The Brighton Report – February 19

The Brighton Report is Brighton Training Group’s weekly news show. It’s a fast paced run down of the three most notable news stories of the week in child nutrition, school nutrition, CACFP, SFSP and other child nutrition programs. Text Version of The Brighton Report:  President Obama asks Congress for more funds to feed low-income kids during the summer New dietary …

Online SFSP Training

Automated SFSP Training for Sponsors Brighton’s Training & Tracking System delivers online SFSP training courses through a portal branded for your organization. The training system provides testing, tracking and comprehensive reporting.   Save money having all staff complete required online courses. No in-person trainings necessary. Retrain staff when problems are detected.   Increase compliance with state processes and procedures.   …

Child Nutrition Related News – Week of Feb 15

1. USDA has some great activity sheets for kids, parents and teachers to use!  2. Great example of farm to school working well to provide healthy foods 3. Several recent articles associating childhood ADHD with obesity during childhood. Here’s one article:  4. USDA is making a big effort to simplfy the transition from CACFP to SFSP to encourage more participation during …

Girl holding food tray in school cafeteria

Child Nutrition Related News – Week of Feb 8

1. Drinking water with lunch lowers obesity in kids 2. President’s FY2017 budget to invest $700 million in USDA’s Agriculture and food research initiative . In the 7  years since AFRI has been established, they’ve made groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture to combat childhood obesity and ensuring food safety (among other things) . 3. Article on how long mothers can breastfeed …

Senate Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill Released

The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry has released the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016, legislation to reauthorize the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Next it goes to the Senate floor for a debate and a vote.

SFSP MAPS are due soon!

It’s that time of year already…SFSP MAPs are due soon! If you’re like most of the state agencies overseeing the CACFP and SFSP child nutrition programs, providing the required training is costly and time consuming. Brighton Training Group offers an automated child nutrition training & tracking system for state education agencies like yours.   Our Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) 4 …

42% Increase in Course Registrations – DEPDNow.com

This has been an amazing past 12 months for Delaware’s/Brighton collaboration on DEPDNow.com. November 2015 has seen a 42% increase in the number of online course registrations. We started at zero and have climbed to 350 new registrations per month. Our partners include: Nemours Health & Prevention Services University of Delaware’s program Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood (DIEEC) …

National CACFP Conference – April 2016 – Orlando

Look for us at the National CACFP Conference April 2016 in Orlando. Brighton will be sending the following staff: Sue Still, Dara Jacobs, Eric Hunt, Mike Matukaitis. We are a Silver Sponsor this year and will be exhibiting as well as presenting. eLearning Boot Camp for Administrative Reviews Save time and relieve stress by insuring institutions are prepared for an …