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Training Grants - 2011 TN Grants

Last Modified: 11/21/2013

Training Grants

2011 TN Grants

Alaska Arizona  Connecticut District of Columbia
Florida Georgia  Idaho Indiana
Iowa Kansas Louisiana Maine
Maryland Michigan Minnesota Missouri
Montana Nebraska  New Mexico North Dakota
Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island
South Dakota  Vermont Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin      

Alaska

Non-Competitive – Alaska will provide funding for regional training and travel scholarships for schools to attend training on HUSSC requirements and provide technical assistance for the application process. Training will target school foodservice staff, principals, wellness teams, and other pertinent school staff. Target number of HUSSC applications: 50.
For more information, contact Jo Dawson at
jo.dawson@alaska.gov

 

Arizona

Non-Competitive – Arizona will offer regional trainings to schools, covering all areas of the HealthierUS School Challenge. Schools will then receive individual technical assistance during the application process. Target number of HUSSC applications: 25. 
For more information, contact Jessica Creed-Capsel at
jessica.creed-capsel@azed.gov.

 

 

Connecticut

Competitive – Connecticut will develop the Child Nutrition Training Institute, which will target NSLP sponsors and provide the training and support needed to serve healthy and appealing meals that meet the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Connecticut will target CACFP sponsors by providing training on development of menus that meet the 2010 DGAs and development of the CT Healthy Child Care Challenge, which addresses developing and implementing policies for a healthy child care environment. 

Non-Competitive – State Agency will conduct a HUSSC webinar, followed by regional HUSSC workshops to provide schools with training and technical assistance for the HUSSC application process. Target number of HUSSC applications: 50.
 For more information, contact Susan Fiore at
susan.fiore@ct.gov.

 

District of Columbia

Competitive – The District of Columbia will provide nutrition education and training to teachers, school foodservice professionals, and students at 24 middle schools in Washington, D.C.  Professional development will be provided to teachers to integrate fun, interactive, garden-based nutrition education into math, science, social studies, and language arts curricula while meeting the District’s core learning standards. School foodservice will be trained on meeting the recommendations in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and improving participation in the school meal programs.

Non-Competitive – The District of Columbia’s recently enacted law, The Healthy Schools Act of 2010, requires all school meal programs to adopt the HUSSC gold level menu criteria. The State agency will target school administrators and their foodservice staff to provide hands-on technical assistance towards the completion of successful HUSSC applications. Target number of HUSSC applications: 30. 
For more information, contact Dawanna James-Holly at
dawanna.james-holly@dc.gov.

 

Florida

Competitive – Florida will provide training both in-person and via webinar to schools interested in applying for the HealthierUS School Challenge. Up to 30 schools may apply for mini-grants to assist with the HUSSC application and promote a healthier school environment.

Non-Competitive – Florida will train a cadre of HUSSC coordinators from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, Food and Nutrition Program, who will be located regionally throughout the state. These coordinators will be available to provide frequent on-site technical assistance for schools during the HUSSC application process. Target number of HUSSC applications: 35. 
For more information, contact Rachael Terrin at
rachael.terrin@fldoe.org.

 

Georgia

Competitive– Georgia will provide training and technical assistance to CACFP providers to assist them in developing and implementing wellness policies for their childcare centers.  Centers will be able to apply for mini-grant funds to support the implementation of the wellness policies. 
For more information, contact Marissa Hamm at marissa.hamm@decal.ga.gov.

 

Idaho

Competitive – Idaho will provide training on the 2010 DGAs to school foodservice, align processed USDA Foods with the 2010 DGAs, and provide USDA Foods cooking workshops and recipes to school foodservice. They will also provide technical assistance to schools in meeting the requirements and applying for HUSSC, and develop a Farm to School Program for CACFP. 
For more information, contact Heidi Martin at hcmartin@sde.idaho.gov.

 

Indiana

Competitive – Indiana will develop and implement an award program for CACFP providers that adapt menus and create policies to align with the 2010 DGAs. 
For more information, contact Heather Stinson at
hstinson@doe.in.gov.

