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Colorado Department of Education Professional Development - Crediting Food Groups in Child Nutrition Programs Online Training

Crediting Food Groups in Child Nutrition Programs Online Training

Audience: Other District/School Staff | Topic: School Nutrition | Hosted by: Office of School Nutrition

On-Demand format. Crediting Food Groups in Child Nutrition Programs Online Training
On-Demand format

Crediting Fruits, Vegetables, and the Food Buying Guide 

This training outlines creditable fruit and vegetable contributions, how to calculate meal pattern contributions, how to best use the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Buying Guide, and discusses best practices and common errors. 

  • Length: 15 minutes
  • Quiz Required
  • Professional Standards: 
    • Key Area: Nutrition 
    • Training Topic: 1100 Menu Planning
    • Learning Codes: 1100, 1140, and 1150

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Crediting Grains

This training outlines how to identify whole grain-rich products, different ways to credit grains, how to calculate grain contribution using Exhibit A, how to calculate grain contribution from a recipe, and how to determine appropriate documentation for whole grain-rich products. 

  • Length: 15 minutes
  • Quiz Required
  • Professional Standards: 
    • Key Areas: Nutrition and Operations 
    • Training Topics: 1100 Menu Planning and 2100 Food Production
    • Learning Codes: 1100, 1150, and 2120

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Crediting Meat and Meat Alternates

This training outlines how to identify meat and meat alternate products (M/MA), identify different ways to credit M/MA, calculate M/MA contribution from the USDA Food Buying Guide, calculate M/MA contribution from product documentation, and determine appropriate documentation for M/MA products. 

  • Length: 15 Minutes
  • Quiz Required
  • Professional Standards: 
    • Key Areas: Nutrition and Operations
    • Training Topics: 1100 Menu Planning and 2100 Food Production
    • Learning Codes: 1110, 1150, and 2150

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Contact Information

Jon Padia
padia_j@cde.state.co.us
303-866-3685

Certificate

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