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​The Georgia Depar​tment of Education​​

School Nutrition Division announces the following upcoming dates for Professional Development and Learning Opportunities
for success in Fu​​eling Georgia's Future.

For additional information or questions,
contact Denise at 404-323-7291 or via email at

​All training is offered virtually unless otherwise noted.​​

Strategic Messaging

This professional development opportunity is for district School Nutrition Program representatives to network and expand their Strategic Messaging tool kit.  We are excited to announce an innovative series of learning opportunities specifically for staff involved in communications and marketing at the district level. This four-part series will include best practices, breakout groups, new strategies, and implementation skills.  
Sessions will be offered on the following dates: ​

Recordings of each session are available by clicking on the Session name.
​Session 1: Crea​​te a Plan
​September 13, 2022
Professional Learning Code: 4130 (Program Promotion) 1 hour
Session 2: Alignment
​Tuesday, November 8
​2 – 3:00pm
​Session 3: Consistency 
​Tuesday, January 24 
​2 – 3:00pm
Session 4: How to Evaluate
​Tuesday, March 28
​2 – 3:00pm
Each session will be delivered and recorded through video conferencing tools.
Specific registration information will be made available soon. 

How to Use State Agency Training Resources

​​ ​Tuesday, October 4 from 2:00 - 3:30pm

Are you looking for ways to continue utilizing the training resources created by the Georgia School Nutrition Division? We have numerous ready-made resources available for all school nutrition professionals. Please join us as we explore what is available, share best training practices, and hear how districts have successfully used these ready-made resources to promote professional development. This training opportunity is designed for all school nutrition professionals.

Free & Reduced Lunch (FRL) Eligibility Training

Wednesday, October 12 from 2:30 - 4:00pm

Verification Collection Report (FNS-742) Training Sessions 

November 17: 3 different session times

​There will be three separate sessions offered based on verification application processing activities. NOTE: Please register for the session that pertains to your program's meal application practice.The focus of each training will be the completion of the FNS-742 report. These training opportunities are for directors, coordinators, and manager supervisors. 

The content for each session will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Verification for School Food Authorities (SFAs) that process applications.
  2. Verification for SFAs that do not process applications.
  3. Verification for SFAs that have a combination of applications and non-applications. 

Verification Training, Session 1: Process Applications
Thursday, November 17, 2022, 2:00pm-2:30pm  REGISTER HERE 2-2:30pm​

Verification Training, Session 2: DO NOT Process Applications
Thursday, November 17, 2022, 2:30pm-3:00pm  REGISTER HERE 2:30-3pm

Verification Training, Session 3: COMBINATION of Applications and Non-Applications
Thursday, November 17, 2022, 3:00pm-3:30pm REGISTER HERE 3-3:30pm

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