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Office for Food and Nutrition Programs

Meal Pattern (Lunch & Breakfast), and Offer Versus Serve Workshops

To:National School Lunch Program Directors
From:Kathleen C. Millett, Executive Director
Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs
Date:December 20, 2013

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The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs has scheduled workshops on the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Meal Patterns, and Offer Versus Serve for districts that are scheduled to participate in an Administrative Review (AR) during the 2013-2014 school year and for those programs not yet certified for Performance Based Funding (6 cent certification).

The purpose of this workshop is to ensure programs are in compliance with Performance Standard 2 requirements which assesses if reimbursable lunches and breakfasts meet meal pattern requirements as applicable to the age/grade group reviewed.

Attendance by School Nutrition Directors, menu planners and cafeteria managers is recommended.

To ensure all programs have an opportunity to attend, a maximum of three participants from each district/school will be allowed to attend this workshop. Additional workshops will be offered again in the future to accommodate additional staff from your district/school and for those receiving an AR in future school years.

All workshops will be held in the afternoon from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Registration for all workshops begins at 1:00pm with the presentation beginning promptly at 1:30pm.

Workshops are scheduled on the following dates and locations.

DateLocation
1) Wednesday, January 15, 2014
SNOW DATE: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Tewksbury Public Schools
2) Thursday, January 23, 2014
SNOW DATE: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Holiday Inn, Taunton, MA
3) Monday, January 27, 2014
SNOW DATE: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Best Western Royal Plaza, Marlborough, MA
4) Monday, February 24, 2014
SNOW DATE: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Best Western Royal Plaza, Marlborough, MA

Important Registration Information

Please register as soon as possible as space at each event is limited. Directions for each location can be found on the registration link.

Registration needs to be completed by using the following link:
http://www.doe.mass.edu/conference/?ConferenceID=1754

Please note that if the training you are looking for is no longer on the dropdown bar of the registration link, that training is full and you will need to choose another from the list.

Please contact Carrie Harrington at 781-338-6499 or by email at charrington@doe.mass.edu, you may also contact Linda Fischer at 781-338-6456 or by email at lfischer@doe.mass.edu if you have any questions related to the workshops.

Snow Policy

If school is cancelled in the city/town where the meeting is being held, then the meeting is cancelled and will be rescheduled to the snow day indicated in the memo.

Additional Information

Temperature conditions are beyond our control. Please come prepared with a light sweater or jacket in necessary.

We look forward to seeing you at this important training session, as the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs strive to enhance the efficiency and quality of Child Nutrition Programs across the Commonwealth.



Last Updated: December 27, 2013
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