ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-08-050

Date Created : 11/30/2007


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
Child Nutrition Directors
Cafeteria Managers

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - Dr. Bobbie Davis, Assistant Commissioner
Teaming for a Healthy School Environment/NEW DOD Fresh Fruit/Veg. Ordering System

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Sheila Brown

Phone Number:


A Distance Learning Workshop will be held on THURSDAY, December 6, 2007. The three-hour Workshop will include two topics: “Teaming for a Healthy School Environment” and the NEW Ordering System for the Department of Defense (DOD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. The program will be offered from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.

The “Healthy School Environment” portion will include ideas for building an effective team to promote a positive healthy school environment. Sheila Brown and Laura McDowell (Office of Coordinated School Health, ADE) will share information on how to build an effective team to achieve a common goal, in this case an efficient and effective wellness committee working toward a healthy school environment for all school children. This workshop will be beneficial for Child Nutrition Directors and Managers as well as members of the local wellness committee.

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Ordering portion of the program will be presented by staff from the Commodity Distribution Office.


Please register for the Workshop directly with a cooperative by Monday, December 3, 2007. Follow each cooperative’s process for registration.

The following sites will host this Workshop:

Arch Ford, Room 1, Plumerville - 501-354-2269
Arkansas River, Room 1, Pine Bluff - 870-534-6129
Crowley’s Ridge, Room 2 Harrisburg - 870-578-5426
Dawson, Room 1, Arkadelphia - 870-246-3077
DeQueen/Mena, DM Coop #1, Gillham - 870-386-2251
Great Rivers, Instructional Bldg., West Helena - 870-338-6461
Northcentral, Room 1, Melbourne - 870-368-7955
Northeast, Room 1, Walnut Ridge - 870-886-7717
Northwest, Room 1, Farmington - 479-267-7450
O U R, Room 2, Harrison - 870-743-9100
South Central, Room 1, Camden - 870-836-2213
Southeast, Room 2, Monticello - 870-367-6848
Southwest, Lab 1, Hope - 870-777-3076
Tri District, Fuller Admin. PCSSD, Little Rock - 501-539-0303
Western, Room 1, Branch - 479-965-2191
Wilbur D. Mills, Room 2, Beebe - 501-882-5467

Training will be cancelled at any site that does not have a registered participant by the deadline.


Handouts may be printed by going to the Child Nutrition Web page after Monday, December 3, 2007. Click on the following:
Monthly ADE Distance Education
School Year 2007-08 Distance Education Program
December 2007

For questions regarding workshop content or site participation, please contact Sheila Brown of the Child Nutrition Unit (CNU), Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) at 501-324-9502.


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