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School Nutrition Bulletin 2223-21

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Announcements from the WI DPI School Nutrition Team (SNT)

Updates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Webinar Recording Now Available! Become a PSTTT Pro: A Review of the Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool (PSTTT)

The recording of the webinar, “Become a PSTTT Pro: A Review of the Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool (PSTTT)” is now available. This informational webinar reviews the basic features of the PSTTT including how to manage your employee profiles, log training, and print certificates. Additionally, it highlights some of the latest updates to the PSTTT such as deactivating and reactivating employee profiles, bulk upload of trainings and employee profiles, and the new job title categories. The PSTTT is a free and voluntary online tool developed by USDA to assist school nutrition professionals in keeping track of their annual required training hours. The webinar is available with English Captions or Spanish Captions.

Updates from the DPI School Nutrition Team

Around the World in 80 Trays...This Week!

Around the World in 80 Trays celebrates the unique cultural backgrounds of Wisconsin students! Use this week to introduce new flavors, create globally inspired dishes, and, most importantly, connect with your students!

Visit the Around the World in 80 Trays webpage for resources like Fast Recipe Ideas, that include ideas for simple dips or sides or a template for Stickers to give students who try your new menu item. It’s not too late to Take the Pledge to help us reach our goal of 80 participating schools and districts!

Yesterday, students at the School District of Fort Atkinson were treated to chicken al pastor tacos, cilantro lime rice, spiced pinto and black beans, pineapple salsa with added radish for an authentic Mexico City version, and Cara Cara orange slices. Yum!

If your school is participating, remember to take photos and email them to!

Administrative Review (AR) & You Workshop

Do you have an AR this winter or spring? If so, consider joining SNT staff for the AR & You workshop! This training is designed to provide the tools and information you need for a successful AR. Join us virtually on Thursday, January 26 from 2 - 4:00 PM. Registration is not required; simply join via the link below on the day of the event. This is the same information presented during the September and October AR & You Workshops.

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device
Meeting ID: 211 327 470 102
Passcode: eKCTv7
Or call in (audio only)
+1 608-620-9781,,670731323# United States, Madison
Phone Conference ID: 670 731 323#

Other Updates and Information

Applications for Gardening and Horticulture Grants from the Madison Area Master Gardener Association (MAMGA) are Being Accepted for 2023

Application deadline: March 1, 2023

Applicants may request up to $500. Funds may be used for seeds, plants, fertilizer, mulch, tools, garden infrastructure, and education of students and the community; funds may not be used for paid labor.

Questions should be sent to Mary Collet at

Virtual Instructor-Led Trainings (VILTs): Winter 2023

It's not too late to register for FREE virtual training sessions from the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN)! Topics are available for school nutrition professionals and Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) operators. Many topics are scheduled for new child nutrition directors, including lessons from Introduction to School Nutrition Leadership (ISNL) and Food Safety in Schools.


Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Jill K. Underly, PhD, State Superintendent
125 S Webster Street
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-3390 • (800) 441-4563