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January 24, 2019 
MENU Module: Menus to Assigning Menus (8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Session # 54013 

This session will cover the last steps in MENU Module before moving into production.  We will discuss creating menus, creating menu cycles, and assigning your menu cycles to your calendar.
 
January 24, 2019 
Community Eligibility Provision (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm)
Session # 56065
   
Contracting Entity (CE) sites operating the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs approved to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) will serve all children that receive a reimbursable meal at no charge. Participate in an overview of the data used to establish claiming percentages for sites selected by a CE to participate in CEP. Review examples of supporting documentation and the validation process required when CEP is elected during the application renewal process. Discuss the direct certification matching process, definitions and the required CEP report that all CEs must submit in TX-UNPS every April.
 

February 6, 2019 
American Heart Association's Blood Borne Pathogens (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Session # 50572   

Description: This course utilizes the American Heart Association’s curriculum concerning the awareness of blood borne pathogens in accordance with OSHA requirements in the “Right to Know” Act.  This course discussed what to do for blood or body fluid spills and appropriate disposal of contaminated materials.
Fee: $35.00

February 19, 2019 
Procurement for the National School Lunch Program (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Session # 50627
  
This session will provide an overview of Procurement requirements and methods in the National School Lunch Program. The course is designed to help to assess your program’s procurement policies and procedures to determine how they align with program guidance. The session will also explore common findings noted during the initial series of Procurement Reviews.
 

February 20, 2019
American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid 
(8:00 am - 3:30 pm)
Session # 50324

Heartsaver courses are designed for lay responders and provide training on basic CPR, AED, & First Aid skills. Participants will receive an American Heart Association certification card for completion of the course.
Fee: $75.00

March 7, 2019
Directors Roundtable (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Session # 50628  

An opportunity for School Nutrition Program Directors to network with each other to discuss hot topics and best practices in Child Nutrition.  Updates on program requirements, upcoming trainings and additional opportunities for improvement within the Child Nutrition field will be presented by ESC staff.
 
April 2, 2019 
Managers Forum (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Session # 50660 

This session will provide an opportunity for School Nutrition Program Site Managers to network with each other and discuss hot topics and best practices. Each forum will include a presentation on a current topic in School Nutrition.
May 9, 2019 
Menu Module: Ingredients to Recipes (8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Session # 50629

This session will cover the first steps of MENU Module which include: finding and creating ingredients and turning ingredients into recipes. Please ensure you have completed and submitted an FND-101 and have obtained access to the MENU Module system prior to the training.
May 9, 2019 
Menu Module: Configuration Lab (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm)
Session # 50630

This session will provide a walk-through of the steps needed for configuration of your district within MENU Module. This session will be a combination of instruction and lab time. There will be time for you to work on your district's information with access to technical assistance with the trainer. Please bring a copy of your district calendar, menu, CN labels and nutrition info, recipes, and order guides. Please ensure you have completed and submitted an FND-101 and have obtained access to the MENU Module system prior to the training.
May 10, 2019 
Menu Module: Menu Items to Assigning Menus (8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Session # 50631

This session will cover the process of creating menus, menu cycles, and assigning menus to your calendar within MENU Module. Please ensure you have completed and submitted an FND-101 and have obtained access to the MENU Module system prior to the training.
May 10, 2019
Menu Module TA Lab (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm) 
Session # 50632

This technical assistance lab will allow you time to work on MENU Module in our computer lab with available technical assistance. We will be present to answer questions as your work through the process of inputting your information. Bring a copy of your menu, CN labels and nutrition info, recipes, and order guides.  No formal instruction will be included in this session.  Feel free to drop-in at any point throughout the session. Please ensure you have completed and submitted an FND-101 and have obtained access to the MENU Module system prior to the training.
May 22, 2019 
Manager's Academy (8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Session # 56066
May 29, 2019 
Manager's Academy (8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Session # 56067
July 18, 2019 
Administrative Review 101 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
 Session # 56068

This session is for contracting entities in the School Nutrition Program who are undergoing an Administrative Review (AR) during the 2019-2020 school year.  The workshop will provide an overview of the review process and address documentation that will be requested by the reviewer.  The AR Checklist will be discussed during the session. Following the session participants are encouraged to and schedule follow-up technical assistance visits with your ESC-20 Educational Specialist.  
July 23, 2019 
Required Records (8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Session # 56069

This session will focus on compliance requirements of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs necessary to close out the school year and start off the new school year.  In addition, participants will receive information on the required records needed throughout the school year to ensure the program is collecting all the correct documentation.
 

August 8, 2019 
Direct Certification TA Lab (8:30 am - 11:30 am)
Session # 56070

This Technical Assistance (TA) Lab will allow you time to work through the new process for Direct Certification in the School Nutrition Program.  We will be available for technical assistance on the Direct Certification process.  Please bring your own laptop and electronic copies of your student enrollment and log-in information for TX-UNPS. 

August 21, 2019 
Determining Eligibility (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Session # 56071

This course will focus on the chronological order of meal application procedures for the School Nutrition Program.  A review of required documentation and procedures will be paired with sample exercises on application processing. Professional Standards Code: 3110
Online Training
State and National Associations Conferences
Texas Association of School Nutrition (TASN)
For questions specifically related to ESC-20's Food and Nutrition Services please contact us at:
(210) 370-5659
Contacts:
Mandy Tyler
Coordinator III
Patricia Alvarez
Educational Specialist
Victor Costilla
Educational Specialist
Gretchen Elkins
Educational Specialist

Monica Ruiz-Morin
Educational Specialist

Laurie Schmidt-Staples
Educational Specialist
Samantha Beard
FNS Office Assistant

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