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Webcasts allow you to watch training videos on various subjects at your convenience. Click on a topic below to view SNT webcasts. For the best viewing experience, use Internet Explorer.

For questions about our webcasts, contact Molly Gregory, 608-267-9276. For questions about a specific topic, find the specialist in our staff directory.

Administrative Review

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Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Administrative Review: Administrative Focus 

Ace your next Administrative Review (AR). Learn what to expect before, during, and after the AR. Identify the administrative program areas and the documents that will be reviewed by the Nutrition Program Consultant (NPC).

15 mins March 2020

PS: Administration 3260

GOALS: Elective

Administrative Review: Meal Pattern and Nutritional Quality 

Learn about what to expect from the Meal Pattern and Nutritional Quality section of the Administrative Review (AR). Learn what information the Public Health Nutritionist (PHN) gathers and how to prepare for the on-site review.

45 mins July 2019

PS: Operations 2100

GOALS: Elective (quiz)

Claims

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Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Submitting Site-Based Reimbursement Claims

Learn how to submit Child Nutrition Program monthly claims for reimbursement using the site-based claiming process.

30 mins September 2018
PS: Administration 3300
 
GOALS: Elective

Civil Rights

Title / Description

Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Civil Rights

This webcast provides an overview of the Civil Rights requirements for USDA School Meals Programs.

30 mins January 2020
PS: Administration 3400
 
GOALS: Civil Rights

Dietary Specifications

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Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

 
The DPI SNT Dietary Specification Tool for Recipe Analysis determines the dietary specifications for recipes. This webcast shows how to read a nutrition facts label, where to find nutrition fact sheets, and how to use the tool. This webcast does not reflect the dietary specification of sodium; however, our current dietary specification tool includes sodium.
15 mins February 2013 PS: Nutrition 1150

Nutrition and Lead Exposure

Elevated lead levels in the water of homes, schools, and child care centers is a growing concern in our state and communities. This webcast explains the importance of how a healthy diet can help with decreased lead absorption.

15 mins April 2017
PS: Operations 2640
 
GOALS: Elective

What's Shakin' with Sodium

This webcast addresses future sodium targets and presents a variety of ideas on sodium restriction.

45 mins October 2017
PS: Nutrition 1150
 
GOALS: Elective

Direct Certification

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Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Direct Certification

Learn how to request access to the Direct Certification Program and create, upload and download a student file. We also review important requirements and best practices.

15 mins February 2019

PS: Administration 3120

GOALS: Elective

Ergonomics

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Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Ergonomics

Discover ergonomics in the world of school food service. Understand the basics of ergonomics and how it affects the school food service worker. Some ideas for reducing or eliminating risk factors will be discussed.

15 mins October 2018

PS: Administration 3400

GOALS: Elective

Ergonomia (Spanish)

El objetivo de este taller es lograr una concientización general sobre la ergonomía en el servicio alimenticio de las escuelas. Nos concentraremos en entender los aspectos básicos de la ergonomía y cómo afecta al trabajador del servicio alimenticio de la escuela.

15 mins October 2018

PS: Administration 3400

GOALS: Elective

Farm to School

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Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

 
Learn about local purchasing considerations, student involvement, and school gardens! Whether new to Farm to School or well-seasoned in the topic, this presentation provides information on how to run a comprehensive program.
75 mins July 2020

PS: Nutrition 1200

GOALS: Farm to School

Financial Management

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Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Annual Food Service Financial Report

Learn how to complete the Annual Food Service Financial Report and appropriately allocate all costs and revenues to the food service programs within your SFA.

10 mins September 2018 PS: Administration 3300

Meals per Labor Hour

Learn how to calculate meals per labor hour using the Meals Per Labor Hour Tool and referencing the 2014 © School Food & Nutrition Service Management for the 21st Century, Dorothy Pannell-Martin, Julie A. Boettger, sixth edition. We will discuss how this can aid in controlling your food service labor cost.

10 mins March 2017 PS: Administration 3300

Nonprogram Food Revenue

This webcast discusses the USDA Nonprogram Revenue regulations. Learn what a nonprogram food is, how to complete the USDA Nonprogram Food Revenue tool to determine compliance with the required revenue ratio, and what must be done if not in compliance.

