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School Nutrition Program Series-Meal Pattern

We are pleased to announce a new webinar series entitled Introduction to School Nutrition Program Administration (ISNPA) for local school nutrition directors, managers, and staff. The ISNPA trainings are intended to support Universal Meals Program implementation, and to orient new school nutrition staff and refresh seasoned professionals to program operations.


The monthly ISNPA webinars are scheduled for 90 minutes and will begin at 2 pm on the date listed, unless otherwise noted. Each training in the series will include: an overview of a specific program topic, highlights of relevant resources, and applicable federal and state regulations.

Webinar Schedule

A listserv will be sent in advance of each training confirming scheduling and providing registration information. Please mark your calendar to include the following tentative training dates:

  • School Nutrition Program Meal Pattern Training, June 21, 2022
  • Eligibility and Direct Certification, June 28, 2022 (3:00 pm)
  • Resource Management, July 19, 2022
  • Meal Counting and Claiming
    • Part 1-August 16, 2022
    • Part 2-September 6, 2022
  • Procurement, September 20, 2022
  • Verification, October 18, 2022
  • Competitive Foods, November 1, 2022
  • Food Distribution Program, January 24, 2023

June Training Information

School Nutrition Program Meal Pattern Training

June 21, 2022

2:00-3:30 pm

Training Content

This training provides an overview of nutrition standards in the National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) including meal patterns, meal components and meal planning requirements.

Registration and Cost

The webinar trainings are free to attend. Register in advance for School Nutrition Program Meal Pattern Training, June 21, 2022 webinar External 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 the 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 for some reason 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 for some reason 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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Pursuant to state and federal statutes, individuals with a disability may request reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in this webinar. Please note that Live Captioning will be available during the webinar.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please email

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 2, 2022
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