LEAD to Succeed™

Welcome to School Nutrition Foundation’s LEAD to Succeed™ initiative, a training program designed specifically for school nutrition professionals. Working with professors from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, SNF has developed these trainings specifically to address the professional and workforce development needs of school nutrition professionals in the areas of Personnel Management and Communication, Marketing, and Customer Service.

Developed with a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service, the LEAD to Succeed™ trainings utilize a variety of instructional formats, including webinars, video, case-studies, and self-paced online modules that can be completed at your own pace. We have also developed in-person training tools to help bring the modules to life in a group setting like district in-service days and state conferences.

Communication for Impact Series

SNF is developing a high-quality communication and leadership training program for school nutrition professionals, including directors, managers, and frontline staff.

Leadership Growth Series Coming in 2022!

The proposed curriculum includes two series of Communication for Impact Series and a Leadership Growth Series. These will be available online as well as in person training modules. COMING SOON!

Meet the LEAD to Succeed™ Partners

L.E.A.D. to Succeed partners include Georgetown University McDonough School of Business (GU), Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN), Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE), National Dairy Council (NDC) and the School Nutrition Association (SNA).

Project Summary and Goals

With the four-year USDA-FNS grant (May 20, 2019 to September 30, 2023), SNF is developing a high- quality communication and leadership training program for school nutrition professionals, including directors, managers, and frontline staff.

The proposed curriculum includes two series:

  1. a 12-hour Communication for Impact Series
  2. a 9-hour Leadership Growth Series

The Goals and Grant Objectives are:

  1. Directors, managers, and staff in school nutrition programs from targeted school districts will improve communication, marketing and customer service skills by participating in the Communication for Impact series.
  2. Directors and managers in school nutrition programs will improve personnel management skills by participating in the Leadership Growth series focusing on leadership, team building, and conflict management skills and practices needed to effectively lead and manage a team.
  3. Engage subject matter experts and school nutrition professionals (SNPs) in designing, pilot testing, and evaluating training program components.
  4. A cadre of trainers will improve the knowledge and skills to provide effective staff training at state conferences around the country by participating in Train the Trainer sessions.
  5. Directors and managers will improve the knowledge and skills to provide effective staff training by participating in Introduction & Principles of Adult Learning
  6. SNPs in rural areas will connect with SNPs in similar situations to share ideas and apply the knowledge learned to their unique needs.

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Food Delivery

Review this section to find the right equipment for your grab-and-go, direct delivery, or hybrid program.

Meal Counting & Claiming Systems

Find the equipment you need to help teachers and staff keep accurate records.

Menu Planning

Review this section to find equipment suggestions to help you plan your breakfast after the bell menu.

DONATE WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP

Your tax free donations helps SNF support scholarships, research, and professional development programs for the men and women who work in school nutrition.

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