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Child Nutrition Virtual Summit

The Child Nutrition Virtual Summit was originally held on August 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2020. You can now access all the sessions on demand for over 20 hours of Continuing Education Units.

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10 Tips for Successful Taste Tests with Young Children

10 Tips for Successful Taste Tests with Young Children

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

We all know that if children have the opportunity to prepare and taste new foods, they are more likely to eat them. What does research tell us about how to introduce new foods and which healthy foods to focus on? Learn the top ten tips and tricks for getting kids to love their veggies.

Presented by:

Erin Croom, MS, Small Bites Adventure Club

Wande Okunoren-Meadows, CMP, CCNP, Little Ones Learning Center

CEU 1
Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Recommendations for CACFP and SFSP

Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Recommendations for CACFP and SFSP

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

Historic racial inequities are perpetuating hunger and poverty. This is perhaps even more of a reality during COVID-19. CACFP, SFSP and other child nutrition programs help to combat class inequities, but children of color still bear the consequences of structural racism. Hear about what racial equity is and how this lens can be applied to specific recommendations in food access and nutrition.

Presented by:

Marlysa D. Gamblin, MPP, Bread for the World Institute

CEU 7
CACFP and Head Start Food Service Regulations

CACFP and Head Start Food Service Regulations

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

This training will focus on the performance standards that govern child nutrition and how they align with the CACFP program to provide good nutrition to children in Head Start. Also, learn what’s new in the HS performance standards concerning child nutrition.

Presented by:

Rhonda Kobylecky, CMP, CCNP, Acelero Learning

CEU 2
CACFP Creditable Tools & Nutrition Education Resources

CACFP Creditable Tools & Nutrition Education Resources

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs

Learn about the many tools and nutrition education resources available to from the National CACFP Sponsors Associations. From provider tool-kits to activity sheets for children to training worksheets and more. Get the guides for Identifying Whole Grain-Rich, determining sugar content in cereals and yogurt, and which milk to serve in the CACFP.

Presented by:

Gabriela Rangel, CMP, CCNP, Child and Family Resources

Lisa Mack, National CACFP Sponsors Association

CEU 3
Child-Friendly Menu Planning Using Seasonal Foods

Child-Friendly Menu Planning Using Seasonal Foods

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

Learn how to plan delicious, culturally appropriate, kid-friendly menus using local, seasonal foods. Start with the decision making tree to learn your best options for local purchasing. Learn time-saving tips to prepare fresh menu items. Participate in activities to promote new food to children and support your Farm to ECE Program and check out CACFP-standardized recipes to streamline the menu planning process.

Presented by:

Jennifer Kozaczek, RD, LDN, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Caroline Stover, Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Lynn Policastro, Wake County Smart Start

CEU 2
Civil Rights 101: Compliance with Rights Requirements

Civil Rights 101: Compliance with Civil Rights Requirements

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

Civil Rights training is an annual requirement for state agency staff who interact with program applicants, sponsors, program participants, potentially eligible individuals and those persons who supervise front line staff. This session will fulfill that requirement while addressing the Civil Rights training requirements as outlined in FNS Instruction 113-1, Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement – Nutrition Programs and Activities.

Presented by:

USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Gail Hoffman

Stephen Miliano

CEU 7
Creditable Meals in the CACFP: Be in the Know

Creditable Meals in the CACFP: Be in the Know

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

Get hands-on experience to successfully meet the CACFP meal pattern requirements with newly released or updated tools that can help you credit, purchase, and serve meals to program participants. Take a deep-dive into newly creditable foods in the CACFP and learn about the Crediting Handbook for the CACFP. Download the Food Buying Guide mobile app before attending the workshop.

Presented by:

USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff

Bethany Showell, MPA

Heidi Bishop

CEU 1
Developing a CACFP Budget

Developing a CACFP Budget

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

Get training on developing a CACFP budget including; hands-on practice on budget forecasting, assessing if a cost is allowable/unallowable and determining when to revise or amend the budget.

Presented by:

Texas Education Service Center Region 10

Betel Tegegne, MBA, MHA, CMP

Jennifer DeHoog, RD

CEU 5
Extending the CACFP Beyond the Classroom

Extending CACFP Beyond the Classroom

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

Creating healthy eating patterns in the classroom is only one part of the equation: parents and home environments are the other. Learn about the important role parents play in the development of a child’s feeding patterns and how to increase parent awareness and engagement of CACFP best practices.

Presented by:

Leah Galitzdorfer, RDN, CCNP, NY Enrichment Group

CEU 1
Facilitating Compliance in Your At-Risk Afterschool Program

Facilitating Compliance in Your At-Risk Afterschool Program

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

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.