15 mins September 2016
PS: Administration 3320
 
GOALS: Elective

Food Components

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Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

The Grain Component

Learn about the grain component for breakfast and lunch. Understand how to identify a whole grain-rich product, grain-based dessert, and credit grains using different methods (Exhibit A, CN labels, Product Formulation Statements, and standardized recipes).

20 mins July 2016

PS: Nutrition 1110

GOALS: Elective

The Grain Component (en Español)

This webcast is recorded and written in Spanish and offers an overview of the grain (el grano) component.

25 mins October 2015

PS: Nutrition 1110

GOALS: Elective

The Fruit Component

Learn about the fruit component for breakfast and lunch in this self-guided e-learning course. Understand daily and weekly quantities, crediting, and juice and smoothies. Note there is no audio for this course.

15 mins February 2020

PS: Nutrition 1110

GOALS: Elective

The Fruit Component (en Español)

Un curso de autoaprendizaje sobre el componente de la fruta. Repasará información sobre las cantidades requeridas según el patrón de comidas y la acreditación incluyendo como acreditar los jugos y batidos. No hay audio para este curso.

15 mins October 2020

PS: Nutrition 1110

GOALS: Elective

The Meat/Meat Alternate Component

Learn about the meat/meat alternate component component for breakfast and lunch. Food products, rounding, crediting, and documentation are discussed.

20 mins April 2016

PS: Nutrition 1110

GOALS: Elective

The Meat/Meat Alternate Component (en Español)

This webcast is recorded and written in Spanish and offers an overview of the meat/meat alternate (la carne) component.

20 mins October 2015

PS: Nutrition 1110

GOALS: Elective

The Milk Component

Learn about the milk component for breakfast and lunch in this self-guided e-learning course. Understand milk variety requirements, milk in other federally-funded programs, and how this component applies to smoothies. There is no audio for this course.

15 mins February 2020

PS: Nutrition 1110

GOALS: Elective

The Milk Component (en Español)

Un curso de autoaprendizaje sobre el componente de la leche. Revisará los patrones de comidas y los requisitos de este componente. También cubrirá brevemente la leche en algunos de los otros programas financiados por el gobierno federal y repasará cómo acreditar la leche en los batidos. No hay audio para este curso.

15 mins October 2020

PS: Nutrition 1110

GOALS: Elective

The Vegetable Component

Learn about the vegetable component for breakfast and lunch in this self-guided e-learning course. Crediting information, subgroups, and salad bars will be discussed. Note there is no audio for this course.

15 mins February 2020
PS: Nutrition 1110
 
GOALS: Elective

The Vegetable Component (en Español)

Un curso de autoaprendizaje sobre el componente de la verdura. Usted revisará los patrones de comidas, la acreditación, los subgrupos de verduras y como incorporar una barra de ensalada en su línea de servicio. No hay audio para este curso.

15 mins October 2020

PS: Nutrition 1110

GOALS: Elective

Food Safety

Title / Description

Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Food Safety

Based on content from the 7th edition ServSafe book, topics include time temperature abuse, cross contamination, and handwashing.

15 mins December 2019
PS: Operations 2200
 
GOALS: Elective

Food Service Management Companies

Title / Description

Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Contracting with a Food Service Management Company

You will learn everything you need to know about contracting with a Food Service Management Company in USDA School Meals Programs.

20 mins October 2018
PS: Administration 3000

Free, Reduced and Verification

Title / Description

Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Overview of Free, Reduced and Verification

This webcast is a condensed overview of determining eligibility for free and reduced price meal benefits as well as the annual verification process.

15 mins October 2019

PS: Administration 3100

GOALS: Elective

Getting Started in Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility

This webcast is the first of three in the Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility Series. It discusses certification and benefit issuance, types of officials and their roles and responsibilities, general rules for distributing applications, and rules for notifying households.

15 mins September 2019
PS: Administration 3100
 
GOALS: Elective

Filling out the Household Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals

This webcast will assist in filling out the Household Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals.

