Rights Training Webinar

Civil Rights Training Webinar
Target Audience
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) institutions and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Sponsors
Description

This training meets the annual Civil Rights training requirements for institutions and sponsors participating in any Special Nutrition Program which includes Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Participants will gain an understanding of the procedures and requirements of the State Agency, institutions, and sponsors that administer any USDA’s Special Nutrition Program. This training is pre-recorded and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Objectives
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Summarize the laws and regulations that protect the participants’ civil rights
  • State the requirements of the civil rights public notification policy
  • Describe the process for the collection of ethnic and racial data
  • List the requirements for reporting complaints for discrimination
  • Explain the compliance requirements for Special Nutrition Programs
  • Describe approaches to conflict resolution
  • Recognize the importance of customer services.

Date(s)/Time(s) Location Links
Anytime Webinar


 SFSP Technical Assistance

SFSP Technical Assistance
Target Audience
Sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Description

These webinar technical assistance workshops are offered for sponsors to provide technical assistance to successfully operate the SFSP. Choose the training topic and view without registration. This training is pre-recorded and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Date(s)/Time(s) Mode Title and Link
Anytime Webinar

 



 Updating Sponsor Training

Updating Sponsor Training
Target Audience
2014 Updating Sponsors
Description

This is a required training session for all updating sponsors that did not experience significant program violations in its operation during the 2013 program year. This training meets the annual sponsor training requirements for updating SFSP sponsors. An updating sponsor is a sponsor that, determined by the State Agency, has successfully participated in the Summer Food Service Program in the prior year and has a permanent program agreement with the State Agency. This training is pre-recorded and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the eligibility requirements for the sponsor, site, and participant
  2. Define meal service methods and requirements
  3. Plan a nutritious menu based that meets SFSP meal pattern requirements
  4. Adhere to food safety and health permit regulations
  5. Illustrate how pertinent records support your monthly claim
  6. Determine your SFSP 2014 reimbursement rates
  7. Distinguish between allowable and unallowable costs
  8. Encourage nutrition and daily physical activity
  9. Understand the application process and deadlines

Date(s) Mode Time Title and Link
Anytime Powerpoint Presentation Anytime



SFSP Registration Procedures

  • On-Site Training:
    • Maximum of two people from each institution, space limited.
    • Confirmation letter will be sent for each registration form received.
    • Directions to training location will be sent with confirmation.
    • No videotaping or audio taping of sessions is allowed.
    • Attendance of the entire program required. No partial credit given for any training.
    • Need to cancel? Call the SFSP Program (919-707-5768) and leave message so others may attend.
  • Webinar Training:
    • Must have access to internet (with Adobe Flash Player 8 installed) for viewing and phone for sound.
    • Registration for webinars is completed online only. A link to the registration page is available with the training description.
    • If registering for SFSP webinar training for the first time, please complete all required fields.
    • If you have ever previously registered with us, click on the words “click here” on the screen. You must use the original email address and password that you used when you first registered for any training, so remember this information.
    • Confirmation for webinar registrations will be sent via email shortly before the date of the training event. Set up your computer so email messages will not go to junk or spam mail.
    • Call 1-800-422-3623 (Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro) for difficulties during any webinar. SFSP State Agency employees cannot assist with technical difficulties.