1.1 Course Information

DECAL-504 COURSE SYLLABUS

Course title:
Build It Once; Serve It Time and Time Again: Using Cycle Menus and Standardized Recipes

Course ID:
DECAL-504

Length:
1 hour

Course description:
How important is menu planning to a meal program? The menu plan influences every aspect of the meal program – including purchasing and preparing foods, ensuring that your meals are CACFP creditable, providing adequate nutritional value, accounting for dietary restrictions, and satisfying the tastebuds of the children in your care. In this one hour session, participants will learn about standardized recipes, cycle menus and the benefits of using both of these great tools to maximize kitchen efficiency and food budgets.

Support:
This course is self-paced, not instructor led.

Requirements:
Access to the Internet and a valid email address.

Format:
This course requires no face-to-face classroom instruction. It will be available via the course web site. You will complete the course whenever it is most convenient for you. You may work on the course at any time of the day or night on any day of the week. This course is estimated to take 1 hour or less to complete. The course web site will track the completion of each lesson and assignment. You will be able to exit the course without completing it and pick up where you left off at any time.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify what standardized recipes and cycle menus are
  • Understand the benefits of using standardized recipes and cycle menus
  • Be prepared to turn recipes into standardized recipes
  • Create a cycle menu using standardized recipes

Means of developing competencies:

  • Online presentations with voice narration and interactivity
  • Online resources available through internet links
  • Quiz

Course completion requirements:

In order to complete this course successfully, you must complete all of the course assignments and pass the quiz.

WORKBOOK

Click the image below to open the workbook. You may view the workbook online or if possible, we recommend that you print the workbook and use it to take notes with a pen or pencil during the lesson presentation. The workbook has a button called Request Edit Access that you should ignore, as that button is just for administrators.

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