5 mins September 2019 PS: Administration 3110

Filling out the Household Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals en Español

Esta breve transmisión por internet lo ayudará a completar correctamente la solicitud de la familia para recibir comidas escolares gratuitas y a un precio reducido.

5 mins September 2015 PS: Administration 3110

Processing Applications and Direct Certification in Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility

This webcast is the second of three in the Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility Series. It discusses certification and benefit issuance including type of eligibility, rules for notifying households, recordkeeping, and disclosure of free and reduced eligibility.

30 mins October 2019
PS: Administration 3120
 
GOALS: Elective

Special Situations in the Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Process

This webcast is third of three in the Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility Series. In this e-learning course you will learn about the certification process in special situations such as foreign exchange students, joint custody, Foster child/Kinship Care/adoption, transfer students and more. Recordkeeping requirements for the programs are also reviewed.

15 mins October 2019
PS: Administration 3110
 
GOALS: Elective

Verification Process

Verification is the confirmation of eligibility for free and reduced price meals under the NSLP and SBP. This webcast takes you through the steps of completing verification, selecting a sample size, confirmation review, notifying households, and determining and documenting results.

30 mins October 2019
PS: Administration 3100
 
GOALS: Elective

Submitting the Verification Collection Report

Learn how to complete and submit the online Verification Collection Report, which is the last step in the Verification process.

30 mins November 2016

PS: Administration 3100

GOALS: Elective

Local Wellness Policy

Title / Description

Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Local Wellness Policy

This webcast will review local wellness policy requirements and highlight best practices for implementation of a strong school wellness policy.

60 mins September 2020
PS: Administration 3230
 
GOALS: Wellness
Policy

Meal Patterns

Title / Description

Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Get the Scoop on Breakfast: Part 1 (The New Meal Pattern)

Part 1 provides an overview of the meal pattern including changes that have been implemented in previous years as well as what is new for SY 2014-2015.

30 mins January 2015

PS: Nutrition 1100

GOALS: Elective

Get the Scoop on Breakfast: Part 2 (Offer versus Serve)

Part 2 provides a description and examples of how OVS operates for the School Breakfast Program. Play “Meal of Fortune” to test your knowledge of what makes up a reimbursable meal.

30 mins January 2015
PS: Nutrition 2220
 
GOALS: Elective

Get the Scoop on Breakfast: Part 3 (Menu Planning)

Part 3 introduces various tools available to assist in the planning of breakfast menus. An overview is provided for the breakfast menu planning worksheet, USDA breakfast workbook, weekly nutrient calculator, recipe analysis tool, production records, and breakfast signage. Breakfast service models and financial models are also discussed

40 mins January 2015
PS: Nutrition 1100
 

GOALS: Elective

Lunch Meal Pattern

Learn about lunch meal pattern requirements. Understand how to use the lunch meal pattern table to plan meals that meet daily and weekly requirements, menu planning worksheets, and become familiar with the dietary specifications.

15 mins July 2019
PS: Nutrition 1110
 
GOALS: Elective

Preschool Meal Pattern

This webcast is intended for SFA’s who serve meals to preschoolers and claim these meals under the NSLP and SBP. This webcast discusses the meal pattern and meal service styles for preschoolers.

30 mins February 2020
PS: Nutrition 1110
 
GOALS: Elective

Offer versus Serve

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Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Offer versus Serve

Offer versus Serve (OVS) allows students to decline some parts of a reimbursable meal. This webcast will review OVS for NSLP and SBP as well as OVS with extras and a la carte items.

60 mins February 2020
PS: Operations 2220
 
GOALS: Elective

Offer versus Serve - Meal or No Meal Lesson and Game

This webcast offers a brief overview of breakfast and lunch Offer versus Serve (OVS) as well as a game of Meal or No Meal to determine reimbursable meals. Use this with staff as a training tool for OVS.

30 mins August 2019
PS: Operations 2220
 
GOALS: Elective

Point of Service

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Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Serving in the Classroom

Learn how to determine reimbursable meals, snacks, and milk served under the child nutrition programs operating in your school.

15 mins November 2019

PS: Operations 2300

GOALS: Point of Service

Counting, Claiming and Point of Service

Learn how to count meals at the point of service and submit claims. 

