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School Nutrition Team Training



Professional Development training is important to stay up-to-date and well-versed on various school nutrition subjects. Check out the topics below to learn more about the types of training offered by the School Nutrition Team.

Please note, DPI SNT is not an accredited provider and therefore DPI SNT trainings cannot be used for CEU credits. However, all DPI SNT trainings can be used towards professional standards hours and GOALS requirements.

Announcements (ServSafe)

Virtual ServSafe Exams

The SNT typically offers the ServSafe Course and Exam during the in-person summer training through School Nutrition Skills Development Courses (SNSDC). Due to social distancing recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, SNT is unable to provide in-person training this summer and therefore cannot proctor the ServSafe exam.

ServSafe has responded to the need for virtual exams by partnering with a third party, ProctorU, to provide online training and exam proctoring. By purchasing this ServSafe Manager course with Online Proctored Exam, individuals will take the online course at their own pace and have the ability to schedule the ServSafe exam at a time that is convenient for them.

Participants are required to have either a laptop or computer enabled with webcam and microphone to assist ProctorU in establishing a secure testing environment.

Unfortunately, SNT staff are unable to serve as ServSafe proctors for this virtual service. If you or any of your staff are interested in obtaining or renewing a ServSafe certificate this year, it is recommended to independently complete the course and exam in the safety of your own home or workspace. Questions regarding this new process should be directed to ServSafe Customer Care.


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Visit the GOALS webpage.
Great Beginnings Academy (GBA)

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Great Beginnings Academy helps new 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. We will accomplished this by hosting five virtual sessions each Wednesday in September with a predetermined agenda moderated by specialists on our team.

Registration for this free training is closed. This opportunity is limited to Food Service Directors hired within the last 12 months. View the GBA agenda to learn more about what topics are discussed. The SNT will host this opportunity again in Fall 2021.

Lunchbox Webinars
Professional Standards
Small Victories
School Nutrition Skills Development Courses (SNSDC)

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Visit the SNSDC webpage.
SNT Webcasts
virtual training
Visit the webcasts webpage.
Training Resources
USDA Foods


Visit the USDA Foods webpage.


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.