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Completing Claims Like Clockwork

Learn the CACFP best practices for the submission of accurate claims for the reimbursements of meals. Identify management practices that adversely impact claims and help ensure that providers are getting reimbursed for the meals that they are serving.

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Reduce Findings: Make Paperwork a Priority ($)

Get step-by-step guidance on how to maximize policies, procedures and training to counteract the most common findings. Take home handouts on how to strengthen your business by targeting the inefficiencies in your workflow.

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COVID Challenges & Opportunities in the CACFP ($)

Learn about the impact of COVID on CACFP providers, sponsors, and state agencies as told through the results of a nationwide survey. Hear about the challenges and training needs for operators, get insights from state directors about challenges of administering CACFP during COVID, and learn about strategies that states and the federal government can take to better support families with young children to avoid food insecurity, including CACFP-specific infrastructure and support.

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Cost-Saving Strategies for Sponsors ($)

Learn about proven strategies that have resulted in significant cost savings for CACFP and SFSP Sponsors including electronic meal counting, leftover policies, frozen meals, shelf-stable back-up meals, different meal packaging, and partnering with food banks for donated foods. These valuable tools and tips can produce savings that translate into better quality food and financial security for programming.

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Serious Deficiency Process

Are you in a quandary about the SD process? Get an overview of the serious deficiency process, hear about the most common errors in responding to serious deficiencies, and better understand the elements of the appeals process and role of the hearing official.

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Operational Strategies for Afterschool Meals & Summer Food Service ($)

Food insecurity for children in the United States is on the rise, and research has proven that hungry children cannot learn. Become part of the solution by offering an innovative summer feeding program and adding supper to your school year program. Hunger doesn’t take a vacation, so these out-of-school time meal service opportunities are critical in most areas across the country. Learn how to get stakeholder buy-in, what staffing and logistics requirements look like, which menus work best, and ways to reach a rural community.

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Expanding Summer and Afterschool Meals ($)

The Summer and Afterschool Nutrition Programs are key to combating hunger when the school day ends. Hear about promising practices from national and local levels in expanding access to meals for the millions of children who qualify and learn ways to maintain your existing participation.

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Paperless: Preparing for an Audit When Your Files are Digital ($)

Paper records use valuable space, paper, ink, and time to sort through. Learn how simple it can be to take your program into the digital age. Get a step-by-step plan to follow if you would like to become more tech savvy and efficient with your resources and be prepared for you next audit using digital files. Successful implementation requires a scanner and possible file storage hosting services.

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Schools as Afterschool Meals Sponsors, Sites and Vendors ($)

Set up schools for afterschool meals success with the knowledge and experience of a school nutrition director and a nonprofit sponsor. We’ll cover everything you need to know, from finding the right models for partnership and implementation to communication with school and district officials to logistics and staffing.

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Facilitating Compliance in Your At-Risk Afterschool Program ($)

Learn how to use Adult Learning theory techniques to capture the attention of your program site supervisors to highlight the most frequent compliance issues during training. Take home an audit calendar to prepare for your state review, sample Performance Improvement Plans, standard compliance operating procedures, and other tools to continue to serve your sites year after year.

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