Class Location: Onyx of Edina
Off street parking  of the complex
6725 York Avenue South
Conference Room/548
Edina, Minnesota 55435
(952)913-2529
Email Address: sosvjohns13@hotmail.com
Website: www.startingoutsmartbyvalerie.com (Using Google)

Valerie Johns, Specialized Trainer,ServSafe Certified,  ServSafe Proctor,MDH Trainer and Food Handler Certified. 
Meets the Professional Standards

Please mail in registration and payment(check or money order) 3 days prior to class to ensure a reservation unless otherwise noted on class listing.


Class Location: Onyx Apartments of Edina
6725 York Avenue
Conference Room Apartment 548
              Edina, Minnesota 55435                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALL CLASSES ARE HELD IN A CLEAN AND SAFE SETTING TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL PARTICIPATES.                                                                                                                                                                                                   


 

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Topic: Orientation to School Nutrition

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $50.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 3 and 4 (Administration/Communications)

(3400 and 4000)

Includes a 50 page Participant work book to take home! Topics of interest: marketing and customer service skills, food safety, and procurement.

 

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Topic: Fight Bac! Food Defense and Food Safety

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $50.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 2 (Operations) (2100)

Ever get sick from something you ate? This 4 hour session will cover all the up to date information food borne illnesses, norovirus and much more! Take home your own ďFight BacĒ packet and your own ďFood Defense DVDĒ provided by the FDA.

 

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Topic: School Nutrition Market Trends

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 4 (Communications/Marketing) (4120)

Lean what some of the new program promotions are that you could use at your school. New trends along with meeting other FSA from the Metro. Advertising ideas and customer service skills.

 

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Topic: Sodium Solutions

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1100)

Discuss the facts about sodium, types of sodium, production of sodium and our bodies. Samples to take home plus handouts from the FDA.

 

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

 Topic: Serving it Safe (Food Safety in Schools)

Class Time: 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Half Day $49.00)

Class Time: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Full Day $100.00)(2100)

CORE REQUIREMENT FOR LEVEL ONE CERTIFICATION

4 AND 8 HOURS can be used for SNA, USDA, changing levels, renewal and/or the MN Department for Health Food Managerís License.

Participant handbook along with certificate are included in this training. Light breakfast and beverages provided by Valerie.

 

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Topic: Focus on the Customer

Class Time: 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 4 (Communications/Marketing) (4000)

Combine communication and customer service along with listening to our customers, anticipating their needs, and learn to prevent mistakes.

 

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Topic: Growing Your Professional Skills

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 3 (Administration) (3400)

This training will teach you on how to enhance your professional skills in your school environment.

 

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Topic: Communication Skills

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $37.00

3 CEUíS in Key Area 4 (Communication/Marketing) (4000)

Employees will be able to develop plans that encourage involvement with schools and community members empower school nutrition leaders and address excellent customer service.

 

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Topic: Fruits and Vegetables Galore! Garnishing

Class Fee: $49.00

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

4 CEUíS in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1200)

View with other FSA an interactive DVD and power point then learn hands on garnishing techniques to make your school foods more appealing. Bring your own knife to this training, all supplies included in this course fee.

 

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Topic: Conflict in the Workplace!

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 3 (Administration) (3410)

Conflict in the workplace? Learn new techniques to make your school kitchen flow. Activities to keep you engaged in learning.

 

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Topic: Whole Grains

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1100)

Learn the Whole Grains A to Z list provided by the Whole Grains Council. Enjoy watching a DVD presentation while sampling a whole grains salad provided by Valerie. Samples and brochures to take home. Drawings for gift bags sponsored by Whole Foods.

 

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Topic: Food Safety Basics

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $56.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 2 (Operations) (2100)

QUALIFIES FOR YOUR RENEWAL OF THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MANAGERíS FOOD LICENSE. CREDITS CAN BE USED FOR CHANGING LEVELS AND RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATION.

Learn the newest techniques of food safety with other FSA from the Metro. Food borne illness, process approach includes booklet and all materials to complete this training. Activities on time, temperature, cooking and cooling.

 

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Topic: Carbohydrates

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $27.00

2 CEUíS in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1300)

Many dieters claiming a quick and substantial weight loss while professionalsí state cutting out carbs in unhealthy and doesnít support long term weight loss.

 

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Topic: Food Issues

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $27.00

2 CEUíS in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1210)

This training will address many feeding issues that families with young children may be facing while offering practical solutions to make meals a pleasant experience. FSA will be able to utilize resources to prepare and integrated age/grade appropriate nutrition with school nutrition programs. Handouts by Team Nutrition.

