Child Nutrition

Child Nutrition

NWIESC has responded to changes over the last several years in meeting the state and USDA guidelines for school child nutrition programs.  Our ESC Food Cooperative Consortium has grown to 89 districts.  This cooperative, with the NIESC as the lead administrator ensures all products meet the USDA guidelines for child nutrition, while monitoring changes in legislature and school food trends.  Our group meets monthly to be proactive to change and to strategically plan procurement activities and enhance professional development for food service personnel.  Our annual cafeteria staff development training day out, utilizing nationally known presenters such as Jeff Joiner and JoAnne Robinett, have provided a full-day of training for three years to over 1,200 northern Indiana cafeteria professionals each summer.

NWIESC offers the contracted services of a registered dietitian.  Through this program, we can help keep your food service professionals trained in food safety and menu planning!

Is your district in need of a Food Service Director?  NWIESC has access to not one, but two dynamic, professionals available to contract with you so you can be sure your food service department is compliant with all of the rules and regulations. This service also helps reduce costs and provides a highly qualified person to lead your cafeteria food department.

Join a diverse and talented group of school cafeteria professionals by contacting your Indiana Educational Service Center or NWIESC for more details.