Non-Competitive – Indiana will provide training and technical assistance to schools applying for the HUSSC.  Upon completion of training, schools will receive mini-grants to assist them in the application process. Target number of HUSSC applications: 40. For more information, contact Beth Foland at efoland@doe.in.gov.

 

Iowa

Competitive – Iowa will provide training to school and childcare foodservice personnel on implementing the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Schools will also receive training and technical assistance to meet the HUSSC application requirements, including hands-on training in culinary skills. Iowa will partner with Energy Balance 4 Kids Registered Dietitians to assist schools with HUSSC application.

Non-Competitive – Iowa will provide training and technical assistance to schools to enable them to prepare for the HUSSC application process. Schools will receive sub-grants to support their efforts to submit successful HUSSC applications. Target number of HUSSC applications: 40. 
For more information, contact Patti Delger at
patti.delger@iowa.gov.

 

Kansas

Competitive – Kansas will provide training to school foodservice staff on implementing the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans in their school meal programs, and conduct workshops with food vendors on the DGAs in an effort to bring more affordable, healthy offerings to Kansas’ school meal programs and competitive food options. They will also partner with local organizations to increase the availability of fruits and vegetables through a school gardening initiative, with accompanying classroom lessons. Kansas will also provide fun and interactive nutrition education, physical activity, and mini-grant opportunities for schools.

Non-Competitive – Kansas will provide training to schools on overcoming identified barriers to HUSSC awards, including menu and competitive food requirements, and nutrition and physical education requirements. Upon completion of training, a cadre of registered dietitians will be available to provide one-on-one technical assistance to schools applying for the HUSSC. Target number of HUSSC applications: 50. 
For more information, contact Jill Ladd at jladd@ksde.org.

 

Louisiana

Non-Competitive– Louisiana will partner with a culinary institute to work with schools to develop four-week cycle menus that meet the criteria for the HUSSC Gold Award of Distinction. These menus, paired with a nutrition education and physical activity curriculum, will position schools to successfully complete their HUSSC applications. Target number of HUSSC applications: 54.
 For more information, contact Alice Carroll at
alice.carroll@la.gov.

 

Maine

Non-Competitive – Maine will provide training and technical assistance to schools for the HUSSC application process. Training will cover all areas of the HUSSC requirements, with a focus on identified barriers. Individual technical assistance will be provided to schools during the application process. Target number of HUSSC applications: 27. 
For more information, contact Gail Lombardi at gail.lombardi@maine.gov.

 

Maryland

Competitive – Maryland will conduct a six-day culinary boot camp to train school foodservice professionals on the preparation and efficient production management of scratch-cooked menu items. School districts will then receive sub-grants to develop and market new menus with the scratch-cooked items that adhere to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and proposed meal patterns. For more information, contact Megan Lopes at mlopes@msde.state.md.us.

Non-Competitive – Maryland will provide technical assistance and resources to schools in order to overcome identified barriers and submit successful HUSSC applications. Child Nutrition program staff will collaborate with Health and Physical Education program supervisors to ensure that all barriers are addressed. School systems will receive sub-grants to support the HUSSC application process. Target number of HUSSC applications: 50.
For more information, contact Carol Fettweis at
cfettwei@msde.state.md.us.

 

Michigan

Competitive – Michigan will provide training and technical assistance to up to 600 foodservice professionals through a partnership with USDA Foods consortia, enabling them to prepare and serve nutritious meals that appeal to children and meet HUSSC criteria. The State agency will also partner with Michigan State University to conduct a statewide Junior Chef competition, showcasing student designed and approved meals that meet HUSSC criteria. 

Non-Competitive – Michigan will provide training to school districts on the HUSSC requirements and application process. Culinary training and technical assistance will also be provided in order to bring menus into compliance with HUSSC requirements. Target number of HUSSC applications: 50.
For more information, contact Howard Leikert at
leikerth@michigan.gov.

