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Meal Pattern Training Materials for School Nutrition Programs


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The What's for Lunch? and What's for Breakfast? workshops provide information for school nutrition programs on the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) meal patterns and offer versus serve (OVS) requirements. The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) developed these workshops as part of Connecticut's 2013 Team Nutrition grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


WHAT'S FOR LUNCH (WFL)
Meeting the Meal Pattern Requirements for the NSLP
{girl with fruits and vegetables from salad bar} WFL is an interactive workshop (3 1/4 hours) that provides information for school nutrition programs on the NSLP meal patterns and OVS requirements. WFL helps menu planners and school foodservice personnel:
  • understand the meal pattern requirements for lunch including components, serving sizes and specific crediting criteria;
  • identify noncreditable foods;
  • understand the four dietary specifications that school lunches must meet and resources to help implement them;
  • understand how to implement OVS and identify reimbursable meals; and
  • gain confidence in their ability to provide staff training and communicate information about the NSLP meal pattern requirements to food service colleagues, school staff, students, and families.
Instructor Training Materials Participant Handouts and Worksheets

  • WFL Instructor Guide Cover and Workshop Overview (PDF)


  • WFL PowerPoint Slides (PPT)

  • NOTE: This is a large file (114,658 KB) that takes about five minutes to download.
    • Overview
    • Milk Component
    • Fruits Component
    • Vegetables Component
    • Grains Component
    • Meat/Meat Alternates Component
    • Noncreditable Foods
    • Dietary Specifications (Nutrition Standards)
    • OVS at Lunch
    • Meal or No Meal: Lunch Edition
WFL Instructor Training Resources



WHAT'S FOR BREAKFAST (WFB)
Meeting the Meal Pattern Requirements for the SBP
{children eating breakfast in the classroom} WFB is a three-hour interactive workshop that provides information for school nutrition programs on the SBP meal patterns and OVS requirements. WFB helps menu planners and school foodservice personnel:
  • understand the meal pattern requirements for breakfast, including components, serving sizes and specific crediting criteria;
  • identify noncreditable foods;
  • understand the four dietary specifications that school breakfasts must meet and resources to help implement them;
  • understand how to implement OVS and identify reimbursable meals; and
  • gain confidence in their ability to provide staff training and communicate information about the SBP meal pattern requirements to food service colleagues, school staff, students, and families.
Instructor Training Materials Participant Handouts and Worksheets

  • WFB Instructor Guide Cover and Workshop Overview (PDF)


  • WFB PowerPoint Slides (PPT)

  • NOTE: This is a large file (89,104 KB) that takes about five minutes to download.
    • Overview
    • Milk Component
    • Fruits Component (with Vegetable Substitutions)
    • Grains Component (with Meat/Meat Alternate Substitutions)
    • Noncreditable Foods
    • Dietary Specifications (Nutrition Standards)
    • OVS at Breakfast
    • Meal or No Meal: Breakfast Edition
WFB Instructor Training Resources



TRAINING RESOURCES
Instructor Background Information Additional Resources


CONTACT:  Susan S. Fiore, M.S., R.D. at susan.fiore@ct.gov or 860-807-2075
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
Child Nutrition Programs
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 504
Hartford, CT 06103-1841


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