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1 1 Planning a Healthy Cuisine for Kids Seminar Strategies for Implementation

2 2 Trainer’s Manual Designed for the training team A “turn-Key” job for implementing a seminar- –Lessons complete with teaching aids Objectives, topics, teaching notes, activities Materials, Supplies, transparencies Resources Lessons may be used as written or modified

3 3 Resources Healthy Cuisine for Kids Seminar Participant’s Manual and Culinary Manual –Designed for the food service assistant (FSA) Videos –On the Road to Professional Food Preparation –Healthy Cooking for Kids –Culinary Techniques for Healthy School Meals Revised USDA Recipes for Schools and Child Care

4 4 Goal The goal of this session is to prepare HCK seminar participants to plan and conduct a HCK workshop for food service assistants (FSA) who prepare and serve meals and snacks in schools and/or child care facilities.

5 5 Healthy Cuisine for Kids Seminar Design Lesson Overview Demonstration Culinary Laboratory Presentation of products Evaluation of products including taste testing

6 6 The Training Team Criteria for trainers –They know Program requirements Nutritional needs of customers Healthy food preparation techniques –They are prepared, motivating, facilitating, and successful –They value the team approach

7 7 The Training Team Child Nutrition Professionals Seminar Coordinator Food Service Management Specialist Chef Laboratory Assistant

8 8 The Training Team Prepared Understands seminar design Uses resources effectively Gets ready for the seminar Knows child nutrition programs Understands adult learners Involves learners Participates in team meetings

9 9 The Training Team Motivating Has credibility with learners Understands adult learners’ needs and adapts lessons to needs Cares about subject and learner Uses a variety of teaching strategies Presents information in orderly fashion

10 10 The Training Team Facilitating Makes training work for everybody –The quiet type, the chatterbox, the side tracker, the star student type Uses facilitation skills, such as –Greets and welcomes participants –Uses body language that is open and welcoming –Arranges training room to meet needs of learner

11 11 The Training Team Successful Plans the seminar Uses HCK Lessons creatively Conforms to program policies Suggests some follow-up activities

12 12 Project Activities Checklist Set goal Plan budget Seminar location Sets dates and times Arrange lodging Prepare seminar materials Select trainers Train team Identify participants Promote the seminar Register participants Commodity and grocery needs Plan evaluation and follow-up

13 13 Budget Projections I. Development II. Implementation –Instructional material Print and AV Food and supplies Shipping –Training team –Seminar site rental III. Evaluation and Follow-up

14 14 Master Planning Checklist Plan and track tasks –Tasks to be done –Person responsible –Time to be completed –Completion Begin plans at least 6 months before training

15 15 Preparation Checklist Begin at least 4 months before seminar Contains contact information Provide greater detail than Master Planning Identifies tasks and dates to be completed Identifies persons responsible for tasks Tracks progress

16 16 The Training Team Expectations Deliver the lessons in Trainer’s Manual Encourage participant involvement Be available to participants Honor beginning and ending times Create a positive training environment

17 17 Training Team Team Assignment Sheet –Set up day –Seminar days Job Descriptions –Responsibilities

18 18 Seminar Coordinator Team Leader –Major responsibilities Plan, coordinate, and evaluate training Provide Lesson Overview Child Nutrition Professional –Specialist in nutrition or food service management

19 19 Food Service Management Specialist Assists Seminar Coordinator –Major responsibilities Liaison between classroom and lab Assists chef in directing and coaching participants Child Nutrition Professional –Specialist in nutrition or food service management

20 20 Chef Major responsibilities –Plan and direct culinary lab –Conduct demonstrations, product evaluation, and taste testing Chef and culinary arts instructor or food service specialist with culinary arts training

21 21 The Lab Assistant Primary responsibilities –Assists training team –Assists Chef and Food Service Management Specialist in culinary lab and demonstrations Food Service Assistant –Desirable to have person who is employed in the facility

22 22 Demonstrations Introduce new skills and preparation techniques for each lesson Are presented before participants begin lab assignments for the lesson Are an effective strategy for visual learners May be introduced with a video related to the lesson

23 23 Suggestions for Effective Demonstrations Prerequisites of a good lecture demonstration Checklist of supplies and materials needed Checklist of set-up tasks Schematic of a demonstration work table Reminder to arrange for utilities

24 24 Demonstration Outlines Provided for each lesson Planned collaboratively Organized by –Topics to cover –Materials needed –Main activities to be demonstrated May show video prior to demonstration

25 25 Setting up Training Session A check-list that considers Meeting room, participant’s needs, trainer’s needs, and special program needs

26 26 The Culinary Laboratory Model teamwork in the culinary lab –Training team Direct and coach participant teams –Divide participants into teams of four Prepare and post team rosters Explain team assignments for each lesson

27 27 Food and Equipment Lists Grocery list –List items needed in culinary lab and demonstrations –Organized to make shopping easy –Based on tested recipes Equipment list –Reflects equipment and supplies needed for culinary lab and demonstrations

28 28 Product Evaluation Sample forms based on lessons Trainers explain product evaluation to participant team Participants evaluate products Trainers emphasize need to evaluate products in child nutrition programs Participants encouraged to involve students/children in taste-testing

29 29 Taste Testing Procedure How to organize taste test Sample survey for elementary grades

30 30 Positive Media Relations Be proactive Keep media informed Invite media for meals

31 31 Seminar Evaluation In the end is the beginning Use seminar evaluation to make improvements for next training session.

32 32 Celebrate Certificates Continuing education Congratulations!

33 33 Summary This session –has reviewed the foundation elements to be considered in effective training –has provided the strategies for implementing a HCK Seminar –has shared with you checklists and forms for planning and conducting a HCK Seminar

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