Training Materials Developed from Project PA's Statewide Teleconferences.
SMI Implementation and Review Process Materials:
"Teleconference I: Making the Choice" (1996)
This is an educational video about the menu planning choice process. This video was used in the first Project PA teleconference to provide SFS personnel with sufficient knowledge to enable them to select a menu planning system that matched the needs of their facility. It also sought to address concerns and to generate a positive team approach toward implementation of the new School Meals Initiative (SMI) regulations.
"Teleconference II: Taking the Steps" (1998)
This is an educational video on the SMI review process, used in the second Project PA teleconference. Its goal is to enhance motivation to implement the SMI and to provide practical guidance in this change process.
A handout from the teleconference, Project PA - SMI Information.
Download handout from the teleconference, Project PA - SMI Information. (Requires Acrobat Reader to view and print).
"Teleconference III: Making it Work" (2000)
This is an educational video about implementation of the SMI, used in the third Project PA teleconference to demonstrate examples of successful SMI practices. A "Best Practices" kit full of practical and noteworthy ways to meet SMI guidelines was created for statewide distribution by combining this video with Project PA's Best Practices in Pennsylvania School Food Service manual. These aids have been distributed to all of Pennsylvania's National School Lunch Program sponsors.
The Best Practices manual.
Download the Best Practices Manual. (Requires Acrobat Reader to view and print).
"Teleconference IV: Increasing School Meals Participation: Creative Strategies that Work!" (2004)
On May 12, 2004, Project PA, a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Penn State University, presented a one-day teleconference, “Increasing School Meals Participation: Creative Strategies that Work!”
Teleconference 4 Home Page.