Web Seminars 

Web Seminars are accessible through our WebEx Service. The webinars are presented in 3 different formats: live through WebEx, recorded sessions in the formats of Flash Player and Windows Media Videos, and through our Online Courses. To view our online courses Click Here.

 

These programs provide information on topics of importance to child nutrition professionals.

 

These webinars can be taken for CEUs by viewing the live webinar or by taking the Online Courses for the Webinars.

 

Below you can register for upcoming live webinars. These webinars are limited to 250 seats per webinar. Participating in the live webinars includes: a Pre-Test, Live Webinar, Webinar Evaluation, and the Post-Test. All of these components need to be completed so that you may be awarded your certificate.

 

All webinars are recorded and are made viewable through our website. You can download the players for these videos by clicking here (Click Here) for the Adobe Flash Player. The webinars are also made available for downloading in the WMV format. Links to download are under each topic.


 

Webinars by Date:

How to Successfully Implement Growing Your Professional Skills
March 16, 2010, 2pm CST. Christanne Smith Harrison
   
 
    

About This Webinar:
This webinar will guide the participants through the Before You Begin section of the BLT, which explains the components of lessons. It will expose the participants to the BLT layout, design, and resources so they can confidently present the material.
 

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Growing Your Professional Skills - Overview of the 2008 BLT
February 16, 2010, 2pm CST. Christanne Smith Harrison
   

About This Webinar:
This webinar will describe a variety of options for presenting the BLT. Each option will include tips and ideas for making the most of the training time and facilities available. The webinar will also suggest resources that the facilitator can use to help BLT participants successfully complete their Individual Development Plans.
 

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Online Course: Click here to register for the Online Course.


Preparing to Facilitate Growing Your Professional Skills
March 2, 2010, 2pm CST. Christanne Smith Harrison
 
 

About This Webinar:
This webinar will introduce the 2008 BLT and its seven lessons. The training will cover the objectives of each lesson and information specific to each, including the activities, to help participants gain an overall view of the BLT content.
 
 

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Financial Management #3
February 4, 2010, 2pm CST. Dr. Jerry Cater
   
 

About This Webinar:
The purpose of this webinar is to present how to use financial information as a tool to improve program operations and accountability. Determining labor cost factors and food cost factors are covered. Budget analysis including using the budget to set goals and using the budget as a control document is covered.

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Financial Management #2
January 21, 2010, 2pm CST. Dr. Jerry Cater
   
 

About This Webinar:
The purpose of this webinar is to assist school nutrition professionals in interpreting financial information for program analysis and evaluation. The discussion will include guidelines for setting meal prices, calculating the cost to produce a meal equivalent, and determining the percentage of operational cost to total revenue earned.

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Financial Management #1
January 7, 2010, 2pm CST. Dr. Jerry Cater
   

About This Webinar:
This webinar covers how to use financial reports that are consistent with federal and state guidelines to achieve a financial management system that supports a cost effective program with nutritional integrity. It will focus on using financial information to manage school nutrition programs and covers financial reports. The NFSMI Financial Management Information System model will be introduced.

 

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Cooks for Kids Webinar
December 8, 2009, 2pm CST. Amy Casteel
 

About This Webinar:
This webinar will provide an overview of Cooks for Kids, highlighting best practices of innovative school nutrition programs across the country. Learn how you can use the healthy food messages presented in Cooks for Kids to help tell what you are doing in your school nutrition program to improve the overall health of children.
  

 

 

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Fueling the School-Aged Athlete - Healthy Eating Score!
September 29, 2009, 2pm CST. Renee Matich
 
 
    Serving Safe Food in Child Care, Lesson 4: Chill
July 28, 2009, 3pm CST. Virginia Gray, PhD, RD 
 
  

About This Webinar:
This webinar will on maintaining food temperatures at storing, preparing, and cold holding of food to reduce time spent in the temperature danger zone. It will also cover cooling of food and handling leftovers.

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Serving Safe Food in Child Care, Lesson 3: Cook
July 14, 2009, 3pm CST. Virginia Gray, PhD, RD 
 

About This Webinar:
This webinar will focus on how to cook foods safely to reduce risk of foodborne illness. It will cover thermometer use and calibration, appropriate internal temperatures for foods, and a process for reheating foods.

 
 

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Calibrating Thermometers Video View Guide
Internal Temperatures Activity Sheet
Thermometer Calibration Log

Using Thermometers Video View Guide

Fact Sheet Reheating Foods
Fact Sheet Using Food Thermometers
Fact Sheet Calibrating Thermometers
Fact Sheet Cooking Foods


Online Course: 
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Serving Safe Food in Child Care, Lesson 2: Separate
June 24, 2009, 3pm CST. Virginia Gray, PhD, RD 

  

About This Webinar:
This webinar will focus on controlling contamination of foods by separating products. It will also cover appropriate storing techniques for food and chemicals.

 

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Serving Safe Food in Child Care, Lesson 1: Clean
June 16, 2009, 3pm CST. Virginia Gray, PhD, RD 

About This Webinar:
This webinar will focus on procedures for cleaning and sanitizing food contact surfaces, dishes, and equipment during food preparation to reduce risks of foodborne illness. It will also cover personal hygiene and handwashing.

 

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Washing Hands SOP
Cleaning and Sanitizing Food Contact Surfaces SOP
Dishmachine Cleaning and Sanitizing Log
Fact Sheet Cleaning and Sanitizing
Fact Sheet Handwashing
Fact Sheet Manual Dishwashing
Fact Sheet Mechanical Dishwashing
Fact Sheet Personal Hygiene
Personal Hygiene SOP
Steps in Cleaning and Sanitizing Food Contact Surfaces, Dishes, and Equipment
Wash Your Hands Video Guide

Online Course: Click Here to register for the online course.



