Who is the target audience for School Nutrition Boot Camp?
School Nutrition Boot Camp is recommended for new school nutrition directors and supervisors, as well as industry and state agency representatives who are new to the school nutrition profession. Seasoned professionals will also benefit from Boot Camp as a refresher and to understand current trends shaping school nutrition programs.
This program is not recommended for front-line staff in school nutrition programs.
What content will be covered?
For three afternoons, attendees will immerse themselves into the nuts and bolts of child nutrition programs, focusing on the impact of supply chain disruptions, staffing and COVID-19. We will also talk about meal pattern requirements, school nutrition trends, procurement, USDA Foods, financial management and more.
The highlight of every Boot Camp is the Directors' Panel, which includes valuable time with some of the top foodservice directors in the nation.
How will the programming be delivered?
The entire program will be delivered virtually, over Zoom, live/in real-time. It will be interactive, and there will be plenty of time for questions and networking. Boot Camp works best if everyone attends the live programming. We recommend attendees have their cameras on during the event.
What if something comes up and I miss the live event?
The program will be available for on demand for 30 days following the live event.
I attended Industry Boot Camp—is this the same thing?
Yes, School Nutrition Boot Camp (formerly known as Industry Boot Camp-Level 1) is an educational seminar covering the fundamentals of school nutrition. Designed for new operators and industry representatives and as a refresher for seasoned professionals who want a deeper dive into the complex K-12 school nutrition business.