Training Materials Developed School Foodservice Personnel
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"Benefits of School Breakfast" (2003)
Research–based information about the academic, behavioral, and nutritional benefits of school breakfast. Results of Project PA’s school breakfast focus groups are included.
"School Breakfast Financial Success" (2003)
Suggested procedures to determine potential for success.
"Customer Service" (2003)
Some basic, tried–and–true tips to make the day less stressful for foodservice providers and recipients.
"Childhood Obesity: A Proactive School Response" (2002)
This presentation reviews the trends and statistics related to the issue of childhood obesity. The physical and emotional consequences of childhood obesity and appropriate school–based responses and roles for school foodservice personnel are discussed.
"Connecting Classroom, Cafeteria, and Community" (2002)
This presentation provides background, a rationale, and a description of the Showcase Schools project, and a description of the materials that Project PA developed based on the Showcase Schools.
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"Pennsylvania Showcase Schools: Connecting Classroom, Cafeteria, and Community Nutrition Teams"
This is a PDF copy of the packet provided to Project PA Master Instructors who are trained in helping new foodservice directors in a 1:1 setting. The New FSD packet provides an overview of the topic areas identified as most critical by PDE for meeting the regulations. Workbook–style exercises and informal quizzes are included to provide practice with the material. A "New Food Service Director" can be defined as one who:
- is in the first or second year in the position
- has the training needs of a first or second year director, or
- has never been director in Pennsylvania during a CRE/SMI review.
"Nutrition in School Meals — The Cafeteria/Classroom Guide" (1999)
This 26–minute video tells about the nutrients monitored in the school meals programs. In a fun and enlightening way, it presents scientific facts connected with everyday practices in school cafeterias and the everyday life of students, teachers and SFS personnel.
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"School Food Service Guide to Documentation" (1998)
This is an educational video about the documentation required for an SMI review.