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Mid Michigan Child Care Food Program is working hard for you! We want to provide you, the day care provider, with every possible necessity to make your business run smoothly. Since licensed day care providers are required to have 10 hours of training time each year, we are supplying you with the means to achieve those hours with minimal hassle. You may want to double check with your Licensing Consultant to ensure how many training hours you may receive from one organization. 

Assistants are also welcome to take the online training as a means of achieving the 5 hours of training time required. If you are an assistant taking these trainings, please list the address and phone number of the provider you work for. It will help us in getting the certificate to you.

We have compiled some training sessions and made them available in an online form. Since we are just adding this option to our program, only a few trainings are currently available. However we will be developing online trainings continuously, so keep track of the trainings you complete and check back often for more!

The training sessions below are free of charge! To access the training click on the name of the session (Example: Paperwork Basics). This will take you to material related to that topic. Read over all the information and at the end you will be instructed to complete a quiz. You are required to get all questions on that quiz correct. (Don't worry, you have the option to take the quiz multiple times until it is correct.) Be sure to complete all the information required at the top of the quiz. This will ensure we can get your training certificate sent to you or contact you if we need any other information. The completed quiz will be sent to Mid Michigan Child Care Food Program and you will receive a training certificate by email shortly thereafter. Once you complete a training and receive credit, you will not receive credit for completing the same training again.  

The online trainings are provided as a means of helping you and your assistants. Please understand that the training hours needed for your license and your assistant requirements are important. Be sure that everyone who is completing the training does so individually, so everyone learns!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding these training sessions.

Training  Hours Creditable 

Paperwork Basics

A great training for new providers on Mid Michigan Child Care Food Program. You will learn the basics of keeping up with your paperwork as well as all the rules and regulations that need to be followed. If you are not a new provider, it is always great to have a refresher course and you never know, you may learn something too!

 1/2 hour

Crediting Foods & Regulations & Deciphering Food Labels

Is take out pizza creditable on the food program? What foods can I actually claim? How should I write tuna casserole on my menu? These questions and many more will be answered in this training session. Everyone on the food program should know this information! A compilation of many topics regarding the food program regulations. What does all the information on the back of food packaging really mean? This training will give you the basics of using the food labels to help plan healthy meals.

 1 hour

Reimbursement Basics

Are you a Tier II provider curious about receiving a higher reimbursement rate? Or have you ever wondered about the Time/Space Percentage for your taxes? This training will answer all your questions about reimbursement with the food program.

 1/2 hour

Claiming Options

Maybe you currently write out your menu each month. Did you know Mid Michigan Food Program offers a variety of claiming options? Check out this training to learn all the ways you may claim your meals on Mid Michigan Food Program.

 1/2 hour

What is Good Nutrition?

Which nutrients are important for our bodies and what do they actually do?

 1 hour

Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity is now becoming an epidemic. Learn how to determine if there is a weight problem, how to handle it and why more children these days are overweight or obese.

 1 hour

Whole Grains

This training will cover the benefits of whole grains, different types of whole grains, identifying foods that contain whole grains and easy ways to incorporate more whole grains into your day care menu.

 1 & 1/4 hour

Health Benefits of Dairy

This training will inform you about the importance of dairy in our diets as well as how to get enough calcium and what forms of dairy are best.

 1/2 hour

Beans!

There are many forms of beans that are low-fat, high protein, and low cost. Why not incorporate more of them into your day care menu?

 1/2 hour

Incredible Eggs

Learn all about eggs in this training. Nutrition information, versatility, and food safety are all covered in this training on eggs.

 1 hour

Food Safety

Teaching food safety to day care children is very important. This training covers activities to teach the children how to wash their hands, what germs are, and much more information about food safety for the day care provider.

 1 hour

Organic vs. Non-Organic

This training will teach which foods (organic or non-organic) are better for your day care. You'll be surprised by some of the information in this training. A must read!

 1 hour

Infant Development

Understanding how infants develop will make you a better caregiver.

 1 hour 

Toddler Development

It is important to understand the stages toddlers will go through. Understanding how toddlers develop will make you a better caregiver.

 1 hour 

 

 

 Using Nutrition to Teach Science

Science is an early skill that is very helpful to young children. You have the tools at your fingertips, every time you make a meal.

 1/2 hour

Juvenile Diabetes & Celiac Disease

Are you aware of the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? This disease is affecting more and more children, familiarize yourself with some basic information. Although celiac disease is not extremely common it still affects a lot of children. It would be important for a day care provider to know the signs and symptoms.

 1/2 hour

The Basics of Food Allergies

6% of children under the age of two are affected by food allergies. Familiarize yourself with some basic infomation so you can be prepared when a food allergic child enters your day care.

 1 hour

Don't forget to check back to see if more trainings are posted!

 

 

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