45 mins November 2020

PS: Operations 2300

GOALS: Point of Service

Portion Control

Title / Description

Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

What's the Scoop on Portion Control?

Understand correct portion sizes, the importance for portion control, and tools and tips needed for controlling portions.

15 mins September 2017
PS: Operations 2210
 
GOALS: Elective

Procurement

*Must watch all three webcasts to receive GOALS Elective credit.

Title / Description

Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Introduction to Procurement

This webcast provides a basic understanding of procurement and the types of procurement for purchasing.

15 mins October 2015
PS: Operations 2400
 
GOALS: Elective*

Micro Purchase Method

The micro purchase method is a purchase of goods and services which cost less than $10,000.

10 mins November 2015

PS: Operations 2400

GOALS: Elective*

Small Purchase Method

The small purchase method is a purchase of goods and services which cost less than $250,000.

10 mins December 2015

PS: Operations 2400

GOALS: Elective*

Product Formulation Statements (PFS)

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Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Product Formulation Statements - For Manufacturers

This webcast is intended for manufacturers who sell menu items to Wisconsin schools participating in the NSLP and SBP. Requirements of a PFS are covered as well as examples and common misconceptions.
30 mins May 2016
PS: Operations 2150

Product Formulation Statements

This webcast discusses Product Formulation Statements (PFSs) used to credit foods in the USDA School Meals Programs.

15 mins January 2020

PS: Operations 2100

GOALS: Elective

Production Records & Standardized Recipes

Title / Description

Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Production Records

Understand why production records are important, what they are required to contain, strategies for completing them, and multiple examples of templates and resources.

15 mins October 2017
PS: Operations 2100
 
GOALS: Elective

What's the Yield with Standardized Recipes?

Learn about standardized recipes, weight versus volume, how to scale a recipe, and how to credit ingredients using the Food Buying Guide. Learn kitchen math skills and how to determine yield and scoop size.

15 mins February 2020
PS: Nutrition 1140
 
GOALS: Elective

Weight versus Volume

For a quick refresher on the difference between weight and volume measurements, which cannot be used interchangeably.
7 mins September 2020 PS: Operations 2100

Programs

Title / Description

Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Afterschool Snack

Learn about the Afterschool Snack Program, its eligibility requirements, reimbursement, enrichment activities, and how to create a reimbursable snack.

15 mins September 2018

PS: Operations 2300

GOALS: Additional Child Nutrition Programs
 

At-Risk Afterschool Program

This webcast will provide an overview of the At-Risk AfterSchool Program, including its benefits and basic requirements to participate. 

15 mins November 2020

PS:Administration 3000 

GOALS: Additional Child Nutrition Programs

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program: The Basics

This webcast covers how to apply to the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP), purchasing and serving fresh produce for the program, nutrition education and promotion, reimbursable costs, and required paperwork. By the end of this webcast you will better understand the scope of the program and feel comfortable with the basics of how to operate the FFVP.

15 mins July 2019
PS: Nutrition 1220
 
GOALS: Additional Child Nutrition Programs

Introduction to Administering the School Breakfast Program

This webcast will provide an overview of the breakfast meal pattern, the Offer versus Serve strategy, civil rights considerations, and finances as they relate to the School Breakfast Program.

15 mins October 2020
PS: Operations 2300
 
GOALS: Additional Child Nutrition Programs

Introduction to Starting a School Breakfast Program

This webcast will provide information on the benefits of breakfast, the steps to starting a breakfast program, common breakfast meal myths, and breakfast service models.

15 mins October 2020
PS: Operations 2300
 
GOALS: Additional Child Nutrition Programs

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Learn about the Summer Food Service Program, its eligibility guidelines, service options, and benefits.
15 mins October 2020
PS: Operations 2300
 
GOALS: Additional Child Nutrition Programs

Wisconsin School Day Milk Program (WSDMP)

This webcast is a comprehensive training on the Wisconsin School Day Milk Program (WSDMP). Learn how to apply, operate a complaint program to receive reimbursement, and prepare for a future audit.