Presented by:

Family League of Baltimore

Melissa Moore, CCNP

Sharon Bostwick, MS

CEU 4
Family-Style Meal Service and Head Start Performance Regulations

Family-Style Meal Service and Head Start Performance Regulations

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

Learning opportunities abound at meal times in Head Start sites. Help your staff or team understand the performance regulations for family style meal service and how they can incorporate Math, Science, Language and Literacy into their meal times.

Presented by:

Sheila Tompkins-Hess, ECE Professional

CEU 2
Feeding Infants: What, When, and How

Feeding Infants: What, When, and How

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

Infancy is a critical period when children develop taste preferences and habits that last a lifetime. What, when and how we feed babies can impact their overall development and relationship with food. We will cover CACFP meal patterns for infants, infant feeding best practices and provide healthy, inexpensive ideas for planning your infant meals.

Presented by:

Monica Griffin, MS, RD, LD, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Diana Myers, MS, RD, LD, Bright from the Start: GA Department of Early Care and Learning

CEU 1
Flawless Audits: Managing Your CACFP Sponsorship

Flawless Audits: Managing Your CACFP Sponsorship

Virtual  Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

Are you a multi-program or multi-state sponsor? You'll need strong organization, clear cost allocation, and excellence in monitoring to be prepared for your state audit. Learn how to operate so State Agencies find it a breeze to perform your Management Evaluations.

Presented by:

UMC Food Ministry

Larry Karow, CMP, CCNP, D.Min

Jolene Benedict

Jason Grant

Dean Faulkner

CEU 5
Food Allergies & Special Diets

Food Allergies & Special Diets

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

Learn how to identify the top 8 sources of food allergens, recognize the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance, understand documentation requirements for CACFP claims, discover how to properly prepare an allergen safe meal, and develop menus that accommodate food allergies and special diets.

Presented by:

Salome Pemberton, RDN, CCNP, CDN, NY Enrichment Group

CEU 1
Grant Writing 101

Grant Writing 101

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

New to grant writing? Learn how to read and respond to a Request for Proposal when applying for a grant. Get tips on how to write a statement of need, outline measurable objectives and evaluation measures, put together budget justifications.

Presented by:

Alexia Thex, MEd, National CACFP Sponsors Association

CEU 5
Healthy Eating from Head to Toe

Healthy Eating from Head to Toe

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

Discover foods that benefit and impact different parts of the human body with new ways and ideas to serve these foods in Child Nutrition Programs. Review and discuss CACFP nutrition program updates including tools to calculate ounce equivalents. Leave with resources to train this workshop to program participants.

Presented by:

Kate Abernathy, MS, RD, LD, CCNP, Providers Choice

CEU 1
Methods to Becoming a Great Leader

Methods to Becoming a Great Leader

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

Do you have what is takes to lead? Is your team producing great results? Every great team starts with a great leader. Learn effective strategies on what it takes to lead and have a great successful team while exploring various leadership skills and leadership styles.

Presented by:

Kendra Burton, CCNP, Newark Board of Education

CEU 6
Procurement in the CACFP

Procurement in the CACFP

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

Get an overview of federal procurement regulations and practical tools on how to execute successful procurement measures.

Presented by:

LaMonika Jones, MEd, GCPA, Bright from the Start: GA Department of Early Care and Learning

CEU 5
Schools as Afterschool Meals Sponsors, Sites and Vendors

Schools as Afterschool Meals Sponsors, Sites and Vendors

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

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.

Presented by:

Carolyn Wait Vega, MPH, RD, Share Our Strength

Donna Martin, EdS, RDN, SNS, FAND, Burke County Board of Education

Vicki Lipscomb, CMP, Child Nutrition Program

CEU 4
Summer Meals: Leveraging Mobile Solutions in Rural Communities

Summer Meals: Leveraging Mobile Solutions in Rural Communities

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 

Join No Kid Hungry and program providers from rural Maryland and Georgia to learn about the unique nature of reaching kids in rural areas for summer food service. Hear directly from sponsors who find success with mobile meals, including details on securing vehicles and equipment, managing costs, menu planning, and more.

Presented by:

Kara Panowitz, MSW, Maryland No Kid Hungry

Derrick Lambert, MA, Share Our Strength

Donna Martin, EdS, RDN, SNS, FAND, Burke County Board of Education

Scott Germain, Garrett County Public Schools

Summit Welcome & USDA Policy Update

Virtual Summit Welcome & USDA Policy Update

Virtual Summit presented August 19, 2020 | 1 hour credited CEUs

We'll welcome you to the 2020 Virtual Summit, share good news, and hear from USDA as they present an overview of new and revised policy guidance for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Presented by:

Lisa Mack, National CACFP Sponsors Association

Andrea Farmer, MS, RD, USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Angela Kline, USDA Food and Nutrition Service

CEU 7