DPHSS: Child Nutrition Programs Technical Assistance for Guam and the CNMI


Guam –  The Guam Department of Education (“GDOE”) State Agency for Child Nutrition Programs (“CNP”) in partnership with the National Food Service Management Institute (“NFSMI”) located in the University of Mississippi is conducting training for Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (“CNMI”) Local Educational Districts.


The training is being held daily at Okkodo High School July 29 – August 2, from 8am through 4pm.

NFSMI established by Congress in 1989 and federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) Food and Nutrition Services (“FNS”), is the leading institution and the only national center dedicated to applied research, education and training and technical assistance for child nutrition programs across the nation.

This five (5) day training provides technical assistance in strengthening and promoting all CNP in the region. CNP and food service personnel from GDOE, Department of Defense Education Activity, Mt. Carmel Catholic School, Department of Youth Affairs, Guahan Academy Charter School and the CNMI Public School System are present for this training. This rare opportunity will provide assistance and guidance to participants on the requirements for school meals as
mandated by the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 to include:

* Implementation of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
* Introducing and strengthening culinary techniques
* Norovirus awareness; Detailed training on food safety
* An overview of the importance of Nutrition in school systems
* Requirements of the current and most updated Standards of the USDA New Meal Pattern.

For additional information on this training, please contact Mr. Jesse Rosario, State Nutrition Officer, or Mr. Ike C. Santos, Federal Programs Administrator at 300-1257