Professional Standards Training

Free and customized for your organization

As a leader in school wellness and nutrition science, Dairy MAX offers the training and resources you need to meet USDA Professional Standards requirements. All trainings start at 30 minutes but can be customized to fit your needs for time and content.

Check out our insightful and engaging sessions.

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Dairy 101: Nourishing Students and Empowering Schools

Category: 1000 – Nutrition, Subcategory: 1300 – General Nutrition, Title: 1320 – General Nutrition

  • Discover the latest in dairy nutrition science, dairy farming and sustainability
  • Hear the research around lactose intolerance and milk alternatives
  • See how dairy can help build stronger minds and bodies for our students – leading to a better future

 

The Farm-to-School Journey

Category: 1000 – Nutrition, Subcategory: 1200 – Nutrition Education, Title: 1230 – School Gardens

  • Embark on a farm-to-school journey and learn the path food takes to get to your plate
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to teach students and staff about the farm-to-school journey
  • Discover resources and tools, including the Dairy MAX Farm to School Tool Kit, to support your efforts

 

Think Your Drink: Determining the Best Beverage for Students

Category: 1000 – Nutrition, Subcategory: 1300 – General Nutrition, Title: 1320 – General Nutrition

Category: 1000 – Nutrition, Subcategory: 1200 – Nutrition Education, Title: 1210 – Nutrition Activities

  • Explore different beverages and learn how to determine the best option for your students
  • Learn the science behind dairy as a dependable source of nutrients
  • Discover the latest resources and information around milk alternatives, lactose intolerance and flavored milk in schools

 

Connecting With Communication

Category: 4000 – Communications & Marketing, Subcategory: 4100 – Communications & Marketing, Title: 4140 – Develop Communication Skills

  • Explore fundamental presentation and facilitation skills
  • Learn creative ways to deliver staff trainings
  • Gather tips for creating your own effective tools and resources

Marketing School Meals to Gen Z: What You Need to Know

Category: 4000 – Communications & Marketing, Subcategory: 4100 – Communications & Marketing, Title: 4110 – Develop strategic plans and marketing plans that reflect program goals and enhance interaction

  • Discover the tactics of effective marketing, merchandising and promotion
  • Learn how to use social media to reach your students and elevate your nutrition program
  • Hear about Generation Z and their marketing preferences

 

Chill Out: Ensuring Food Safety

Category: 2000 – Operations, Subcategory: 2500 – Receiving & Storage, Title: 2520 – Receiving & Storage

Category: 2000 – Operations, Subcategory: 2600 – Food Safety & HACCP, Title: 2620 – Practice General Food Safety & Procedures

  • Examine why food safety is a top priority in school nutrition programs
  • Learn the best practices and tips for keeping cold foods at the correct temperatures and out of the “danger zone”

 

Win at School Wellness

Category: 3000 – Administration, Subcategory: 3200 – Program Management, Title: 3230 – Healthy School Environment

  • Discover what “wellness” means in today’s school environments and the applicable state and federal requirements
  • Take a deep dive into a wellness policy versus a wellness plan
  • Learn the basics of building and implementing a wellness policy for your district

 

Schedule Your Training

To take advantage of free expert advice and discuss how we can partner on trainings and enhance school nutrition programs, contact your Dairy MAX School Wellness Consultant today.