Special Nutrition Programs

FY 2013 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)

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(s)  Time Registration
May 22, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Online

 

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 Registration
Any time Webinar Online

 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.
  • Use the electronic budget tool to complete an accurate CACFP budget.

Date(s) Time Location Registration
TBD TBD TBD TBD

 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
TBD TBD TBD TBD

 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 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

 

 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
June 4 - 5, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Asheville

 Recordkeeping: Enrollment and Income Eligibility – Getting it Right the First Time!

Recordkeeping: Enrollment and Income Eligibility – Getting it Right the First Time!
Target Audience
Directors, Owners, Administrators
Description
This session is designed for CACFP institution staff responsible for enrollment and income eligibility documentation. It is geared to new staff or those institutions who have a corrective action plan. This session will give institutions the necessary guidance, tools and instructions to correctly assess and record enrollment and income eligibility of participants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. This course is a programmatic training.
Objectives

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

  • Identify institution types that require documentation of enrollment and income eligibility
  • Identify the key elements of enrollment forms and income eligibility applications
  • Identify requirements for collection and retention of enrollment documentation and income eligibility applications
  • Assess sample enrollment forms and income eligibility applications for accuracy
  • Report free/reduced/paid numbers accurately on monthly claims for reimbursement

Date(s) Time Location Registration
April 15, 2014 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Asheville Filled to Capactiy
April 15, 2014 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pembroke Form
April 16, 2014 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cary Form
April 16, 2014 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lenoir Form
April 24, 2014 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sneads Ferry Form
May 2, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Archdale (Randolph County) Form

 Your CACFP Responsibilities-Independent Centers

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

This course 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 infants, children and 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
August 6, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Asheville, NC Form

 Your CACFP Responsibilities-Sponsoring Organizations of Centers

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

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.

This course 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 infants, children and 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
August 6, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Asheville, NC Form

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 Registration
Anytime Webinar Anytime

 Potential Sponsors Training

Potential Sponsors Training
Target Audience
2014 Potential Sponsors
Description

This is a 2 day required training session for all sponsors that did not participate during 2013 or experienced significant program violations in its operation. The training covers site eligibility, organization, management of the program, meal service requirements, working with staff and food service management companies, monitoring sites, recordkeeping, program reviews, improving nutrition in the SFSP, and the SFSP application deadline.

Objectives

By the end of this session, 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

2014 Dates Location Deadline
March 13-14, 2014 Greensboro February 27, 2014
March 19-20, 2014 Raleigh March 5, 2014
March 26-27, 2014 Lenoir March 12, 2014
April 3-4, 2014 Williamston March 20, 2014

Registration Form (PDF, 241 KB)

 Special Nutrition Program Civil Rights Training

Special Nutrition Program Civil Rights Training
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 Registration
Anytime Webinar Online

 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 Registration
Anytime Webinar Anytime Online

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.