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School Nutrition Team Training



Ongoing Professional Development is key to staying knowledgeable and up-to-date in school nutrition. Explore the various training options below to find valuable resources and learning opportunities.

Please note, the DPI SNT is not an accredited provider for the Commission on Dietetic Registration. However, all DPI SNT trainings can be used towards Professional Standards hours, GOALS requirements, and SNA-WI Continuing Education Units. For SNA-WI CEUs, the training must be at least 60 minutes.

NEW Resource: Getting Started with USDA's Child Nutrition Program is a self-guided tutorial for school nutrition personnel who are new to their position within a school that has established participation in USDA School Meals. 
Great Beginnings Academy

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Great Beginnings Academy (GBA) helps newly hired managers and directors get off to a great start while creating a network of supportive peers. The School Nutrition Team (SNT) explains USDA School Meals Programs requirements while introducing resources and sharing best practices.
This training opportunity is prioritized for Food Service Directors and Managers hired within the last 12 months.
There were two separate opportunities at the 2023 School Nutrition Summer Training classes to attend Great Beginnings Academy, each lasting one and half days. This training class was dedicated to providing an overview of all critical areas for those new to food and nutrition management roles.
The next opportunity to attend Great Beginnings Academy will be in Summer 2024. We hope to see you there!

We may be able to accommodate group requests for ServSafe Manager training from May to October each year. Please fill out our Training Request Form and a member of our team will contact you shortly.

School Nutrition Online Learning Library
Professional Standards

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Visit the GOALS webpage.
School Nutrition Summer Training
Training Resources
USDA Foods Training


Training Request

Have a training request for a large group? Fill out a Training Request Form and a member from the Training Team will contact you shortly.