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​​The Georgia Department 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 denise.weir@doe.k12.ga.us

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

If you do not see the training recording you need, it has been moved to the Training Catalog. Click here to access.

Seamless Summer Option Training

PART 2: Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM REGISTER
This session will include requirements for the implementation of SSO, including the meal pattern, meal counting and claiming, monitoring, and outreach.
PART 1: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 RECORDING
This session will include an overview of the program, a discussion of the eligibility requirements to participate, and updates on the flexibilities for rural non-congregate meal service.

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Training
The CEP session hosted on January 24, 2024, provided an overview, the requirements to participate, and information needed to determine if CEP is a financially feasible option for your program. In this session, we will build on the previous training and will provide the steps to successfully implement and operate CEP. The content is specifically designed for districts that plan to operate CEP in School Year 2025.

Wednesday, ​​March 27, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:30PM REGISTER​
Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ​RECORDING​

Menu Planner Workshop

Designed to empower participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources to develop menus that appeal to students. During these interactive sessions, attendees will learn menu planning strategies to create balanced, nutritious menus incorporating variety and seasonality. The workshop series includes discussions surrounding procurement, menu planning, production, and utilizing standardized recipes to build confident kitchen teams.​ The training will be offered in 3 parts. Each session will be 1.5 hours in length. To participate, please register for each session via the links below.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 2:00pm-3:30pm, Menu Planner Session 1 REGISTER
Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 2:00pm-3:30pm, Menu Planner Session 2  REGISTER
Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 2:00pm-3:30pm, Menu Planner Session 3  REGISTER

Provision 2 Training

The training will review Provision 2 as an alternative meal counting and claiming model, assess the financial feasibility of implementation, and address program requirements in the years following the base year.
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM  REGISTER
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 RECORDING​

Operational Workshops SY2025

The Operational Workshops series is designed for system-level staff, including program d​irectors, director-trainees, and manager/supervisors. We are excited to announce the dates! Each session in this series will be specific for the topics presented and not duplicated or repeated. The workshop series will be offered on the following dates:
Session 1 June 4, 2024 1 PM – 4 PM
Session 2 June 5, 2024 1 PM – 4 PM
Session 3 June 6, 2024 1 PM – 4 PM 

​​Managers Workshop (MW2024)
Thursday, February 29     RECORDING     
Thursday, March 7            RECORDING     
Thursday, March 14          RECORDING​