BNPS Tutorials

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This category contains the online training tutorials for the Bureau of Nutrition Programs and Services in the Division of Program Support in the New Hampshire Department of Education. 

You must have a username and password in order to take these tutorials.  REGISTER HERE!

There is also a registration link to the right of each tutorial under the description.  You may register for more than one tutorial.

The first tutorial, BNPS-0 is open to all and needs no registration.  It will show you how to register for the tutorials and successfully complete them.

Note:  No cost registration for these tutorials is limited to food service personnel currently working in New Hampshire public schools.  If you are not currently working in a NH school district, it is possible to participate in these tutorials. Registration costs for participants not currently working in a NH Public School District will apply.  Fee for 1 hr tutorials is $10; $15 for 2 hr tutorials; and $20 for 3 hour tutorials. Please contact the NH e-Learning for Educators Program Coordinator for more information.

Note: Civil Rights Training is now required annually.  Training is required so that people involved in all levels of administration of programs that receive Federal financial assistance understand civil rights related laws, regulations, procedures, and directives.  Persons responsible for reviewing CR compliance must receive training to assist them in performing their review responsibilities. This training may be carried out as part of ongoing technical assistance. The FNS Regional OCR and State agencies will be responsible for training State agency staffs. State agencies are responsible for training local agencies.  Local agencies are responsible for training their subrecipients, including “frontline staff.”  “Frontline staff” who interact with program applicants or participants, and those persons who supervise “frontline staff,” must be provided civil rights training on an annual basis.  - FNS 113-1 Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement – Nutrition Programs and Activities

Updated Lessons will be added to earn a certificate update for subsequent years.  For your first year, you only need to successfully complete Lesson 1 and submit a completion notice to earn your certificate.  Once you have the first cert6ificate, the updates will not require a tutorial completion notice. You will be able to download your certificate update.

Note: The BNPS Tutorials, BNPS-02, BNPS-03, BNPS-04, BNPS-05, BNPS-06, BNPS-08, and BNPS-09 are currently set up to only be taken once.  If you have already registered for these tutorials, you do not need to re-register for them. You can only earn one certificate for each of these tutorials.  If you have not completed any and have not already received a Certificate of Completion, you can still go back into the tutorial, complete it, and earn the certificate.

This tutorial is meant to give you an idea of how to register for and take a BNPS tutorial, if you are not familiar with online learning, or Moodle.  Instructions are offered in both slide and video formats for your convenience.

This is an open tutorial, anyone can access the content of this tutorial.  Registration is not required.

This tutorial will provide opportunities for gaining knowledge on legal rights and responsibilities, as well as civil rights law serving Child Nutrition Programs, while also providing opportunities to explore the content. A takeaway for you will be able to complete a plan that will lead you toward competency in applying knowledge of your roles and responsibilities and civil rights law.

Successfully complete this tutorial and receive a Certificate of Completion for 1 hour of professional development.

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Note:  Civil Rights Training is now required annually for all food service staff and supervisors.  This tutorial is equipped to provide participants with an initial certificate of completion, and will be available for annual updates.
Civil Rights Training is required so that people involved in all levels of administration of programs that receive Federal financial assistance understand civil rights related laws, regulations, procedures, and directives.  Persons responsible for reviewing CR compliance must receive training to assist them in performing their review responsibilities. This training may be carried out as part of ongoing technical assistance. The FNS Regional OCR and State agencies will be responsible for training State agency staffs. State agencies are responsible for training local agencies.  Local agencies are responsible for training their subrecipients, including “frontline staff.”  “Frontline staff” who interact with program applicants or participants, and those persons who supervise “frontline staff,” must be provided civil rights training on an annual basis.  - FNS 113-1 Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement – Nutrition Programs and Activities

Updated Lessons will be added to earn a certificate update for subsequent years. For your first year, you only need to successfully complete Lesson 1 and submit a completion notice to earn your certificate. Once you have the first cert6ificate, the updates will not require a tutorial completion notice. You will be able to download your certificate update.

The purpose of this tutorial is to educate food service staff and their nutrition supervisors on their role in turning around the obesity epidemic that is at the heart of the Local Wellness Policy. Although the wellness team includes more than food service personnel, they are valued members of every school staff and are key in the education and future of students.

Successfully complete this tutorial and receive a Certificate of Completion for 1 hour of professional development.

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The purpose of the food service management company training is to educate school officials and administrators (including food service directors) about the USDA regulations surrounding the operation of a food service management company in the school setting.  There is discussion about what the SAU is responsible for and what the food service management company is responsible for. 

Successfully complete this tutorial and receive a Certificate of Completion for 1 hour of professional development.

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In this tutorial, food service directors and staff will be educated on the distribution and processing of free and reduced price school meals family applications. You will become familiar with the application process and the required information that is needed to apply for free and reduced price meals. You will also learn about the process and timeline for completing the verification of family applications for free and reduced priced meals. Finally, you will understand how to complete and submit the verification summary report that is returned to the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Successfully complete this tutorial and receive a Certificate of Completion for 2 hours of professional development.

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School Program regulations at 7 CFR 210.14(e) require school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program to ensure sufficient funds are provided to the nonprofit school food service account for meals served to students not eligible for free or reduced price meals.  There are two ways to meet this requirement:  either through the prices charged for “paid” meals or through other non-Federal sources provided to the nonprofit school food service account.  You will also understand the requirements for using non-federal contributions.

Successfully complete this tutorial and receive a Certificate of Completion for 1 hour of professional development.

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This tutorial will provide foundational knowledge to the practices of procurement. The three lessons in the tutorial cover the definition, legal requirements, and principles of procurement in school food management; the bidding process; and contract management. Participants will gain an understanding of the principles and legal requirements that govern the procurement process, from initial food service needs through bidding and contract management.

Successfully complete this tutorial and receive a Certificate of Completion for 3 hours of professional development.

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This tutorial will help you understand the basics of direct certification.  Direct certification is a process that involves data collection and accessing information that certifies students for free school meals. This tutorial includes more information about what direct certification is, what the benefits are, who is involved, and how to access information for the direct certification process. The NH Education Information System (MyNHDoE) is also explored and the role it plays in direct certification.  Successful completion of this tutorial earns 1 hour of professional development.

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This tutorial will help you understand the basics of the School Meal Patterns, and the option of using Offer Versus Serve plans. Food Service Staff and Food Service Directors will understand the overall purpose of Offer Versus Serve and identify the meal component requirements for breakfast and lunch.  The Offer Versus Serve looks different for lunch and breakfast and is discussed in each lesson for both breakfast and lunch to provide well rounded meal pattern training for each meal.  You will also receive practice in determining reimbursable meals.

Successfully complete this tutorial and receive a Certificate of Completion for 2 hours of professional development.

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