This course will provide knowledge and application practices related to management principles, regulatory requirements, best practices, and current issues related to school nutrition programs. The following aspects of school nutrition program management will be covered: menu planning, procurement, financial management and accountability, food production, record keeping, food safety, training and nutrition education. Management practices will be incorporated throughout the class.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of a 4-day seminar session provided by the WVDE is required as a prerequisite to enrollment. Seminar sessions will consist of lectures and program applications delivered by state-level coordinators, topical concurrent sessions related to course outcomes, activities and resources. Students will fulfill remaining course requirements through on-site application assignments.