Professional Development Opportunity- Marketing and Communications in School Nutrition: Taking Your Program to the Next Level

ADE is excited to host a full day of professional development focused on marketing and communications in school nutrition programs!
Join us on February 9, 2017 at the Desert Willow Conference Center from 8:30 am- 4:00 pm for an interactive workshop that will provide tangible ideas and next steps for sharing the great work happening in your programs with students, parents, and community members.
Topics covered will include creating an exceptional customer service experience, engaging students through digital signage, website content and development, social media, and smart phone apps for school nutrition. This event will provide 6 hours of professional development.

You can register here.

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4th Annual Summer Food Service Program Summit

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February 14, 2017 – Summer Food Service Program for Non-Profit Organizations and Government Entities who wish to sponsor the SFSP:

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE), Health and Nutrition Services Division is pleased to announce the upcoming 2017 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Summit.

Training is available to all qualified entities interested in being a SFSP sponsor.  Nonprofit organizations and government entities (that are not schools) MUST attend training to be considered for approval to operate the Program for FY2017.  School Food Authority (SFA) sponsors SHOULD attend one day of training.  New school staff and SFAs with operational review findings from the prior year can attend both days to better reinforce the information.

ADE is holding the SFSP Summit at:

Mesa Convention Center
263 N. Center Street
Mesa, Arizona 85201

The Summit check-in begins at 7:00 AM and the Summit runs from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Registration is now open on the Event Management System.

February 14 & February 15, 2017 – Summer Food Service Program Summit for Schools:

School sponsors are strongly encouraged to attend ONE of the days of the training.  To better accommodate the needs of school staff, training is being offered for two days.  Both days will cover similar material with slight differences due to time limitations on day two.  New staff that will be operating SFSP may want to attend both days to solidify and reinforce knowledge learned on the first day.

  • February 14 – This day will focus on SFSP program operations and how to submit your SFSP application correctly to ADE, but at a slower pace and in more depth than the February 15th training.  It is recommended that new staff attend February 14th session, with the option to also attend on the 15th.  Any SFA staff may attend this day in lieu of February 15th.  The Summit check-in begins at 7:00 AM and the Summit runs from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Registration is now open on the Event Management System.
  • February 15 – The second day is only available for school sponsors and is held in conjunction with the School Foods Processing Conference.  As such, SFSP is one of the many sessions being covered which is why all SFA staff are also invited on the 14th.  Training sessions will cover program operations and how to submit you application correctly to ADE.  The School Foods Processing Conference and the SFSP Summit check-in begins at 7:00 AM and the Summit runs from 8:00 AM to 11:45 AM.  Please register on the Event Management System.