The Emergency Readiness course will provide instruction to school nutrition administrators on developing an emergency readiness plan for natural and other disasters; it will provide guidance for keeping food supplies safe and working with community organizations when relief shelters may be needed after a disaster strikes.
See specific content information below in sections "Expected Outcomes" and "Attend and You Will Learn."
Why You Should Attend
This course will assist school food authorities in proactively preparing for emergencies and natural disasters impacting school nutrition programs. This course will provide 5 contact hours of professional development continuing education in the school nutrition learning code 2620 Food Safety-General.
Who Should Attend
- School nutrition administrators
- Central office staff working with school nutrition program food safety functions
Attend and You Will Receive
Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation from North Carolina State University upon successful completion of this workshop. This course will also provide professional development continuing education credit for learning code: 2620 Food Safety-General.
Attend and You Will Learn / Expected Outcome
- Identify potential disruptions in normal service
- Develop an emergency readiness team
- Determine alternate procedures to accommodate unexpected events
- Develop an emergency readiness plan and alternate procedures
- Teach the plan and prepare for use
- Practice the emergency plan
- Determine evaluation and updating strategies to keep the plan current
- List procedures for emergency relief shelters
- Assemble a list of helpful resources