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Kansas Professional Development System

Child Nutrition Professional Development
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Register for Kansas Professional Development classes in KN-CLAIM. If someone other than the sponsor's authorized representative will be enrolling participants in classes, that person will need to be added as a designated user. See KN-CLAIM Quick References for assistance or call 785-296-2276.

Overview of Training Programs
High quality training opportunities are available for Child Nutrition Program personnel.  These include KSDE's Child Nutrition Management Academy, Administrative, Menu Planning, and Food Safety Basics classes. 

Additionally, the statewide system of Professional Development offers a wide variety of classes to personnel throughout Kansas.  Based on local needs and interests, Child Nutrition Program sponsors select KSDE-developed classes to offer and make local arrangements.  KSDE provides class content, participant materials, trainers, online registration, and publicity via e-mail notifications and this website.

Click this link to access information about the Kansas Professional Development and class list with descriptions.

Registration Fees
  Calculating Components, Menu Planning Classes, School Nutrition Administrative Update and Online classes - No charge
  Child Nutrition Management Academy, Baking Boot Camp, and Microsoft Office in Child Nutrition Programs - Daily charge of $15 per person for less than 4 hours of training and $25 per person for 4 hours or more of training
  Food Safety Basics - No charge
  Jump Start Classes - $50 per person
  Professional Development Classes - No charge
Baking Boot Camp
Baking Boot Camp - Garden City Garden City - March 13-14, 2018
Baking Boot Camp - Topeka Topeka - March 20-21, 2018

Child Nutrition Management Academy
--- No current classes.

Food Safety Basics Classes
Food Safety Basics Schedule
Spring 2018 Schedule - Available at various locations from February 6 through April 25, 2018.

Microsoft Office in Child Nutrition Programs
Microsoft Office in CNPs classes
Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel in Child Nutrition Program Classes - Available at various locations from April 3 through August 15, 2018.

Program Administration Classes
Calculating Components Classes - No class currently scheduled.

Jump Start for Directors
Jump Start for Directors - February 26-27, 2018 in Manhattan.

Jump Start for Managers - No class currenlty scheduled.

Nutrition Standards for School Meals Menu Planning Classes - No class currently scheduled.

School Nutrition Administrative Update - No class currently scheduled.

Online Classes - KSDE Training Portal,
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  Current Classes available through KSDE Training Portal: Paid Lunch Equity, Sodium Savvy, Smarter Lunchrooms, Implementing HACCP in Kansas, Menu Planning in SFSP, CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals, Food Safety Basics, Pick a Peck of Produce, It's Time to Get Down & Dirty, Civil Rights Compliance in Child Nutrition Programs, Confidentiality in Child Nutrition Programs, and Income Eligibility Determinations.
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