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Title

Description

Date

Length

Professional Standards (PS) and GOALS

This webcast provides an overview of the Administrative Review (AR) process and timeline from start to finish.
November 2015
15 minutes

PS: Administration 3260

GOALS: Elective (quiz)

Preparing for your Administrative Review: Meal Access and Reimbursement

Providing meal benefits and submitting accurate claims are a critical part of administering the USDA School Meals Programs. This webcast on Meal Access and reimbursement will help you understand USDA regulations reduce errors in the Administrative Review. December 2015 45 minutes

PS: Administration 3100

GOALS: Elective (quiz)

Administrative Review: Meal Pattern and Nutrition Quality

This webcast discusses 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.
July 2019 45 minutes

PS: Operations 2100

GOALS: Elective (quiz)

This webcast discusses the Afterschool Snack Program, including eligibility requirements, reimbursement, enrichment activities, and how to create a reimbursable snack.
September 2018
15 minutes

PS: Operations 2300

GOALS: Additional Child Nutrition Programs
Annual Food Service Financial Report
In this webcast you will learn how to complete the Annual Food Service Financial Report and how to appropriately allocate all costs and revenues to the food service programs within your SFA.
September 2018 10 minutes

PS: Administration 3300

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.
January 2015

30 minutes

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. 
January 2015

30 minutes

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. 
January 2015 40 minutes
PS: Nutrition 1100
 

GOALS: Elective

Learn how to submit Child Nutrition Program monthly claims for reimbursement via the site-based claiming process. September 2018 30 minutes
PS: Administration 3300
 
GOALS: Elective
 

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

October 2015

13 minutes

PS: Operations 2400
The micro purchase method is a simple and informal procurement method intended for the purchase of goods and services which cost less than the micro purchase threshold of $3,500. November 2015 10 minutes

PS: Operations 2400

Small Purchase Method

The small purchase method is a simple and informal procurement method intended for the purchase of goods and services which cost less than the simplified acquisition threshold currently set at $150,000.  December 2015 10 minutes

PS: Operations 2400

This webcast includes instructions on how to request access to the Direct Certification Program, how to create, upload and download a student file. We also review important requirements and best practices.
February 2019 15 minutes

PS: Administration 3120

GOALS: Elective

Ergonomics This webcast brings general awareness of ergonomics to the world of school food service. The focus is on understanding the basics of ergonomics and how it affects the school food service worker. Some ideas for reducing or eliminating risk factors will be discussed.  November 2018 15 minutes

PS: Administration 3400

GOALS: Elective

Ergonomia 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. October 2018 15 minutes

PS: Administration 3400

GOALS: Elective

 

This video covers a variety of topics including 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. 

September 2013 35 minutes

PS: Nutrition 1200

This webcast is a condensed overview of determining eligibility for free and reduced price meal benefits as well as the annual verification process.
October 2019 15 minutes

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, different types of officials and their roles and responsibilities, general rules for distributing applications, and rules for notifying households. September 2019 15 minutes
PS: Administration 3100
 
GOALS: Elective

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, the rules for notifying households, recordkeeping, and disclosure of free and reduced eligibility. October 2019 30 minutes
PS: Administration 3120
 
GOALS: Elective

Special Situations in the Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Process 

NEW Format! 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.
October 2019 15 minutes
PS: Administration 3110
 
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. September 2019 5 minutes
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. August 2017 10 minutes
PS: Administration 3110
Contracting with a Food Service Management Company This webcast will tell you everything you need to know about contracting with a Food Service Management Company in USDA School Meals Programs. October 2018 20 minutes

PS: Administration 3000

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. July 2019 15 minutes
PS: Nutrition 1220
 
GOALS: Elective
The Fruit Component This webcast provides realistic examples on how to credit fruit using the Food Buying Guide, gives an overview of the meal pattern and also discusses frozen fruit and fruit smoothies. October 2015 14 minutes

PS: Nutrition 1110

La Fruta (en Español) This webcast is recorded and written in Spanish and offers an overview of the fruit (la fruta) component. October 2015 18 minutes PS: Nutrition 1110
The Grain Component This webcast discusses the grain component for both breakfast and lunch. We discuss how to identify a whole grain-rich product, grain-based desserts, and how to credit grains using different methods (Exhibit A, CN labels, Product Formulation Statements, and standardized recipes). July 2016 21 minutes PS: Nutrition 1110
El Grano (en Español) This webcast is recorded and written in Spanish and offers an overview of the grain el grano) component. October 2015 25 minutes PS: Nutrition 1110
 
The Dietary Specification Tool for Recipe Analysis determines the dietary specifications for recipes. We review how to read a nutrition facts label, where to find nutrition fact sheets, and how to use the tool developed by the School Nutrition Team. This webcast does not reflect the dietary specification of sodium; however, our current dietary specification tool  includes sodium. 
February 2013 12 minutes
PS: Nutrition 1150
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.  May 2017 30 minutes
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. August 2019 30 minutes
PS: Operations 2220
 
GOALS: Elective
The Meat/Meat Alternate Component This webcast covers the meat/meat alternate component of school meals. Food products, rounding, crediting, and documentation are discussed.  April 2016 20 minutes PS: Nutrition 1110
La Carne (en Español)
This webcast is recorded and written in Spanish and offers an overview of the meat/meat alternate (la carne) component.
October 2015 21 minutes PS: Nutrition 1110
The Milk Component This webcast discusses the milk component for both breakfast and lunch, including allowable milk types, recording this component on the production record, and accommodating special dietary needs related to fluid milk.   February 2016