 

Creating an Active, Healthy Environment
April 14, 2009, Connie Evers, M.S. R.D.

About This Webinar:
This seminar will focus on designing an environment for children which invites discovery learning in the areas of both nutrition and activity/movement. Child care providers will take-away several ideas for setting up play centers which encourage children to make healthful food choices.

 

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Using Children's Storybooks as a Basis for Nutrition Education
March 31, 2009, Connie Evers, M.S. R.D.

About This Webinar:
There are many quality children's story books that provide food, nutrition, and health messages. This seminar will offer numerous examples of how to use story books as the basis of health and nutrition education lessons.

 

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Playing, Learning, and Growing. Overview of Early Childhood Education
March 17, 2009, Connie Evers, M.S., R.D.

About This Webinar:
Playing, Learning, and Growing: Fun Food Activities that reinforce health messages - overview of early childhood education and how food activities such as cooking, gardening, games, and role playing can contribute to learning and health; examples of activities to incorporate into their child care curriculum

 

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Nutrition 101: A Taste of Food and Fitness - Make the Most of This Resource
February 24, 2009 - Laura F. Thomas. MEd, RD, LD

About This Webinar:
The Nutrition 101: A Taste of Food and Fitness is a great training tool for school food service personnel. But the resources in the BLT can be used in a variety of ways every day in school food service operations!

This webinar will focus on innovative ways to extend the messages for Nutrition 101 into:  

  • School Cafeteria
  • Classroom
  • Wellness Committee
  • Staff Development at all levels of the school district
  • Local Community

In these times of doing more with less resources, this webinar will show how to do more with the resources in the BLT for less staff time and expense!

 

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Nutrition 101: A Taste of Food and Fitness - Implement for Success
February 10, 2009 - Laura F. Thomas. MEd, RD, LD

About This Webinar:
This webinar will present ways to present the BLT through a variety of staff in service options: 1 lesson per week for 8 weeks, 1 topic per month for a school year, 1 partial day in service option, and 1 full day in service option.

Each option will include tips and ideas for making the most of the training time and facilities available. Learner-center training tips will be included in tips and ideas.

 

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Nutrition 101: A Taste of Food and Fitness - Preparing to Facilitate the BLT
January 27, 2008 - Laura F. Thomas, MEd, RD, LD 

About This Webinar:
This webinar will guide the participants through the components of each lesson set to increase familiarity and for those participants with less experience, their comfort level with the BLT layout, design, and resources.

 

 

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Nutrition 101: A Taste of Food and Fitness - An Overview of The BLT Series
January 13 2009 - Laura F. Thomas, MEd, RD, LD

About This Webinar:
This webinar would introduce the BLT and the eight topic lessons currently available. The training would cover the objectives of each lesson and information specific to each topic to help participants gain an overall view of the BLT content.

 

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Using Exchange Lists for Students with Diabetes in School Food Service
July 16, 2008, 2008 - Christanne Smith Harrison

About This Webinar:
During this webinar you will learn about: the definition of diabetes, food service roles in students with diabetes, types of diabetes meal plans, explanations of Exchange Lists for diabetes, and the application for food service.

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Online Course: Coming Soon


 

Update on Inborn Errors of Metabolism
June 25, 2008 - Harriet Cloud, MS , RD, FADA

About This Webinar:
During this webinar Harriet Cloud will define inborn errors of metabolism, will recoginize the treatment of various inborn errors of metabolism, define the appropriate treatment of these various disorders, explain how to recognize the role of school food service, and will provide resources for products and information on inborn errors of metabolism.

 

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Helping Child Nutrition Professionals Communicate Effectively with Families of Special Needs Children
May 21, 2008 - Dr. Teresa Carithers. PhD, RD, LD

About This Webinar:
This webinar was facilitated by Dr. Teresa Carithers who is the chair and associate professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at The University of Mississippi. She will go over the following topics during this webinar:

  • Understand he importance and types of communication
  • Develop new ideas for improving existing communications with families.
  • Become familiar with methods of conflict resolution
  • Gain confidence in communication through child nutrition case presentations.

 

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Special Foods for Special Kids
April 23, 2008 - Todd Adelman

About This Webinar:
In response to the growing concern about food allergies in schools, this one-hour webinar covers the following topics:

  • Current laws governing special diet needs in schools.
  • Food Allergies.
  • Non-allergic special diet needs.
  • Special diet management team.
  • Daily management.
  • Possible funding sources.

 

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Review of the Guidelines for Treatment and Prevention of Childhood Obesity and What Child Nutrition Professionals Can Do
January 9, 2008 - Bonnie Spear

About This Webinar: 
During this webinar Bonnie Spear will give a review of the expert committees recommendations for treatment and prevention of childhood obesity and she will go over the resources that can be used in your school systems.
 

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Carbohydrate Counting for School Food Service Professionals
December 6, 2007 - Christanne Smith Harrison

About this Webinar:
During this webinar Christanne Smith Harrison will address the following agenda items:

  • Brief explanation of diabetes
  • Overview of diabetes meal planning tools
  • Basics of carbohydrate counting
  • Methods to find carbohydrate content
  • Carbohydrate counting in the school setting
  • Ways to communicate information about carbohydrate counts

She will also address the following questions:

  • Why provide carbohydrate counts?
  • How do you start?

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About This Webinar:
This webinar will provide information on how children engaged in athletics can meet fuel and nutrient needs for activity and growth. Fueling the School-Aged Athlete Fact Sheets will be introduced. Tips on healthy food choices and suggestions about eating and drinking before, during, and after exercise will be covered.


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