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Fundamentals of Menu Planning for Directors

Fundamentals of Menu Planning for Directors

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training, participants will learn to calculate meal pattern contributions; use the Food Buying Guide; analyze menus for school meal pattern requirements; complete menu production records, standardized recipes and other required paperwork; identify whole grain-rich products; understand CN labeling, product formulation statements and appropriate crediting information for school meal pattern; and apply training concepts to food demonstrations presented.

Training Details

  • Training time:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
    • Lunch will be provided
  • Who should attend:  food service directors
  • Continuing Education Units (CEU) hours:  six hours

Training Registration

  • Registration for this training will be done through Smartsheet.
  • Please click on the Training Registration and complete the registration form.
  • If you have issues with the registration, please contact Jon Padia.  


Director Training Dates and Locations

Thursday, June 21, 2018

  • Ignacio School District
  • Administration Building Board Room
  • 455 Becker Street
  • Ignacio, CO  81137

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

  • Calhan School District
  • 800 Bulldog Drive
  • Calhan, Colorado 80808

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

  • Lamar Community Center
  • Multi-purpose room and kitchen
  • 610 S. 6th Street
  • Lamar, CO  80152

Thursday July 19, 2018

  • Morgan County School District
  • Fort Morgan Middle School 
  • 605 Education Avenue
  • Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Training Resources

Contact Jon Padia or call 303-866-3685, if you have any questions.



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