 

Minnesota

Competitive – Minnesota will build local capacity to create healthier school and childcare environments by providing training and technical assistance to NSLP and CACFP staff.  Activities will focus on reaching three goals: 1) School wellness program development, 2) CACFP Family Child Care menu planning and physical activity program development, and 3) statewide Child Nutrition Program promotion and resource development. 

Non-Competitive – Minnesota will provide training and technical assistance to schools throughout the state on HUSSC requirements and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans in order to improve menus and prepare schools for the HUSSC application process. Schools will receive sub-grants to assist in the application process. Target number of HUSSC applications: 50.
 For more information, contact Deb Lukkonen at
debra.j.lukkonen@state.mn.us.

 

Missouri

Competitive  – Missouri will provide training, technical assistance, and resources to CACFP providers to improve their menus and create a healthier environment. They will also provide hands-on cooking-centered nutrition training program for CACFP providers as well as provide training and technical assistance to schools in applying for the HUSSC award. 
For more information, contact Barbara Keen at barbara.keen@health.mo.gov.

 

Montana

Competitive – Montana will provide training and technical assistance to school foodservice staff on serving meals consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and increase their ability to apply for the HUSSC. They will promote the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program, update breakfast menus to ensure consistency with the proposed USDA meal pattern, host a Farm to School conference with a focus on garden-based learning, and strengthen collaboration concerning nutrition education with early childhood educators. They will also improve local procurement practices to ensure that foods are consistent with the 2010 DGAs.
For more information, contact Katie Bark at kbark@mt.gov.

 

Nebraska

Competitive – Nebraska will expand and enhance training programs for schools and childcare centers to create healthier environments. The State agency will provide training for schools to align with the HUSSC, 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the proposed meal patterns. Both schools and childcare centers will receive training and technical assistance in the development and implementation of wellness policies.  

Non-Competitive – Nebraska will recruit 50 schools to receive training and focused technical assistance to implement HUSSC criteria and submit HUSSC applications. Identified barriers will be addressed in individualized technical assistance will be provided. Target number of HUSSC applications: 50. 
For more information, contact Zainab Rida at zainab.rida@nebraska.gov.

 

New Mexico

Competitive – New Mexico will provide training, a Culinary Institute, and on-going technical assistance for NSLP staff on implementing the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, applying for the HealthierUS School Challenge, and maximizing the use of USDA Foods. NSLP staff will be able to prepare nutritious meals that appeal to children; and increase the capacity of teachers, parents, and other caregivers to support children in making healthy choices.  Resources and 20-minute mini nutrition education lesson plans that are fun, evidenced-based, and interactive, will be provided to implement during the required instructional time while serving breakfast in the classroom. 
For more information, contact Jasmin Hendrickson at jasmin.hendrickson@state.nm.us.

 

North Dakota

Non-Competitive – North Dakota will offer eight regional HUSSC trainings to school teams throughout the state. Additional technical assistance will be provided to individual schools to ensure successful applications. Target number of HUSSC applications: 30. 
For more information, contact Linda Schloer at
lkschloer@nd.gov.

 

Ohio

Non-Competitive – Ohio will provide one-on-one training to at least 30 schools to assist with the HUSSC application process. This will be achieved by three HUSSC consultants to cover specific regions within the state. Target number of HUSSC applications: 30.

For more information, contact Bridgette Hires at brigette.hires@ode.state.oh.us.

 

Oregon

Non-Competitive – Oregon will design and implement a training course that will guide schools through the HUSSC application process. The course will consist of one live class followed by four webinars in the first year of the grant, and one live class followed by four webinars in the second year of the grant period. The fourth webinar will walk participants through the online application process using the information and data they collected by completing in-person training and webinars. Target number of HUSSC applications: 50 or more. 
For additional information, contact Korinne McVeety at korinne.mcveety@state.or.us.