 

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Topic: Orientation to School Nutrition Management

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00 without take home workbook

Class Fee: $55.00 with workbook

Please make a note with registration for workbook!

4 CEUíS in Key Area 3

Topics of Interest in this course are Procurement, Human Resources, Marketing and Workplace Safety.

 

Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Topic: Spice it Up! Herbs and Spices

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $48.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1300)

Travel through our history of how and when spices became known. Learn which herbs and spices blend with meals that you can make at home and school. Mix and Match Spices to create and brand your own blend.

 

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Topic: Marketing Your School Nutrition Program

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 4 (Communications/Marketing)(4000)

Marketing your school meals can be exciting to encourage students to try new options. Presentation is 9 10th of the rule. Encourage students to taste new menu options through presentation and menu options.

 

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Topic: Fresh Foods: Farm to Table

Class Time: 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $49.00 (Includes Certificate and A Farm to Table Recipe Book with over a 100 Farm2School menu ideas)

4 CEUíS in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1000)

Fresh foods and fresh ideas to take back to your school, family and friends.Enjoy a ďPumpkin Spice LatteĒ.

 

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Topic: Food Defense: FBI/Food Safety

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 2 (Operations) (2630)

Discover the steps to keeping your school kitchen safe from food borne illness. Learn what you need to know for a clean and safe food storage and preparation. Food Safety is in your ďHandsĒ. Fight bac packets and a DVD to take home and share with co-workers!

 

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

Topic: Nutrition 101: A Taste of Food and Fitness

Class Time: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $102.00

8 Hours in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1000)

CORE REQUIREMENT FOR LEVEL ONE CERTIFICATION. CEUís can be used towards changing levels and renewal of certification levels.

Nutrition is the substance in food that is essential for growth and maintenance of life. Participant work book included in the cost of this course. Light breakfast and beverages provided by Valerie. Nutrition handouts and a drawing for a cook book.

 

Tuesday, May 19th, and Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Topic: Serving it Safe (Food Safety in Schools)

Class Time both nights: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $100.00

8 Hours in Key Area 2 (Operations) (2100)

CORE REQUIREMENT FOR LEVEL ONE CERTIFICATION

CREDITS CAN BE USED TOWARDS CHANGING LEVELS OR RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATION AND THE MN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Food safety programs are designed for all food service levels with current source of information for maintaining a safe and sanitary food service operation. Snack and beverages provided in this training.

 

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Topic: Norovirus: Everyone Play a P.A.R.T.

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $37.00

3 CEUíS in Key Area 2 (Operations) (2000)

This 3 hour training will cover and explain the norovirus in itís entirely. Take home literature on food safety from the FDA.

 

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

Topic: Just Because: School Breakfast/Amazing Eggs

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1000)

Discover the uses of various sizes and grades of eggs, what the eggshell color means, egg nutrients, how to store eggs, cooking temperatures and more. School breakfast a smart way to start the day. Take home a dozen eggs to create an egg dish. Class sponsored  by the Egg council and a local grocery store!  Create your own coffee drinks.

 

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Topic: Valuing Differences in the Workplace!

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 3 (Administration) (3400)

Culture and Diversity in the workplace. Take a DVD journey through the history of American cuisine. Coffee drinks provided.

 

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Topic: Food Assistant You Are Important

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 4 (Communications/Marketing) (4000)

4 steps that will teach you just how important you are to your school. Valerie will help you explore avenues on being a number one FSA. Drawings for Bath and Body works. Beverages and light snacks!

 

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Topic: Nutrition: Vegetarian/Legumes/No Time to Train

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

Northern Harvest bean samples. Vegetarian awareness plus receipes from VRG. DVD presentation and PowerPoint presentation. Make a Vegan dish! Cook books for all FSA that attend this training.

 

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Topic: Kitchen Math: Measuring

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $37.00

3 CEUíS in Key Area 2 (Operations) (2000)

Success or failure in the kitchen depends on three elements interacting with each other: ingredients, time and temperature. Measuring these three elements accurately helps ensure the end result is delicious food. Units of measurements, common abbreviations and conversion plus cost. Take home a bag of kitchen essentials.

 

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Topic: Mock Health Inspections

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $56.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 2 (Operations) (2100)

QUAILIFIES FOR YOUR RENEWAL OF THE FOOD SAFETY MANAGERS LICENSE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

This course will cover a wide range and variety.

 

 

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Topic: Fueling the School Aged Athlete

Class Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1000)

Be aware of what school athleteís need to perform in sports and academics. You as FSA can play an important role in fueling students of all ages. Think be for you drink activities. Take home a Eat Healthy book by the FDA.

 

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

Topic: Energy Balance/54321+8/MyPlate

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEUíS in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1310)

The best food choices using MyPlate as a guide. Short term and long-term benefits of physical activity, tips to be more active.


Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Topic: School Breakfast-Just because!

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEU'S in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1000)

Explore and discover tasty breakfast options. Take home a treat bag filled with breakfast samples and recipe books.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Topic: Dealing with Difficult People!

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEU'S in Key Area 3 (Administration) (3400)

How well do you really know your personality? Measure your personality factors.


Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Topic: Serving It Safe/Food Safety in Schools

Class Time: 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Half Day)

Class time: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $49.00 (Half Day)

Class Fee: $99.00 (Full Day)

CORE REQUIREMENT FOR LEVEL ONE CERTIFICATION

(2100)

4 CEU'S for half a day

8 CEU'S for a full day

4 Hours can be used towards you MN Food Manager's License with the MN Department of Health.

Workbook and handouts provided in the fee of this class.Light breakfast, snacks and beverages provided through out the training!


Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Topic: Basics at a Glance. Lessons 1-4

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Class Fee: $27.00

2 CEU'S in Key Area 2 (Operations) (2000)

Measurements 101. Valerie will provide you with charts, posters, metric and more. Learn the different kitchen wares.


Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Topic: Connect the Cafeteria to the Classroom/MyPlate

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $37.00

3 CEU'S in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1000)

Learn the 5 food groups and how to promote these food items into the classroom.


Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Topic: Nutrition 101: A Taste of Food and Fitness

Class Time: 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $101.00

8 CEU'S in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1000)

CORE REQUIREMENT FOR LEVEL ONE CERTIFICATION

This course will teach you the basics of different types of nutrition.

Light breakfast, snacks and beverages provided.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Topic: HACCP (For all Employees)

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $55.00

4 CEU'S in Key Area 2  (Operations) (2100)

Qualifies  for re-certification for MN Department of Health Food Manager's License.

Covers time, temperature control, sanitation, cross contamination, hand washing and more.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Topic: Carbohydrates

2 CEU'S in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1300)

Many dieters claiming a quick and substantial weight loss while professionals' state cutting out carbs in unhealthy and doesn't  support long term weight loss.


Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Topic: Growing Your Professional Skills

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEU'S in Key Area 4 (Communications) (4000)

Employees will be able to develop plans that will involve schools and community members empower school nutrition leaders and address excellent customer service.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Topic: Fueling the School Aged Athlete

Class time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEU'S in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1000)

Be aware of what school athlete's need to perform in sports and academics.


Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Topic: Working Safe/Food Safety/Accident Prevention

Class Fee: $37.00

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

3 CEU'S in Key Area 2 (Operations) (2000)

Learn how to prevent accidents, facility assessment, creating a safety checklist and operation.


Saturday, July 18th, 2020

Topic: School Gardens: Fresh Foods

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $47.00

4 CEU'S in Key Area 

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

4 CEU'S in Key Area 1(Nutrition) (1000)

Farm2 School partnerships have flourished in Minnesota. Providing new markets for farmers and fresh local foods for students.

Make a tasty farm to school recipe. All materials included in this training! Plus take home a bag of treats from Trader Joe's.


Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Topic: Need to Know

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 

Class Fee: $27.00

2 CEU'S in Key Area 2 (Operations) (2000)

Includes handowashing, glove usafe, food safety, reporting illness, work safety and more, Handouts provided by the FDA and Valerie.


Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Topic: Food Safety Basics

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $55.00

4 CEU'S in Key Area 2 (Operations) (2100)

Qualifies for Renewal of Minnesota Department of Health Food Manager's License.

CEU'S can be used towards changing levels or renewal of certification

Learn the basic criteria of food safety along with the current trends to keep your school kitchen safe from food borne illness.


Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Topic: Focus on the Customer

Class Fee: $47.00

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

4 CEU'S in Key Area 4 (Communications) (4000)

Combine communication and customer service along with listening to your customers, anticipating their needs, and learn to prevent mistakes.Follow along handouts provided in the cost of this training.


August 11th, 2020

Topic: Energy Balance/Chose MyPlate

Class Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $37.00

3 CEU'S in Key Area 1 (Nutrition) (1310)

The best food choices using MyPlate as a guide. Short term and long-term benefits of physical activities and tips to be more active.



















Contact Valerie at (952) 913-2529 if you would like individualized class, group or you require a specialized class that is not listed on this calendar of training events!

 







 










 



 
 



 






















 
  























 



















 



  






















  


















 


































 
















Contact Valerie at (952)913-2529 if you like individualized class, groups or you need a specialized class that is not listed on this fall calendar of training events!

































  







 











 






















Snacks and a beverage included in the cost of each class unless otherwise noted.







 











 
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