7 minutes

PS: Nutrition 1110
This webcast is recorded and written in Spanish and offers an overview of the milk (la leche) component.
October 2015
7 minutes PS: Nutrition 1110
Elevated lead levels in the water of homes, schools, and child care centers is a growing concern in our state and in our communities. This webcast explains the importance of how a healthy diet can help with decreased lead absorption. April 2017 15 minutes
PS: Operations 2640
 
GOALS: Elective
Local Wellness Policy
This webinar will walk you through the requirements set forth in the final rule of Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the HHFKA of 2010. 
March 2017 20 minutes

PS: Administration 3230

Lunch Meal Pattern
This webcast provides an overview of the lunch meal pattern requirements. You will learn how to use the lunch meal pattern table to plan meals that meet daily and weekly requirements, menu planning worksheets to aid in menu planning, and become familiar with the four dietary specifications.
July 2019 15 minutes
PS: Nutrition 1110
 
GOALS: Elective 
Meals per Labor Hour In this webcast you will 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.  March 2017 10 minutes
PS: Administration 3300
Nonprogram Food Revenue This webcast discusses the USDA Nonprogram Revenue regulations. You will 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. September 2016 15 minutes
PS: Administration 3320
 
GOALS: Elective

What's the Scoop on Portion Control? 

This webcast provides  information to ensure that correct portion sizes are served, planned, and prepared. Participants will learn the reason for portion control, tools needed and tips for controlling portions. Participants will also learn how portion sizes affect nutrient content and overall food cost by working through a real example.
September 2017 15 minutes 
PS: Operations 2210
 
GOALS: Elective
 
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.
May 2016
20 minutes

PS: Operations 2150

Production Records

By the end of this webcast you will have a better understanding of why production records are important, what they are required to contain, strategies for completing them, and multiple examples of templates and resources. 
October 2017 15 minutes
PS: Operations 2100
 
GOALS: Elective
Serving in the Classroom
This webcast covers how to recognize and determine reimbursable meals, snacks, and milk served under the child nutrition programs operating in your school.
November 2019 15 minutes

PS: Operations 2300

GOALS: Point of Service

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.
September 2017 25 minutes
PS: Nutrition 1160
 
GOALS: Elective

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.
July 2019 20 minutes
PS: Administration 3230
 
GOALS: Smart Snacks
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. October 2015 45 minutes
PS: Administration 3230
 
GOALS: Elective
This webcast provides an overview of financial viability of Smart Snacks.
November 2017
 

PS: Administration 3330

What's Shakin' with Sodium This webcast addresses sodium targets for the upcoming school year and presents a variety of ideas on sodium restriction. October 2017 45 minutes
PS: Nutrition 1150
 
GOALS: Elective

The Vegetable Component

The webcast covers the meal pattern requirements for the vegetable component, discusses crediting, and offers an interactive quiz on the vegetable subgroups. February 2016 15 minutes PS: Nutrition 1110
La Verdura (en Español)
This webcast is recorded and written in Spanish and offers an overview of the vegetable (la verdura) component.
October 2015 15 minutes PS: Nutrition 1110

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. October 2019 30 minutes
PS: Administration 3100
 
GOALS: Elective
Submitting the Verification Collection Report
This webcast covers the steps involved in completing and submitting the online Verification Collection Report, which is the last step in the
Verification process.
November 2016 26 minutes

PS: Administration 3100

GOALS: Elective

What's the Yield with Standardized Recipes?

Learn how to standardize a recipe... starting from scratch! This webcast discusses recipe standardization, weight versus volume, how to scale a recipe up or down, and how to determine the crediting of ingredients using the Food Buying Guide. We also learn about several kitchen math skills and how to determine the yield and scoop size of a serving. 
September 2016 15 minutes
PS: Nutrition 1140
 
GOALS: Elective

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. September 2015 10 minutes
PS: Operations 2400

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. September 2015 10 minutes
PS: Operations 2400

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. September 2015 12 minutes
PS: Operations 2400

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. September 2015 7 minutes
PS: Operations 2400

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. September 2015 7 minutes
PS: Operations 2400

Direct Diversion #6: Annual Order 

How to plan and commit USDA Foods bulk pounds on the annual order September 2015 8 minutes
PS: Operations 2400

Direct Diversion #7: Agreements

The various agreements associated with Direct Diversion. September 2015 5 minutes
PS: Operations 2400

Direct Diversion #8: Inventory 

How to manage USDA Foods bulk inventory. September 2015 8 minutes
PS: Operations 2400
 
This webcast covers accessing and printing the Commodity Allocation Receipt Summary (CARS) report.
November 2008
7 minutes
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.
November 2008
6 minutes
PS: Operations 2500
 
This webcast covers the accessing and use of the Orders tab in the WI Commodity Ordering System. November 2008 9 minutes PS: Operations 2500
 
This webcast covers the accessing and use of the Allocations tab in the WI Commodity Ordering System.
November 2008 10 minutes

PS: Operations 2500

 
This presentation covers the accessing of the Surplus request screen in the WI Commodity Ordering System.
November 2008 14 minutes

PS: Operations 2500

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