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Webinar: Tuesdays at 2 School Nutrition Town Hall


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Join us for the first Tuesday @ 2 Town Hall of the new year, scheduled for February 27, 2024, at 2 p.m. During the Town Hall, we will share highlights of recent policy guidance, funding and training opportunities, and best practices for operating Child Nutrition Programs (CNPs).

February’s webinar will feature guest speakers from Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. District staff will share their process for implementing the requirements of Senate Bill (SB) 1383 California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: Organic Waste Methane Emissions Reduction law, challenges, and their visions for reducing their climate footprint.

A special thank you to the CalRecycle staff for their presentation during January’s Town Hall. The Local Education Agencies (LEA) PowerPoint presentation is available on the CalRecycle Resources for LEA: K-12 Public Schools and School Districts External link opens in new window or tab. web page.

Please scroll to the end of this communication for resources and links shared during the January 23, 2024, Town Hall.

Town Hall Webinar PowerPoint

The day of the Town Hall, draft webinar slides will be available by 10 a.m. on the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (ca.gov) (CNIPS) web page External link opens in new window or tab.. Use the following steps to access slides in CNIPS:

  • For School Food Authorities: Select Applications and Download Forms

  • For Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP) operators: In the SFSP Module, select Applications and Download Forms

The Town Hall slides in CNIPS are marked “Draft” and are subject to change. If updates are needed, the California Department of Education (CDE) will upload the revised slides in the same location following the Town Hall.

The CDE now posts the final Town Hall PowerPoint slides in their new location on the CDE Food Service Staff Education and Training web page under the Town Halls tab.

Background

The Tuesday @ 2 Virtual Town Hall events typically occur each month on the fourth Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. The Town Halls provide an opportunity for schools to learn about policy guidance, program requirements, and best practices for operating CNPs. The desired audience includes CNP Program Operators and Food Service Directors.

Participation Information

Tuesday @ 2 School Nutrition Town Hall
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration and Cost

This town hall is free to attend. Register in advance for this webinarExternal link opens in new window or tab..

After registering, you will see a screen that says Webinar Registration Approved with a link to the webinar. You will also receive several emails with information about joining the webinar. First, you will receive confirmation the day you register and then you will receive two reminder emails: one day and one hour prior to the webinar. If you cannot find the email confirmation, or do not receive the reminders, you can always reregister.

Tip for Attendees

To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Zoom.

If you receive an error message that the host has declined your webinar registration, try using an alternate email address. While not ideal, you may also join by phone if you have technical issues logging in from your computer.

Professional Standards Crediting Information

  • Key Area: Administration (3000)

    • Training Topic: Program Management (3200) - Learning Objective: Manage staff work including scheduling (3210)

    • Instructional hours: 1.5 hours

Reasonable Accommodation

Pursuant to state and federal statutes, individuals with a disability may request reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in the Tuesday @ 2 School Nutrition Town Hall. Send direct requests for reasonable accommodations to the CDE by email at NSDTownHalls@cde.ca.gov, no later than seven days prior to the event. Please note that live captioning will be available during the webinar.

Town Hall Links and Resources Provided on January 23, 2024

The following links were shared in the chat during the recent town hall:

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please email NSDTownHalls@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
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