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Summer Food Service Program Training

2014 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Training

Contracting Entities (CEs) must complete the required SFSP Training in order to maintain an approved status to participate in the SFSP. At a minimum, at least one supervisory person responsible for food service operations at your organization MUST attend SFSP program administration and operations training.

2014 SFSP Training Information

Registration:

  1. If you have never registered in the F&N Learning Center click here to setup a profile and get a Personal Learning Code (PUC) so that you can login.
  2. Returning users click here.
1. What training (s) are required for my organization?  Minimize 

New (never operated) or returning food service supervisor?

Type of organization

Classroom – One day (201)

Classroom – Two day (202)

Live

Webinar

(ISDs ONLY)

New

Private non-profit organization, residential camp, college/university, governmental organization

 

X (or SFSP Conference)

Returning

Private non-profit organization, residential camp, college/university, governmental organization

X (or SFSP Conference)

New

School Food Authority (SFA or ISD)

TDA highly recommends that ISDs attend the classroom (201 or 202) training based on the years of experience of the food service supervisor. However, the ISD has the option of attending the live webinar instead, or the SFSP Conference.

X

Returning

School Food Authority (SFA or ISD)*

X


*Some CEs will be required to take a higher level of training, regardless of their years of experience in the program. Those CEs who are determined to need a more thorough application review will be notified by TDA of the requirement to attend the more thorough training.

The application deadline for renewing CEs determined to need a more thorough application review is April 15, 2014. Click here to review application deadlines.

2. What is the 2014 classroom training schedule?  Minimize 

Date

City

Location

Training Available

March 3-4

Richardson

ESC Region 10

202 (2 day), New CE

March 5

Richardson

ESC Region 10

201 (1 day), Returning CE

March 6-7

Richardson

ESC Region 10

202 (2 day), New CE

March 11

Lubbock

ESC Region 17

201 (1 day), Returning CE

March 12-13

Lubbock

ESC Region 17

202 (2 day), New CE

March 25

El Paso

ESC Region 19

201 (1 day), Returning CE

March 26-27

El Paso

ESC Region 19

202 (2 day), New CE

April 1

Edinburg

ESC Region 1

201 (1 day), Returning CE

April 2-3

Edinburg

ESC Region 1

202 (2 day), New CE

April 8

San Antonio

ESC Region 20

201 (1 day), Returning CE

April 9-10

San Antonio

ESC Region 20

202 (2 day), New CE

April 15

Houston

ESC Region 4

201 (1 day), Returning CE

April 16-17

Houston

ESC Region 4

202 (2 day), New CE

April 21-22

Fort Worth

ESC Region 11

202 (2 day), New CE

April 23

Fort Worth

ESC Region 11

201 (1 day), Returning CE

April 24-25

Fort Worth

ESC Region 11

202 (2 day), New CE

April 29

Kilgore

ESC Region 7

201 (1 day), Returning CE

April 30-May 1

Kilgore

ESC Region 7

202 (2 day), New CE

May 6

Austin

ESC 13

201 (1 day), Returning CE

May 7-May 8

Austin

ESC 13

202 (2 day), New CE

May 13 San Angelo ESC 15  201 (1 day), Returning CE 
May 14-15 San Angelo  ESC 15  202 (2 day), New CE 

3. I am an ISD (SFA). Which training do I take?  Minimize 
Training is mandatory for SFAs operating SFSP. If you are an ISD operating the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) you are not required to attend SFSP training.
 
SFAs must watch attend a classroom training (SFSP 201 and 202), OR the SFA specific live webinar (SFSP 101). Although SFAs are highly encouraged to attend classroom training as outlined above, they have the option of attending the SFA specific webinar training (SFSP 101) instead of classroom training. The webinar schedule is below.
 
Note: CEs will be required to verify attendance multiple times during training. Those who fail to verify attendance will be required to redo the entire training, if another is available, or their application will be denied.

2014 SFA Webinar Training Schedule

Registration:

  1. If you have never registered in the F&N Learning Center click here to setup a profile and get a Personal Learning Code (PUC) so that you can login.
  2. Returning users click here.

Dates & Times

03/04/2014 -- 2:30 – 4 pm

03/07/2014 -- 2:30 – 4 pm

03/13/2014 -- 2:30 – 4 pm

04/03/2014 -- 2:30 – 4 pm

04/10/2014 -- 2:30 – 4 pm

04/17/2014 -- 2:30 – 4 pm

04/22/2014 -- 2:30 – 4 pm

04/25/2014 -- 2:30 – 4 pm

05/01/2014 -- 2:30 – 4 pm

05/08/2014 -- 2:30 – 4 pm

05/15/2014 -- 2:30 – 4 pm


4. Who should attend the training?  Minimize 
At a minimum, the CE’s supervisory personnel responsible for the food service must attend SFSP program administration and operations training.
 
TDA recommends that you attend the training based on the food service supervisor’s year of experience in the program. If you are a new supervisor, attend SFSP 202 (2 day) classroom training.

5. Can a CE (including SFA) go to classroom training in another location?  Minimize 
Yes, as long as the level of training you are taking is the correct level required, per your program status (SFSP 202 or 201).

6. How do I register for training?  Minimize 
Registration for the courses is not yet available, but will be soon.

  1. If you have never registered in the F&N Learning Center click here to setup a profile and get a Personal Learning Code (PUC) so that you can login.

 


Important Reminders for Everyone Taking Training

  • Annual SFSP training is a mandatory requirement for all CEs. 
  • CEs will be required to verify attendance multiple times during training. Those who fail to verify attendance will be required to redo the entire training, if another is available, or their application will be denied. 
  • At a minimum, the CE’s supervisory personnel responsible for the food service must attend SFSP program administration and operations training. TDA must successfully verify that the person responsible for food service at your organization took the correct training prior to program operation or the program application will be denied, even if it was previously approved.

The 20 regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) in Texas coordinate with F&N to provide training for the schools in their areas. ESCs are contracted to provide state-approved training free of charge to participants in the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable, Special Milk and Food Distribution Programs.

 

For more information about ESCs, please visit http://www.texasresc.net/default.htm.

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