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Online Education and Self Study
Select a link on one of the courses below to see the training classes and study materials available to you based on the specific category.

NSLP Courses  USDA Foods Courses
CACFP Courses Farm Fresh Courses
SFSP Courses Civil Rights Courses

 




NSLP Courses


 Course Name Course Description
The Reinvented Administrative Review Process This webinar provides an overview of the new administrative review process. Information provided includes how the review has changed, what the review covers, general timelines, required documentation and specific processes for before, during and after the on-site review. (Revised November 10, 2015)
TX-UNPS - Administrative Review: Corrective Action Document (CAD)
Video provides Contracting Entities with an overview of the Administrative Review features in TX-UNPS and focuses specifically on Corrective Action Documents. 

TX-UNPS - Administrative Review: Review Attachments
Video provides Contracting Entities with an overview of the Administrative Review features in TX-UNPS and focuses specifically on Review Attachments. 

TX-UNPS - Administrative Review: Review Forms
Video provides Contracting Entities with an overview of the Administrative Review features in TX-UNPS and focuses specifically on Review Forms. 

TX-UNPS - Administrative Review: Viewable Modules
Video provides Contracting Entities with an overview of the Administrative Review features in TX-UNPS and focuses specifically on Viewable Only Modules that include: Commendations, Technical Assistance and Notes to CEs.


CACFP Courses


Course Name Course Description
Updated CACFP Infant Meal Pattern
Use this self-paced, self-directed training to learn about the updated CACFP infant meal pattern requirements which must be implemented starting October 1, 2017.

Updated CACFP Child Care Meal Pattern

Use this self-paced, self-directed training to learn about the updated CACFP child care meal pattern requirements which must be implemented starting October 1, 2017.

Updated CACFP Adult Day Care Meal Pattern

Use this self-paced, self-directed training to learn about the updated CACFP adult day care meal pattern requirements which must be implemented starting October 1, 2017.
CACFP Meal Pattern Early Implementation 
Use this self-paced, self-directed training to learn about the five allowances CEs are allowed to begin implementing before the new meal pattern in its entirety becomes a requirement.
Whole Grain Rich Training
Use this training to learn about the new CACFP requirement for grains and breads and familiarize yourself with how to determine if an item is whole grain rich.
CACFP Sugar Limit Calculator
Quickly determine if a cereal or yogurt meets the new CACFP sugar limits with this calculator. Bookmark the link on your phone for a handy tool that can be used while you shop.
CACFP Budget Basics: CACFP Budget
Use this self-paced, self-directed training to learn about CACFP budget content and approval requirements.
CACFP Budget Basics: Allowable and Unallowable Costs
Use this self-paced, self-directed training to learn about allowable and unallowable costs.
CACFP Budget Basics: Direct and Indirect Costs
Use this self-paced, self-directed training to learn about direct and indirect costs.
CACFP Budget Basics: Levels of Approval for Costs
Use this self-paced, self-directed training to learn about levels of approval for costs.


Whole Grain Rich Training

SFSP Courses


Course Name Course Description
Annual Summer Food Service Program Training This online course outlines key responsibilities of the Summer Food Service Program and meets the Sponsor training requirement as mandated in USDA’s Administration Guide: Summer Food Service Program.


USDA Foods Courses


Course Name  Course Description
FDP TX-UNPS – Managing your Programs: Completing the Contract Packet
This video instructs Contracting Entities on how to access and complete the contract packet for USDA Foods.

FDP TX-UNPS - Managing Your Programs: Weekly Commodity Bulletin
This video instructs Contracting Entities on how to access and print the Weekly Commodity Bulletin.

Farm Fresh Courses


Course Name Course Description
Farm to School Introduction for Schools  This training is intended for school nutrition program team members and others who are interested in bringing farm to school to their districts or campuses. Information presented during this training is introductory in nature and will lay the groundwork for future training and discussions about farm to school activities.
Farm to Child Care Introduction for Child Care Centers and Day Care Homes This training is intended for child care program team members and other who are interested in bringing farm to child care activities to their center, site or day care home. Information presented during this training is introductory in nature and will lay the groundwork for future training and discussion about farm to child care activities.
Defining Local Decision Tool USDA expressly grants the authority for entities participating in Child Nutrition Programs and purchasing local food items with federal funding to define local, as long as procurement guidelines are followed. This means that as a NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, or SSO participant you have the authority to define local.  This tool will walk you through two questions that will help you identify a definition of local based on your goals.

Procurement rules must always be followed when making purchases using federal Child Nutrition funds. Free, open competition must be maintained through all procurement processes, and you must document how you are defining local for each applicable purchase. Competition cannot be restricted by a narrow definition of local. Always reach out to your local Education Service Center (ESC) with any questions.

Civil Rights Courses


Course Name  Course Description
Civil Rights—English 
Online Civil Rights training in English that meets USDA Child Nutrition Program requirements as mandated in FNS Instruction 113-1.
Civil Rights—Spanish
Print Civil Rights training in Spanish that meets USDA Child Nutrition Program requirements as mandated in FNS Instruction 113-1.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, 
color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  
 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
 
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:  
mail: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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