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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, Food Safety Basics, Professional Development Classes, Jump Start for Directors and Managers, Menu Planning Classes, School Nutrition Administrative Update, Verification, and Online classes - No charge
  Child Nutrition Management Academy and Baking Boot Camp - Daily charge of $15 per person for less than 4 hours of training and $25 per person for 4 hours or more of training
Baking Boot Camp
  No current classes.

Child Nutrition Management Academy
  No current classes.

Food Safety Basics Classes
Summer 2019 Food Safety Basics Class Schedule Summer 2019 Schedule - Classes available from August 2-August 29, 2019 at various locations.

Program Administration Classes
Calculating Components Class Schedule
Calculating Components Classes - Classes available from May 30-August 7, 2019 at various locations.

Jump Start for Directors Registration Information
Jump Start for Directors and Jump Start for Managers
Directors - October 7-8, 2019 at Manhattan
Managers - July 29-30, 2019 at Spring Hill
Managers - July 30-31, 2019 at Newton
Managers - September 26-27, 2019 at Garden City

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

School Nutrition Programs Administrative Update - No classes currently scheduled.

Verification Training Schedule Verification - Classes available from September 4-25, 2019 at various locations.

Online Classes - KSDE Training Portal,
How to Create a New User Account on KSDE Training Portal How to Create a New User Account
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To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations or for more information please contact the Office of General Counsel at or by 785-296-3204.