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Foundations for Training Excellence

(8-hour training) This training models techniques to actively facilitate adult learning. Throughout the course, trainers demonstrate how to deal with different learning styles, engage the learner in a wide range of activities without over-relying on slide presentations, and establish a positive learning environment. Lesson topics:

  • The Opener
  • Self-Assessment
  • Planning for Success
  • Reaching Adult Learners
  • Matching Methods to Objectives
  • Using Effective Materials
  • Management
  • The Closer

Food Defense: Schools as a Target

(4-hour training) Tabletop Exercise that involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting. May be used to assess plans, policies, and procedures. Training exercise provides suggestions for preventive measures and various resources for developing food defense and emergency preparedness plans. Key concepts:

  • The “who, how, and why” of intentional contamination of school food supplies
  • How to assess the risks
  • Action to prevent or reduce likelihood of intentional attacks on food at receiving, preparation, and service

Norovirus (for Schools) – Everyone Plays a P.A.R.T. in Norovirus Control (2-hour training) Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness, and it is estimated that more than half of all food-related outbreaks of illness are caused by norovirus. This training includes participant interaction and activities. Content focus:

  • Why norovirus is a concern in child nutrition settings
  • Symptoms of norovirus and how it is transmitted
  • Norovirus prevention and control strategies
    • Prevent, Assemble a Body Fluid Cleanup Kit, Respond to an incident, Total cleanup)
  • Resources for norovirus prevention and control