 

Pennsylvania

Competitive Only – Pennsylvania will facilitate the incorporation of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans into school meals and increase participation in the HUSSC. This will be achieved through statewide trainings, development of online resources, and a cadre of trainers to provide one-on-one assistance to schools to help them successfully complete HUSSC applications. 

For more information, contact Evelyn Arnold at earnold@pa.gov.

 

Rhode Island

Non-Competitive – Rhode Island will conduct assessments of 50 schools throughout the state to determine their readiness to submit a successful HUSSC application. Training needs will be determined and targeted technical assistance will be provided to all schools. Target number of HUSSC applications: 45. 

For more information, contact Becky Bessette at becky.bessette@ride.ri.gov.

 

South Dakota

Competitive – South Dakota will provide training to NSLP staff on implementing the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, applying for the HUSSC, and maximizing the use of USDA Foods. Schools will receive mini-grants to utilize school gardens and Farm to School programs to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, as well as to have students assess their school environment and create plans for improvement. Schools will receive technical assistance to create healthier environments by updating their wellness policies to meet all requirements. 

Non-Competitive – South Dakota will offer training on the HUSSC requirements to schools throughout the state. The training will be recorded and provided on DVD to interested schools that are unable to attend. Upon completion of the training, schools may be awarded sub-grants to assist with the HUSSC application process. Target number of HUSSC applications: 37.
For more information, contact Mary Kirk at
mary.kirk@state.sd.us.

 

Vermont

Competitive – Vermont will implement the Green Mountain Healthy Kids School Challenge, which will improve nutrition environments and increase children’s nutrition knowledge. This will be accomplished for schools through the development of training and mentoring programs, and the development and implementation of behavior-focused, hands-on nutrition education for students. Childcare centers will receive technical assistance on environmental assessment and development of wellness policies. Both schools and childcare centers will receive training on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 

Non-Competitive – Vermont will create a training program for schools that will enable them to create recipes and menus and implement any additional changes necessary to meet the HUSSC criteria. Regional trainings, mentoring, and technical assistance will be provided to schools throughout the grant period in order to ensure successful HUSSC applications. Target number of HUSSC applications: 20. 
For more information, contact Laurie Colgan at
laurie.colgan@state.vt.us.

 

Washington

Competitive– Washington will enhance the nutritional quality of school meals and promote a healthy school environment through training and technical assistance on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Grant activities will include the development of and training on quantity food service recipes that decrease sodium content and increase vegetable and whole grain consumption, and development of a web-based tool kit to assist schools in developing and implementing wellness policies. Technical assistance will also be provided for schools to apply for and receive HUSSC awards. 
For more information, contact Donna Parsons at
donna.parsons@k12.wa.us.

 

West Virginia

Competitive – West Virginia will provide schools and childcare centers with training and technical assistance in the implementation of the West Virginia Standards for School Nutrition (2008) and the Leap of Taste – WV Child Care Nutrition Standards (2010). This will be accomplished through fun and interactive activities for teachers, school staff, childcare providers, children, and parents, including: container gardening for child care centers, Farm to School activities, parent outreach and education in childcare, and a Principals’ Academy to motivate principals to make policy changes that will create healthier school environments.

Non-Competitive – West Virginia will provide training on meeting the HUSSC criteria to food service directors in three districts. Emphasis will be placed on identified barriers to successful HUSSC applications. Target number of HUSSC applications: 50. 
For more information, contact Janet Yost at
jyost@access.k12.wv.us.

 

Wisconsin

Competitive – Wisconsin will utilize garden-based education and training and highlight Farm to School programs as ways to improve child nutrition, local school wellness policies and meet the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the HUSSC criteria; while incorporating the Wisconsin model academic standards for nutrition education. 

Non-Competitive – Wisconsin will conduct regional trainings, four times a year, to assist schools in addressing identified barriers and successfully completing HUSSC applications.  Target number of HUSSC applications: 20. 
For more information, contact Jessica Sharkus at
jessica.sharkus@dpi.wi.gov.