• May 3, 2019

    CORE Southwest Training, Dallas, TX

    State agency personnel from across the country attended the CORE Southwest Conference in Dallas GA April 30-May 2, 2019. Over 60 participants embarked on an interactive and engaging learning journey exploring the 9 CORE training topics. Sixteen States from each of the 7 USDA FNS Regions were represented at the Southwest Conference. Participants commented that the training was comprehensive, engaging and fun!

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  • April 26, 2019

    2019 Sponsors Association Conference:

    The CORE team delivered 5 of the 9 CORE modules during the 33rd National Child Nutrition Conference in Chicago, IL. State agencies received training on Financial Viability, Serious Deficiency, Internal Controls and Corrective Action. More than 50 State agency personnel representing 31 State agencies participated in the engaging CACFP train-the-trainer sessions. The CORE team also delivered the CORE Monitoring & Oversight module directly to CACFP Sponsoring Organizations. More than 30 CACFP sponsoring organizations registered for this session. Participating sponsors were the 1st group of sponsors to receive the official CORE training. Sponsors and State agency personnel alike provided positive feedback regarding the CORE training and look forward to experiencing the remaining CORE modules.

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  • March 15, 2019

    CORE East Coast Training, Raleigh, NC

    The CORE team kicked off the 1st of 3 training conferences in Raleigh NC March 12-14, 2019 at the Hilton Embassy Suites Crabtree. More than 70 SA participants representing 20 states in 6 of the 7 USDA FNS Regions were engaged in an innovative train-the trainer learning journey as they navigated the 9 CORE modules. Participants were separated into two tracks that enabled each person to experience each module over the three-day conference. Although the experience of State agency participants ranged from staff new to the CACFP (less than 1 year) to staff with more than 20 years of CACFP experience, the feedback across the board was overwhelmingly positive. 95% of the surveyed participants agreed that the conference provided sufficient content, material, and techniques for them to implement the CORE training to their sponsoring organizations. Participants really enjoyed the training overall and stated it was one of the best trainings they have ever attended!

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  • February 15, 2019

    CORE Mock Training

    February 12th-14th, the CORE team hosted the 2nd CORE FNS Mock Training Conference at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, GA. Representatives from FNS headquarters and regional offices participated in an innovative learning journey to provide initial feedback on the train-the-trainer conference model. Participants were able to experience the training conference that is designed for State agencies to train their sponsoring organizations. Participants were able to take part in all 9 CORE topics, engage in session activities, and offer constructive feedback for consideration to further enhance this dynamic training experience.

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