15 mins January 2020

PS: Administration 3200

GOALS: Additional Child Nutrition Programs

Quality Meal Improvement

Title  / Description

Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Communication Skills

This webcast provides an overview of  the different types of communications, personal communication styles, sending effective messages, barriers to communication, and communicating with confidence are topics explored in this course. This course applies these topics to relatable school nutrition-specific scenarios.

60 mins October 2020
PS: Communication Skills 4140
 
GOALS: Communication Skills

Smart Snacks

Title  / Description

Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Smart Snacks

This webcast provides an overview of the Smart Snacks final rule, including the general and nutrient standards, fundraisers, and how to analyze products for compliance.

20 mins July 2019
PS: Administration 3230
 
GOALS: Smart Snacks

Smart Snacks: Best Practices from Four Wisconsin Schools

The Smart Snacks rule places guidelines on foods and beverages sold to students on the school campus during the school day. Some of the most common situations include a la carte sales, vending machines, school stores, and fundraisers. This discusses Wisconsin schools' successes and challenges in implementing the guidelines.

45 mins October 2015
PS: Administration 3230
 
GOALS: Elective

Financial Viability with Smart Snacks

This webcast provides an overview of financial viability of Smart Snacks.

15 mins November 2017

PS: Administration 3330

Special Dietary Needs

Title / Description

Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Special Dietary Needs

This webcast gives a brief overview of the regulations that inform how school food service must handle special dietary needs, and then discusses what this means for your day-to-day work.

25 mins September 2017
PS: Nutrition 1160
 
GOALS: Elective

USDA Foods

*Must watch all eight Direct Diversion webcasts to receive GOALS Elective credit.

Title / Description

Time

Date

Professional Standards and GOALS

Direct Diversion #1: The Benefits and Steps

Every Wisconsin School Food Authority (SFA) participating in the USDA Foods Program must choose a processing program option on an annual basis. The Direct Diversion Processing Program is one of the two options. The first in a series of eight webcasts, this webcast discusses the benefits and steps of Direct Diversion.

10 mins September 2015
PS: Operations 2400
 
GOALS: Elective*

Direct Diversion #2: Processors and Products

The first step in the direct diversion process is to determine the eligible processors and what products are available through the direct diversion processing program.

10 nins September 2015

PS: Operations 2400

GOALS: Elective*

Direct Diversion #3: Terminology: Value Pass-Through Methods

Value Pass Through is the method used by the processor to give the SFAs the value of the USDA Foods contained in the products received.

10 mins September 2015

PS: Operations 2400

GOALS: Elective*

Direct Diversion #4: Terminology: Substitution

The USDA allows processors to use commercially purchased food for some items in processing for SFAs; learn about the three substitution categories.

10 mins September 2015

PS: Operations 2400

GOALS: Elective*

Direct Diversion #5: Terminology: Yield Methods

Direct Diversion discusses yield, which is the amount of finished end product returned for a defined amount of bulk USDA Foods sent to a processor.

10 mins September 2015

PS: Operations 2400

GOALS: Elective*

Direct Diversion #6: Annual Order

How to plan and commit USDA Foods bulk pounds on the annual order

10 mins September 2015

PS: Operations 2400

GOALS: Elective*

Direct Diversion #7: Agreements

The various agreements associated with Direct Diversion.

5 mins September 2015

PS: Operations 2400

GOALS: Elective*

Direct Diversion #8: Inventory

How to manage USDA Foods bulk inventory.

10 mins September 2015

PS: Operations 2400

GOALS: Elective*
 

This webcast covers accessing and printing the Commodity Allocation Receipt Summary (CARS) report.

10 mins November 2008 PS: Operations 2500
 

This webcast covers the accessing and entry of both the School Food Authority (SFA) Summary form and the Delivery Location Form in the WI Commodity Ordering System.

5 mins November 2008 PS: Operations 2500
 

This webcast covers the accessing and use of the Orders tab in the WI Commodity Ordering System.

10 mins November 2008 PS: Operations 2500
 
This webcast covers the accessing and use of the Allocations tab in the WI Commodity Ordering System.
10 mins November 2008 PS: Operations 2500
 
This presentation covers the accessing of the Surplus request screen in the WI Commodity Ordering System.
15 mins November 2008 PS: Operations 2500

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