ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-10-031

Date Created : 10/15/2009


Co-op Directors
other: Child Nutrition Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
Distance Learning-Special Dietary Needs

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Stephanie Alsbrook

Phone Number:


A Distance Education Workshop will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2009. The three-hour workshop covering Special Dietary Needs will be offered from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The training will include an overview of the USDA guidance on Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Programs and information from the National School Service Management Institute (NFSMI) Handbook for Children with Special Food and Nutrition Needs. Any employee in the School Food Authority responsible for planning, preparing, or serving meals to students with special dietary needs is encouraged to attend.


Please register for the workshop directly with a cooperative by October 30, 2009. Follow each cooperative’s process for registration.

The following sites will host this workshop:

ADE Main, Little Rock - 501-371-1950
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
North Central, 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

Additional viewing locations:
Benton High School - 501-326-8868
Centerpoint High School -(Amity) room 308
Flippin High School 870 - 743-9100
Ft. Smith Public Schools- 479-784-8130
Hot Springs High School
Rogers Public Schools
Tri-District, Fuller Admin.- Little Rock, 501-538-0303
Tri-District, Metro. Tech Ctr.- Little Rock, 501-538-0303
Van Buren, Central Office

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 webpage after November 2, 2009. Click on the following:
Monthly ADE Distance Education
School Year 2009-2010 Distance Education Program
November 2009

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


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