Basic Training for Potential New Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program

Basic Training sessions will be held monthly by the Ohio Department of Education to present information on the regulations and reporting procedures for School Lunch and Breakfast programs. Attendees will learn about the regulations governing the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Programs and how to prepare the required program reports.

Anyone responsible for any aspect of the Child Nutrition Programs is welcome, including new food service directors, supervisors and managers, as well as business managers, treasurers, secretaries, teachers and principals. Schools and agencies new to the Child Nutrition Programs are required to attend a training before applying to participate in the programs.

Training Topics

Topics to be covered in the training include the following:

  • Overview of the Child Nutrition Programs;
  • Free and reduced price meal applications;
  • Special dietary needs;
  • Meal counting and claiming procedures;
  • Meal pattern requirements;
  • Production records/standardized recipes;
  • United States Department of Agriculture foods;
  • Inventory;
  • Coordinated Review Effort evaluations;
  • Claims Reimbursement and Reporting System; and
  • Frequently asked questions.

Training Schedule and Location

All trainings will be conducted from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the State Library of Ohio, 274 East First Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201 unless indicated otherwise. For directions, click here.

Training dates are as follows:

  • December 6, 2016
  • February 7, 2017
  • April 4, 2017
  • June 6, 2017

Registration for Training

To register for one of the trainings, click here for registration instructions.

2015 Spring Training Presentations and Handouts

Below are presentations and handouts for those who could not attend the training sessions and/or who want to utilize the resources to train additional staff.




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